October 1—16, 2012. Putting health first, is LOVE!
About Binational Health Week
Over the last decade, Binational Health Week (BHW) has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. During BHW, federal and state government agencies, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers come together annually in the month of October to conduct a series of health promotion and health education activities that include workshops, insurance referrals, vaccinations and medical screenings.
BHW fosters community solidarity by bringing together existing resources and thousands of volunteers working together for a common goal. The events are coordinated by the collaboration among community and government agencies from the U.S., Mexico and other Latin American countries with the purpose of reaching out to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, especially those without medical coverage. For more general information, please read the Binational Health Week Overview in English or Spanish.
Binational Health Week 2012
This year, the BHW will take place October 1-16, 2012 in Santa Clara County and in at least 40 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces, with the participation of the consular networks of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Additionally, seven national campaign topics will be implemented to promote awareness among the underserved Latino community:
• Access to Health Care and Health Care Reform
• Women’s Health
• Mental Health
• Adolescent’s Health
• Infectious Diseases
• Chronic Diseases
• Occupational Health
Additional Partner Resources:
BHW 2012 Brochure
More information to be posted soon.