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Binational Health Week

Celebrate Santa Clara County’s 13th Annual Binational Health Week 2017 

Binational Health Week (BHW) was created in 2001 with the objective of raising awareness and responding to the unique health care challenges of Latinos living in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, BHW has evolved into one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population. This has been possible thanks to the leadership of the Secretariats of Health and Foreign Affairs of Mexico, in conjunction with the Health Initiative of the Americas at UC Berkeley, the Secretariats of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and several other Latin American consulates. 
BHW occurs every year in October, where community, government agencies and thousands of volunteers come together to host a series of health education and health promotion events.
This year, the 2017 BHW focus areas are Infectious Diseases, Chronic Diseases, Access to Health Insurance, Mental Health, and Women's Health. To learn more about BHW, please visit

Santa Clara County will be entering its 13th annual Binational Health Week in 2017. Partners from a variety of agencies including hospitals, clinics, community based organizations, and volunteers, join together to host a series of events for Santa Clara County residents. Since the inception of BHW in Santa Clara County in 2005, we have hosted over 220 community events, reached over 169,000 residents, administered 21,993 health screenings and collaborated with over 660 agencies. The success of BHW efforts is due to the collaboration, commitment and support of the many agencies and organizations in the community.  

We invite you to join us in the Binational Health Week celebration by attending an event, celebrating our diversity, strengthening our culture of inclusion, or by joining us as a future community partner.  

Binational Health Week Proclamation Ceremony 

Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Board of Supervisors Chamber, 70 W Hedding St., San Jose 95110

2017 Binational Health Week Kick off Health Fair 

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Eastridge Mall 2200 Eastridge Loop, San José, CA 95122

13th Annual Binational Health Week Conference 2017 

Let’s move: Practical Approaches to Engage the Latino Community in Physical Activity
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Morgan Hill Community Center and Cultural Center 17000 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Binational Health Week Closing Ceremony 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Consulado General de Mexico (Mexican Consulate), 302 Enzo Dr., San Jose 95138 

Information for event attendees:

Calendar of Events​ 

For more information, contact Maritza Rodriguez at or call (408) 793-2709.

Last updated: 10/2/2017 12:53 PM