Celebrate Santa Clara County’s 14th Annual Binational Health Week 2018
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 the community, government agencies and thousands of volunteers come together to host a series of health education and health promotion events.
Santa Clara County will be entering its 14th annual Binational Health Week in 2018. 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 249 community events, reached over 317,000 residents, administered 22,000 health screenings and collaborate with over 40 agencies each year. The success of BHW efforts is due to the collaboration, commitment, and support of the many agencies and organizations in the community.
Binational Health Week Events:
Date & Time: September 23 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Date & Time: September 25 at 9:00am
Event Name: Binational Health Week Proclamation / Proclamación de la Semana Binacional de Salud Board of Supervisors
Location: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 70 W. Hedding St., San José, CA 95110