BHC Initiatives


The BHC elevates public health standards within U.S.-México border communities by engaging binational local, state, federal, and international leaders to collaborate with health professionals in strategic ways. To determine priority areas along the border, the BHC solicits community input from leadership and participants of the fifteen binational borderwide health councils, community partners, and numerous stakeholders, including the Health Work Table component of the Border Governors Conference, which provides recommendations regarding the health issues affecting border populations.

As a result of this process, the BHC has identified the following six strategic priorities as critical areas of concern:

  • Chronic and Degenerative Disease
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Injury Prevention
  • Access to Care
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning


The following actions are scheduled for this program year period beginning September 1 and ending August 31:

  • Leaders across Borders
  • U.S.-México Border Reproductive Health Work Group Meetings
  • U.S.-México Border Tuberculosis Initiative
  • Community-based Healthy Border Initiative
  • Healthy Border 2020 Community Grants
  • U.S.-México Border Health Research Initiative
  • Annual U.S.-México Border Health Month
  • Consortium of the Californias Strategic Plan
  • Teen Pregnancy in the U.S.-México Border
  • Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity Prevention