United States - Mexico Border Health Commission
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United States - Mexico Border Health Commission

Border Infectious Disease Conference
Border Reproductive Health Summit
Border Binational Health Week
Border Health Research
Border Models of Excellence
Border Obesity Prevention Summit
Healthy Border
Leaders Across Borders
Prevention and Health Promotion among Vulnerable Populations
Other Supported Activities
Calendar of Events


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
  • Research


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