2017 U.S.-Mexico Border Health Month
The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission celebrates Border Health Month the entire month of October. This celebratory event is carried out in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Mexico Secretariat of Health, the 10 U.S.-México border states and many partners that help address the health priorities along the border.BHM celebrates and promotes healthy lifestyles for all ages through different activities, including fora, health fairs, trainings, and other community events, that involve participation from local, state, federal, academic, non-governmental, and other public and private partners. Each event focuses on a range of health issues. Previous topics have included nutrition, infectious and chronic diseases, emergency preparedness, environmental health, domestic violence, and even pet health.The Commission will continue to promote the theme “Partnerships for a Healthy Border” and the adjoining focus on “Prevention, Precaution, Preparedness” in support of and response to the border priorities identified in Healthy Border 2020 and recent Commission directives.For more information and a complete list of all BHM activities click here.