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Rural Border Health – Organizations

APHA: Community Health Workers Section
Promotes the community's voice within the healthcare system through development of the role of community health workers including promotores de salud and community health advisors. Provides a forum to share resources and strategies.
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Arizona Area Health Education Center Program (AZAHEC)
Focuses on developing integrated, sustainable statewide health professions workforce education programs with emphasis on primary care, and on increasing access in Arizona's rural and underserved communities by improving the supply, quality, diversity and distribution of the health professions workforce.
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Arizona Office of Border Health (ADHS-OBH)
Coordinates and integrates public health program efforts to identify, monitor, control, and prevent adverse health events in border communities. The Office also strengthens cross-border public health collaboration with Sonora, Mexico.
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California Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH)
Facilitates communication, cooperation, and collaboration among California and Mexico health officials, health professionals, and communities to support and strengthen binational and border health. Available in Spanish.
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CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE)
Comprised of three units - Women's Health, Diversity and Inclusion Management, and Minority Health and Health Equity - working to reduce and eliminate health disparities and advance health equity. Ensures all CDC programs address health disparities at all levels, including rural health disparities, through planning, performance, accountability, and program evaluation.
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International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
Provides binational solutions regarding the ownership of boundary waters, and environmental services related to sanitation, water quality, and flood control along the Mexico and U.S. border.
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MHP Salud
An organization that builds on community strengths to improve health in farmworker and border communities. Their programs provide peer health education, increase access to health resources and bring community members together with health providers, employers and policymakers to create positive changes.
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National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Provides services and technical assistance to community, migrant, and homeless health centers.
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National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities
Provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the US. Organizes national and regional events, engages in federal and state public policy advocacy and conducts research on issues that affect Latinas.
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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH)
Works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
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New Mexico Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Works to improve access to quality healthcare for the people of New Mexico through education and community partnerships.
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New Mexico Office of Border Health (NMOBH)
A component office of the Public Health Division, New Mexico Department of Health. Works to improve the overall health status and health services in the New Mexico border region and other border-impact areas of the state.
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Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Works to improve and protect health in the countries of the Americas. Serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System and as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. Includes a repository of professional literature on U.S.-Mexico border Health issues.
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South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC)
Committed to improving the health status and quality of life for residents of South Texas by improving access to culturally competent and quality healthcare through preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce in South Texas' rural and underserved areas.
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Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC)
A private, non-profit membership association that represents safety-net healthcare providers in Texas. Designated as the state's primary care association.
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Texas Office of Border Public Health
Promotes and protects the health of border residents by reducing community and environmental health hazards along the Texas-Mexico border, in collaboration with U.S. and Mexican local communities, and state and federal entities.
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United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize quality of life and health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Comprised of the federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of the ten border states, and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
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Last Reviewed: 9/19/2019