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.
Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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.
Arizona Office of Border Health
Manages public health program efforts in Arizona border communities and facilitates cross-border collaboration with public health agencies in the state of Sonora.
California Office of Binational Border Health
An office within the California Department of Public Health that 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.
CDC's Office of Minority Health & Health Equity
Comprises Women's Health, Diversity and Inclusion Management, and Minority Health and Health Equity. Works 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.
Provides training and consultations to practitioners and activists throughout the U.S. Organizes national and regional events, engages in federal and state public policy advocacy and conducts research on issues that affect Latinas.
An organization that builds on community strengths to improve health in farmworker and border communities. Their programs provide peer health education, increase access to healthcare, and bring community members together with health providers, employers and policymakers to create positive changes.
New Mexico Office of Border Health
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.
Pan American Health Organization
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.
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.
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 10 border states, and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
Last Reviewed: 10/21/2022