The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento is pleased to announce the XI edition of the Binational Health Week (BHW), from October 1st to16th, in 40 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, with the participation of the consular networks from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Federal and state government agencies, community-based organizations, and thousands of volunteers have come together annually to help improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population. To date, the BHW is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the nation aimed to improve the health access of vulnerable communities. Outreach and education workshops, health fairs, lab tests, insurance referrals, medical screenings, and other essential health services will be delivered in cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada.
This year, five national campaigns are being implemented to promote awareness among the underserved Latino community: Access to Health Care Services; Women’s Health (Cervical, Breast Cancer and Teen Pregnancy); Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis); Chronic Diseases (Obesity, Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Hypertension); and Mental Health (Substance
Abuse and Domestic Violence). The campaigns’ objectives are to promote awareness, prevention and response action regarding each issue.
For detailed information and calendar of activities visit: http://www.binationalhealthweek.org