Healthy Border Initiative

Healthy Border 2020 aims to improve health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region. The program creates objectives for health promotion and disease prevention to promote border health.

The U.S-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) has defined five public health priorities of binational concern in Healthy Border 2020, a bi-national initiative that focuses on the public health issues prevalent among border populations. It is this document that establishes the Commission’s border regional agenda on health promotion and disease prevention.

The five public health priorities identified were:

  • Chronic and Degenerative Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Injury Prevention

The BHC released the Healthy Border 2020: A Prevention & Health Promotion Initiative - PDF (HB2020) report and officially launched the initiative at an event in Washington, D.C., in June 2015 as part of its binational annual meeting.

The BHC continues to promote HB2020 and use it as a basis for other initiatives and activities as well as collaborations with other partners including the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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