1 Border Binational Week Families in Action For, Preventing Obesity and 2011 Data Summary Report The United States-México Border Commission
2 Border Binational Week 2011 Data Summary Report This 2011 Data Summary Report presents event information from the 8th Annual Border Binational Week (BBHW) celebrated on October 1-7, Data reported herein was collected from questionnaires provided to all participating partners requesting the identification of activities conducted; persons participating and those served; and the number of key partners involved, among other required data. Over 150 borderwide fairs, fora, training events, and other health promotion and educational activities involving participation from U.S. and Mexican local, state, federal, academic, non-governmental, public, and private partners were achieved in support of BBHW. The goal of BBHW is to promote sustainable partnerships that address border health problems. Intended outcomes include increased community and inter-agency networking relationships, increased information sharing and educational opportunities, and increased awareness of the BHC and other state and local initiatives. During this year s weeklong celebration, the BHC continued to promote awareness of the prevalence, risk factors, and health outcomes of the childhood obesity epidemic on the U.S.-México border through its message of Families in Action for, Preventing Obesity and. The promotion of vaccination for the prevention of influenza and childhood vaccine-preventable diseases, such as pertussis, was also emphasized. To date, BBHW has reached over 1.2 million border residents, and, each year, it continues to generate and strengthen community partnerships whose combined efforts address the unique health issues common to the border region. To view individual state reports, as well as other BBHW resources, visit the BHC homepage at and click on the BBHW logo.
3 U.S. Section Total Participants Events on BBHW Matrix Events on Survey Surveys Submitted Number of Participating Country Border Binational Week (BBHW) 2011 Report Level Institutions U.S. MX. Binat'l Nat'l State Regional Local Consulate Gov't. Private n-profit Serv. Club School University Other Dir. Svc. Ed. Fin. In-Kind Other California 16, Arizona 3, , Texas 9, U.S. Section Total 33, Type Nature of Partnership México Section Total Participants Events on BBHW Matrix Events on Survey Surveys Submitted Number of Participating Country Nature of Partnership Institutions U.S. MX. Binat'l Nat'l State Regional Local Consulate Gov't. Private n-profit Serv. Club School University Other Dir. Svc. Ed. Fin. In-Kind Other Baja California 4, Sonora , , Coahuila 5, MX. Section Total 17, Question 6: For U.S.-based organizations, is your organization listed on GuideStar (www.guidestar.org), a network of non-profit organizations? Level Type American Association Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest response California of Public Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (CDPH EWIDS) High Tech Middle California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers Initiative of the Americas response response MANA de San Diego County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce Tijuana Border Initiative American Indian Center EUNIME, Inc. response response Trash Talkers Coalition
4 Santa Cruz on Aging Cochise & Social Services Tohono O'odham Nation Arizona Arizona of Services (ADHS) Arizona Disparities Center Campesinos Sin Fronteras Southeastern Arizona Education Center (SEAHEC) Substance Abuse Southern New Mexico Outreach (SNMDO) Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational State University Nursing Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border
5 Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse HOPE-K Trinational Maverick County Hospital District Texas Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County Unknown City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public Starr County- Miguel Aleman- Camargo (SMAC) Binational Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region response Baja California Sonora N/A Coahuila
6 Question 7: Has your organization adopted the U.S.-México Border Commission's (BHC) y Border (HB) 2010 strategy or one or more of its objectives into your agency's planning, programming, or funding process? If yes, please explain and include which objective(s) have been adopted. American Association Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CDPH EWIDS High Tech Middle California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers response, all. Initiative of the Americas response MANA de San Diego County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce response Tijuana Border Initiative response American Indian Center EUNIME, Inc. Trash Talkers Coalition Santa Cruz on Aging Cochise & Social Services Tohono O'odham Nation and no. We are in discussions to participate in events for BBHW 2012 and National Infant Immunization Week., working in the health department all or most of the health objectives are addressed and met. The health department applied for a grant for the Tdap vaccine from Sanofi and was able to acquire several thousand doses, which are being provided throughout Cochise County to adults free of charge. With the Teen Maze project ( Fair for Teens) at the various high schools and middle schools throughout Cochise County, almost all of the health objectives in prevention are being addressed. Stations include education on -Nutrition, HIV/AIDS/STDs, Behavioral issues, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Injury Prevention., objectives on prevention of diabetes and obesity Arizona ADHS Arizona Disparities Center, ADHS Office of Border (OBH) is the lead for promoting and protecting the health of all border area residents. The OBH's projects and initiatives align with several of the HB 2010 focus areas, including, but not limited to, ; Environmental ; and Maternal, Infant, and Child. Furthermore, the ADHS Arizona Disparities Center's mission and vision aligns with HB 2010's two over-arching goals to improve the quality of life for all Arizonans and eliminate health disparities. Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Campesinos Sin Fronteras has adopted the following HB 2010 objectives: Access to care; Cancer; ; Environmental; HIV/AIDS; Injury prevention; Mental ; Maternal, Infant, and child health; oral health; and respiratory diseases. SEAHEC, we are currently working on a grant for an AZ borderwide teen pregnancy prevention intervention at the Arizona Border Communities Network.
7 Substance Abuse SNMDO, this activity addresses one of the HB 2010/2020 objectives related to Mellitus: to reduce both the mortality rate of diabetes and the need for hospitalization. This activity was an outdoor opportunity for citizens to take part in an event that promotes physical activity and, as a result, contributes to a reduced risk for diabetes and a healthier lifestyle for participants. Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational, family planning, sexuality education, and teen pregnancy prevention; substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, tobacco) and behavioral and mental health problems, lack of youth activities, and youth suicide; improved immunization rates; improved prenatal care; improved binational epidemiology, surveillance, and control of non-communicable diseases; obesity and diabetes education, glucose screening, and continuity of care. State University Nursing Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the objective to reduce both the mortality rate of diabetes and the need for hospitalizations., diabetes and obesity. HOPE-K Trinational, the HOPE-K trinational health council is committed to decreasing diabetes rates and the transmission of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB, and dengue fever. Texas Maverick County Hospital District Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public SMAC Binational, the HOPE-K trinational health council is committed to decreasing rates of diabetes and obesity in children., maternal, infant, and child health., reduce hospitalizations for diabetes by 25%., obesity and diabetes education, glucose screening, and continuity of care. STPA has adopted the goal of increasing community relationships, and presenters promoted practical strategies and actions to prevent obesity and reduce the risks of onset diabetes., similar to the BHC HB 2010 objectives, the Amistad BHC is committed to decreasing rates of diabetes through education on obesity and its complications. The Amistad BHC is committed to decreasing rates of diabetes through education and outreach efforts focused on prevention and management., Prairie View A&M University adopted the fight against diabetes and obesity. Unknown, as detailed in the Los Dos Laredos Binational bylaws, the primary function of this council is to follow the guidelines of the HB 2010/2020 initiative, which include diabetes mellitus, environmental health, immunizations, and infectious diseases among other border health issues., the City of Brownsville is currently working with the BHC to implement the 11 topic areas for HB 2010., the SMAC binational health council adopted the fight against diabetes, obesity, and domestic violence. Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region Sí, unificar esfuerzos para las actividades dentro de la Semana Binacional de Salud.
8 Baja California B.C. Sí, nos apoya para identificar el comportamiento de las principales causas de morbi-mortalidad en la frontera norte. Objetivo: Apoyar en las acciones de promoción y prevención de la salud en los temas prioritarios tales como: tuberculosis, obesidad y diabetes. Sí, en base a las prioridades de la CSFMEU y a la reunión de gobernadores fronterizos. Dentro de las estrategias de la CSFMEU se encuentra la promoción de la salud y la prevención de enfermedades, entre ellas la obesidad y la diabetes (problemas de salud pública los cuales se observa cada vez más con tasas mayores en toda la región Paso del rte), lo cual conlleva a establecer una mayor difusión y promoción de los programas que actualmente se están llevando a cabo para revertir esta situación y acercar más a la población fronteriza de ambos lados para concientizar sobre estos problemas. Sí, en la CSFMEU, Oficina de Alcance de, estamos enfatizando mejorar la salud en ambos lados de la frontera, a través de la promoción y la prevención de las enfermedades y los objetivos que abordamos son: 1) mejorar la calidad de vida, aumentar el número de años de vida saludable, y 2) eliminar las disparidades de salud. Las áreas de enfoque son:, Hipertensión, Obesidad y Tuberculosis. Sin descuidar lo que es: VIH/SIDA y Vacunación. Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Sí, abatir el índice de obesidad infantil, así como disminuir el índice de complicaciones de enfermedades crónicas degenerativas asi como su diagnóstico temprano y tratamiento oportuno. Coahuila Ciudad Acuña Sí, promover asociaciones sustentables para mejorar las condiciones de salud de la población fronteriza, promoviendo estilos de vida saludable y prevención en diabetes, tuberculosis. Promover los beneficios de la actividad física sobre la salud, en todas las generaciones (todas las etapas de la vida). Sí, apoyar en las acciones de promoción y prevención de la salud en los temas prioritarios. Question 9: Did any of the event(s) focus on the BBHW theme of "Preventing Obesity and?" If yes, please list their titles. American Association, American Association Por Tu Familia Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CDPH EWIDS response High Tech Middle, High Tech Opening Ceremony California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers, y Works Garden Education Initiative of the Americas response MANA de San Diego, MANA Platica/y Cooking Class County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce Tijuana Border Initiative American Indian Center, Filipino American Arts and Crafts Festival EUNIME, Inc. Trash Talkers Coalition, Filipino American Festival 2011 and "Let's Talk Trash" Bike Ride
9 Santa Cruz on Aging, Exercise Classes-Zumba, Presentations, Border Binational Fair, Glucose Screening, and Blood Pressure Screening. Arizona Cochise & Social Services Tohono O'odham Nation ADHS Arizona Disparities Center, Teen Maze (Teen Fair), Binational Fairs, and BBHW Campaign., Diabetic Foot Care., Zumba Your Way to a y Lifestyle. Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Binational Week Kick-off and Fair; Obesity Prevention Educational Workshops; 4th Binational Encounter; Domestic Violence and the Judicial System Forum; and and other health Disparities affecting your and the National Plan for Action to Eliminate Them. SEAHEC Due to logistical issues with two farms where events were scheduled, all events had to be postponed. Substance Abuse, the title of the training did not specify the theme, but it was the focus throughout the training. SNMDO, the name of the project is Ciclovia. The objectives of the project are to: 1) bring monthly physical activities to the community of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County by providing an event where people can engage in a variety of exercise options while having fun in the park, and 2) increase awareness of physical activities and nutrition information in respect to the health dangers of obesity and high risk behaviors associated with diabetes. Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational State University Nursing Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border, Columbus Fair, Family Fitness at the Park, and Understanding and Managing Your., "Border Binational Week-Let's Make a ier You" was our title for both events. We focused on healthy food choices, portion control, diabetes prevention, and physical activity. response, Education, Communications, and Operational Strategies to Reduce Child and Adolescent Obesity in the Binational Paso del rte Region.
10 Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Mejorando la Salud en la Frontera Morning Session and National Night Out. HOPE-K Trinational, Bike-A-Thon, Behavioral /Childhood Obesity Symposium, and Border Trinational Fair and Closing. Texas Maverick County Hospital District Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo, Border Trinational Fair and Closing, Childhood Obesity Awareness Walk-a-thon, y Eating for Children, and the Fair at Loma Bonita., Presentations at the Consulado de México in McAllen, Presentations at Hidalgo County and Human Services Clinic, Promotoras "Get It D.O.N.E." Screenings, Promotoras "Get It D.O.N.E." Conference, and Office of Border., Obesity and in children: Supersizing of American Children; and Medical Nutrition Therapy for., Promotoras Promoting Women, Promotoras "Get It D.O.N.E." in Starr County-Border Binational Fair, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Meeting, Promotoras "Get It D.O.N.E." Binational Conference, and Promotoras "Get It D.O.N.E." in Cameron County., BodyWorks Inauguration Event, 3rd Annual Amistad Binational Fair, and 11th Annual Andale Del Rio Wellness and 5K Run., Childhood Obesity and Promotora Workshop. Unknown, BBHW local proclamation and health fair. We provided a community zumba demonstration to teach participants about zumba. There was also a obesity information booth where patients received the chance to check weight, height, and BMI. The nutritionist provided tutoring depending on weight status. City of Brownsville Public, Five Steps, Strong and y Overview of the chronic non-communicable diseases, and obesity-diabetes mellitus. SMAC Binational, BBHW Fair. Baja California Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region B.C. Sí, Feria de Salud; Taller sobre nutrición y estilos de vida saludable; Caminata de cierre de la semana de Hipertensión; Capacitación sobre Mellitus-TB-VIH Sí, Inauguración Binacional de la 8va SBSF (Juárez); Caminando juntos hacia la salud; Megaclase "Activate;" Encuentro G.A.P.S.; Desfile Promocional de la SBSF; Bicicleta Binacional; Inauguración Binacional de la 8va SBSF (Ojinaga); Feria de Salud del Adolescente; Taller Interactivo "5 Pasos;" Abrazo Mundial; Atención al Migrante; Foro de DM/HTA/Obesidad; Feria de Salud Preventiva, Feria de la Salud Escolar, Inauguración de la 3era Semana. Sí, Inauguración de la 8ava SBSF; Familias en Acción por la Salud; Curso de actualización en el diagnóstico y tratamiento de la DM y HTA; Zumba por tu salud; Clausura de la 8ava SBSF. Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Sí, Feria de salud en la región de la frontera Piedras Negras, Coahuila; Carrera contra la obesidad en la frontera Piedras Negras. Coahuila Ciudad Acuña Sin respuesta. Sí, Conferencia de Prevención de y Obesidad; Ferias de la Salud; Curso sobre drogoresistencia; Seminario Adicciones.
11 Question 10: Did your participation in BBHW assist your organization in establishing new partnerships with other organizations or agencies? If yes, please explain. American Association Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, the funding was the exact thing we needed in order to provide the program to this community., continuous work with other organizations and agencies provide a framework, data support, and collaboration opportunities to better the health of our binational communities, providing a platform for future events, projects, and funding. CDPH EWIDS High Tech Middle California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers Initiative of the Americas, expanded our network. response response MANA de San Diego County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce response EUNIME, Inc. Tijuana Border Initiative response American Indian Center Trash Talkers Coalition, we were able to utilize the promotion of health week activities to bolster our current campaign, "Let's Talk Trash." We are readying ourselves to conduct formal Coalition meetings in early 2012, and the assistance from the BHC has given us the ability to expand our capacities for collaboration. Santa Cruz on Aging, Secretaría de Salud Pública, Sonora, México. Cochise & Social Services, we were able to partner with the organizers of the annual Douglas Children's Assistance and Resource Event Fair (C.A.R.E.), which brought more organizations to participate. Arizona Tohono O'odham Nation ADHS Arizona Disparities Center, local St. Francis Planning Committee., new partnerships with BHC Arizona Outreach Office and Local Officer from Pima County of Public. Campesinos Sin Fronteras, new partnerships with the local enforcement offices. SEAHEC
12 Substance Abuse SNMDO Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational State University Nursing Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, there were many new organizations, such as schools, that participated and would like to be involved in next year's activities. One organization offered to assist in the process of converting the manual used in this training to make it scientific evidence based., we worked with the different groups involved with SNMDO to help make this Ciclovia a special one. Each member had a role to play that day, and each person pitched in to help out, making it a successful event., this is the first year Gabe s Fitness participated. Border Partners is relatively new to the Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational. As they are an NGO that works in Palomas, they are a valuable addition to our BBHW activities., we were able to formalize our relationship with the two health councils that gave us financial support., at every event, I collected business cards and promoted Go Blue on the Border., we began working with Project Vida and Salud por Vida, two outreach programs that focus on diabetes prevention and management., helped with afternoon sessions., we are maintaining the existing ones. HOPE-K Trinational, formed new partnerships with the University of Texas School of Rural Public (SRPH) in Brownsville, Texas, and the Texas A&M SRPH in McAllen, Texas. The recommendations presented at this conference will be further reviewed during the council meetings., in attendance at this event were professionals from different organizations and agencies that participated, for the first time, during BBHW. They provided direct services to clients. As a result, the community and other agencies are now better informed about the services they provide. Texas Maverick County Hospital District Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public SMAC Binational Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region, in attendance at this event were professionals from different organizations and agencies that participated, for the first, time during BBHW. They provided direct services to clients. As a result, the community and other agencies are now better informed about the services they provide., we are fortunate to have maintained a good relationship with our partners for years., the two participating universities established a new partnership and may be conducting research together in the future., established new partnerships with county officials of Hidalgo County, hospitals, university, business centers, pharmacies, and private health providers., this event allowed us to form a partnership with community volunteers currently working as professionals in the community, but who have decided to volunteer their time in promoting well-being in Del Rio., the BBHW events in Del Rio have served as a gateway for new participation and collaboration on a yearly basis., allowed us to work closely and form new partnerships with county, community clubs, schools, and private vendors, all targeting the fight against diabetes and obesity., the new partners during this year's BBHW 2011 activities included TAMIU Nursing School, Facultad de Enfermeria UAT Nuevo Laredo,, and Sistema DIF Nuevo Laredo,.. Border Forum - the goal of the health research forum was to inform community, state, and federal officials of health disparities common to the border. It was extended not only to students, but also to doctors from the University of Texas-Pan American and Texas A&M School of Rural Public, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, as well as the University from, the UAT. Fair - the fair was comprised of various partners, such as the Valley Baptist Hospital, Cameron County, and Brownsville Clinic. Immunization, obesity, and diabetes-related education materials were shared with the community. The City of Brownsville Public distributed a flyer with the Walgreens Wellness Tour Bus schedule, which will supply all residents with free health tests at various locations in Brownsville, Texas. The of State Services provided literature via English and Spanish language DVDs and Comic Books entitled More Excuses, I Wish I Had Known, and Mary and the Junk Food Eaters. The Fair also provided free eye screenings as well as osteoporosis and glucose testing. National Immunization Stakeholders Meeting - the goal the meeting was to measure progress, implement innovative solutions to address barriers to immunization, and recognize new opportunities for action. Approximately forty-five officials, representing various states and counties, attended the Border Stakeholders Meeting., allowed us to work closely and formed new partnerships with county, community clubs, schools, and private vendors, all targeting the fight against diabetes and obesity. Sí, crear nuevas alianzas con organizaciones que trabajan como promotores.
13 Baja California B.C. Sí, alianzas con el Sector Industrial maquiladora, Sector Privado Hospitales. Se logro una mayor interacción entre los Servicios de Salud de y el Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México a fin de llevar a cabo acciones conjuntas en materia de Salud en beneficio de las poblaciones fronterizas de ambos estados. Se logro una mayor interacción entre los Servicios de Salud de y el Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México a fin de llevar a cabo acciones conjuntas en materia de Salud en beneficio de las poblaciones fronterizas de ambos estados. Sí, este año se incorporó en la organización el Club de Leones del municipio de Sabinas Hidalgo, prestando sus instalaciones para llevar a cabo la inauguración así como la Feria de Salud. La Escuela Secundaria Ignacio de Maya de Sabinas Hidalgo participó activamente con la participación del alumnado y prestando sus instalaciones para que se presentara una plática sobre "Embarazos en los Adolescentes," y en la Escuela Secundaria de Anáhuac, N.L., se llevó a cabo la plática sobre la prevención de las adicciones, la cual también se agrega a las alianzas nuevas generadas por esta SBSF. Coahuila Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Ciudad Acuña Sí, ya que se activaron los comités de salud binacional y el compromiso es seguir trabajandolos en forma conjunta y realizar intercambio de información de los programas prioritarios. Sí, se logro establecer contacto con otras instituciones y grupos para que participaran. Question 11: Were existing partnerships in your organization strengthened by BBHW? Please explain why or why not. American Association, BBHW accelerated the process for us to get into the Imperial Valley community. It also helped by finding the right organization to partner with. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, working towards the same goal, learning from each other, and identifying areas for growth and support among entities. CDPH EWIDS, some partners were not able to attend the One Border One meeting, as they were attending other BBHW events. High Tech Middle California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers, we have a greater understanding of each other's efforts and can leverage resources. response Initiative of the Americas response MANA de San Diego, it was another way we could reach out to our partners and offer a venue to come together and learn something new while having fun. County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce response Tijuana Border Initiative response American Indian Center, collaborative support received through our partnerships expanded the audience we were able to reach with information regarding 's Low Income (LIHP), a joint federal-state "Bridge to Care Reform" designed to increase access to health care for previously uninsured individuals now eligible for insurance coverage. EUNIME, Inc. Trash Talkers Coalition, the evidence of support from the BHC drew great interest from our participants and their affiliated organizations, the local vendors and other community organizations in attendance at this years' Film Fest We plan on inviting and hopefully expanding the coalition with some of the potential contacts made from this year's festival.
14 Santa Cruz on Aging, all partnerships were strengthened by BBHW. Cochise & Social Services Tohono O'odham Nation, I believe they were because we were able to establish contact with organizations we did not know even existed nor were we aware of the services they provide., public health nurses were able to assist us and take credit for patients seen. Arizona ADHS Arizona Disparities Center, this activity further strengthened our partnership with El Rio Center. The Arizona Disparities Center has held community events with the assistance of El Rio, but it had been almost two years since our last event. The BBHW allowed us to reconnect. Campesinos Sin Fronteras, more collaborations were added to the activities. SEAHEC, we are moving into the health education component of healthy farms, which is a new level of partnership. Unexpected logistical challenges have arisen, but as we sort it out, it is bringing our partnerships to the next level of collaboration. Substance Abuse SNMDO Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational State University Nursing Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border, planning and implementing the BBHW 2011 Ciclovia was a collaborative process between the partners that make up Dona Ana Action Coalition and SNMDO. Everyone in the group offered assistance and helped coordinate activities., this year we had a little money to help them buy supplies for their events. They seemed more eager to participate this year because they weren t having to totally finance their activities out of their own budgets., we were able to work closely with agencies and funders to put together a very professional and user-friendly booth. The funding support showed the nursing students that their contribution is valuable., we got visibility. They had something to take away. They liked the idea., working together with our partners in the Binational Subcommittee during BBHW 2011 strengthened our organizational capacity and relationship since everyone on the committee was involved in the planning and implementation of the event.
15 Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse HOPE-K Trinational, new departments were involved in this activity., QUAD Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has been an important player in the coordination of activities in the Mid-Texas border. This event further strengthened this partnership through their key collaboration in organizing this successful event., participating organizations from the previous year returned. Texas Baja California Coahuila Maverick County Hospital District Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public SMAC Binational Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region B.C. Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Ciudad Acuña, participating organizations from the previous year returned., working together during BBHW certainly strengthens our partnerships., scholarships for healthcare professionals in Ciudad Juárez,, México., because networking with all our community agencies has helped us become more aware of the health resources available., the partnership with the Val Verde Center was strengthened through the voluntary services of Texas A&M promotores in the recruitment of community residents and in coordinating the community center availability for this event., the partnership with Plaza del Sol Mall (where the annual Amistad Binational Fair is held) these part three years has represented another avenue to promote BBHW's mission to many other families that would otherwise not have known or heard of the projects that take place at a binational level., this was the first of future ventures with Texas of State Services Office of Border and Texas and Human Services Commission Office of Border Affairs., being in a border city, it strengthens the nursing schools' communication and improves the relationship among them. The nursing schools included the TAMIU nursing school and the Facultad de Enfermeria UAT from Nuevo Laredo,. Also, we integrated the Sistema DIF from Nuevo Laredo,, in our binational activities and partner contact list.. UT-School of Public - holding the Border Forum for a second year strengthened collaboration and communication. Fair - the Mexican Consulate's Office was able to seek agencies for support during the Fair. The Cameron County also supported the event along with Valley Baptist Hospital and the Brownsville Clinic. National Immunization Stakeholders Meeting - convening the meeting increased communication by bringing together other border states and counties with common interests in increasing vaccines to avoid preventable diseases and to monitor coverage, effectiveness, and safety. The public health department was able to strengthen communication with the Texas of State Services Office of Border, the BHC, and Secretaría de Salud de through the Brownsville-Matamoros Binational., the communication between our Starr County Judge, Commissioners, Authority, and the Texas of State Services strengthened due to this successful event. Sí, la comunicación por la realización del evento permito reunificar los esfuerzos con organizaciones. Sí, trabajo mas estrecho con los programas de ISESALUD. Sí, el sector salud, educativo y privado, ya tienen dentro de sus actividades anuales la Semana Binacional de Salud fronteriza. Al haber una relación mas cercana entre los diferentes departamentos de salud se logra un mayor avance en las acciones futuras a realizar, como el mayor acercamiento para la difusión y promoción en la prevención de la obesidad y diabetes así como alianzas a nivel binacional para mayor investigación en materia de enfermedades infectocontagiosas. Sí, Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey por segunda ocasión consecutiva proporcionó botes de agua de 500 ml para ser entregados entre los participantes en las Ferias de Salud. El Municipio de Anáhuac colaboró prestando un área de la plaza principal del municipio en donde se efectuaron todas las actividades de la Feria de Salud y la clausura de la SBSF y el Municipio de Sabinas Hidalgo junto con el Club de Leones proporcionaron sus instalaciones para celebrar la inauguración, así como, la Feria de Salud en dicho municipio. Todo esto con la participación de los responsables de programa de los SSNL quienes prestaron servicios de salud de manera gratuita en las diferentes especialidades otorgando consulta general de psicología, dental, vacunación, afiliación al SP, toma citologías, mamografía y revisión de glucosa, presión y peso para diagnosticar enfermedades crónico degenerativas y/o a su vez prevenirlas. Sí, se reforzaron los comités de salud y se realizaron alianzas con el sector escolar tanto de estados unidos como de México y trabajar los programas establecidos. Sí, SEP y UNEMES, cada vez trabajamos más estrechamente con la Secretaría de Educación y en ésta ocasión también lo hicimos con UNEME CAPA (atención a las adicciones).
16 Question 12: Please describe any highlights of your partnership experience or the events sponsored by BBHW. American Association Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest The American Association was able to provide a baseline and a best practice with the launch of the Por Tu Familia program in a much needed community. Training and possible future collaborations with numerous agencies that work or will be impacted by health care reform. CDPH EWIDS response High Tech Middle The High Tech community learned about the support we received from the BHC and how that support is helping us learn about healthy lifestyles by growing our own food. California Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers response response Avelina Acosta showed up to give a talk about the agency and why they offer support to events such as NLAAD. Initiative of the Americas response. MANA de San Diego The attendees were very impressed with the event and information on food preparation. The class reinforced that healthy eating is delicious. County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce response Tijuana Border Initiative response American Indian Center Our forum and community gathering provided a unique opportunity for our outreach and program enrollment staff to present the features and benefits of the Low Income outside the usual channels of communication. The urban Indian community responds well to social events or gatherings that have an underlying cultural component that combines traditional practices with information and education. EUNIME, Inc. response Trash Talkers Coalition The film festival was a great experience with our partners, Film Fest, high school student organizations, and Operation Samahan, as we were able to provide 150+ youth and adults with information on how to create their own home garden and compost bins as well as promote the benefits of health and wellness associated with these activities. Santa Cruz on Aging Exercise classes as well as glucose and blood pressure screenings were provided to senior citizens during BBHW. Also, the following topics were presented to senior citizens in the prevention of diabetes and obesity: La, Entendiendo la, and Alimentación de la Tercera Edad. Arizona Cochise & Social Services Tohono O'odham Nation ADHS Arizona Disparities Center The highlight to me was that I was able to put out the brochure for our COBINA and was able to get the word out on what we do and what we are all about. I was also successful at recruiting new members from diverse backgrounds to join our COBINA. response Overall, the Arizona Disparities Center enjoyed working closely with the Office of Border. Although we are sister offices, we had not had the opportunity to collaborate on a community event. Campesinos Sin Fronteras Collaborators continue contacting Campesinos to ask if another community activity can be organized. SEAHEC TBD when we are able to reschedule.
17 Substance Abuse response SNMDO Ciclovia was a temporary urban space in which community people of all ages interacted with one another through exercise. The project had between people from the surrounding neighborhood participating that day. The Ciclovia took place from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Young Park on October 30, 2011, allowing people to take part in a variety of physical activities free of charge. In addition to the jumping balloon, volleyball, and horseshoe games, there was a stage set up for aerobics instructors, yoga teachers, jump rope coaches, and other experts who led the participants in those activities. Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational State University Nursing As a kick off to BBHW on October 1st, Gabe's Gym conducted a zumba event at Court House Park in Deming. The people who attended provided positive feedback. This is our first zumba event in honor of BBHW. Through our ongoing work with Border Partners, we had our first U.S.-sponsored BBHW event in Palomas,, México. We were able to reach adults and high school students regarding obesity/diabetes, the dangers of substance use during pregnancy, and how to grow their own vegetables. PMS-Deming Center had a good turnout at their event and were able to educate people on diabetes and weight management. Cooperative Extension conducted a great activity with elementary school students related to making their own hula hoops. demonstrating how fun physical activity can be. The Columbus Fair was a big success. In addition, both PMS-Deming Center and Ben Archer Center provided various health screenings. There were also fun booths that emphasized fun physical activities and healthy snacks. These were a big hit, especially with children. Most Nursing projects are unfunded and any monies spent are provided by the student and the instructor from their own pocket. Receiving money from two different sources to support our contribution to the two events was huge. It enabled us to educate participants about prevention and health promotion activities, help participants understand their risk factors for developing diabetes and obesity, engage in outdoor/physical activities and provide incentives for participants to engage in health behaviors at home. of Office of Border It was an opportunity to highlight other adult-focused programs we work with on the Binational Subcommittee. They had information tables at the summit and were able to visit with participants to tell them about the programs they offer to people at-risk for or who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Paso del rte Binational Committee Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse HOPE-K Trinational E.P. Fitness, Dancreatic Pancreas, 211, Sanofi-Aventis, Neighborhood Coalition. Conference was a success. Sharing information by key researchers and community and governmental groups specific to the field of obesity, diabetes, and behavioral health. All agencies and clients that participated in this event were extremely pleased with the results. Maverick County Hospital District All agencies and clients that participated in this event were extremely pleased with the results. Texas Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public SMAC Binational Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region Because of our relationship with existing partnerships, each one was able to assist in providing diabetes and vision screenings and education at the BBHW events. We had a total of 18 professionals from México attend the conference. The attendees received translation services. The partnerships from both México and the United States were very impressed with the Proclamation, signed by the Commissioners Court in Hidalgo County. Mobilizing community volunteers to offer and sustain a program in their community; coordinated effort among agencies and groups to facilitate this event. 3rd annual binational health fair, loteria's drug and alcohol symptoms, inauguration, 9th annual youth forum on controlled substances. Texas of State Services Office of Border and Texas and Human Services Coalition Office of Border Affairs were instrumental in conducting this workshop. The highlight was the response we had from area promotores and health service providers. response During the BBHW conference, both nursing schools participated in an educational game where they shared knowledge and challenged themselves to answer health questions about current border binational health issues. The Mexican Consulate held health screenings every first Tuesday of the month since the 2010 BBHW activities. The residents enjoyed free health assistance and literature provided by various agencies. The City of Brownsville Public received a grant funding opportunity for the Brownsville Biggest Loser Challenge. Our strongest highlight was to welcome the participation of our County Judge, Commissioners, Sheriff, and Starr County Authority in BBHW events. El número de participantes fue una de las metas obtenidas.
18 Baja California B.C. Sin respuesta. El acercamiento con el sector educativo, que ya nos solicita los eventos preventivos y educativos para los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria, y a nivel binacional conocer las estrategias que usan tanto los Estados Unidos y México en la prevención y promoción de la salud. En el caso de la ceremonia de inauguración, se fortalecieron las alianzas existentes entre los departamentos de y Nuevo México para próximas actividades binacionales en diferentes temas de salud (obesidad, diabetes, tuberculosis, coccidioidmicosis). En el evento de Megaclase Activate se estrecharon los lazos entre los servicios de salud de chihuahua y servicios educativos en materia de salud en la prevención conjunta de obesidad para un mayor reforzamiento de este problema a nivel local y con el evento de GAPS se observa el interés de la juventud de poder participar activamente entre ellos mismos para disminuir los problemas de obesidad y diabetes asi como nuevos trastornos sociales como el BULLYING y accidentes de tránsito que actualmente se están presentando más en ambos lados de la frontera. Lo que se puede destacar y que nos une es la intensión de mejorar la salud, y hemos observado la sensibilidad que tienen para entregar servicios o donativos en especie sin esperar nada a cambio solo el ayudar a la gente. Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Fueron las actividades de foros a nivel de estudiantes ya que hubo una magnifica respuesta por parte del sector educativo y nosotros como promotores de salud fortalecer y crear alianzas para el apoyo a la comunidad en los programas prioritarios, adicciones, embarazo, violencia, VIH, obesidad, diabetes. Coahuila Ciudad Acuña permir adicciones de ningún tipo en escuelas promoción de escuelas libres de humo de tabaco se obtuvieron espacios para foros estudiantiles. Sin respuesta. Question 13: How did you learn/know about BBHW 2011? Please specify. American Association Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Connie LaFuente was instrumental in solidifying the partnerships with BBHW and the partners in Imperial Valley, California. Through previous experiences as an organization, we have been collaborating with BBHW and BHW from the beginning. We are a committed partner and supporter of these efforts. CDPH EWIDS Through EWIDS collaboration with OBBH and the Commission. California High Tech Middle Improvement Partners Coalition of Latino AIDS Service Providers Through a meeting with Avelina Acosta, we learned of the possibilities to participate in BBHW Have been involved previously. response Rosy-Cano Hays was responsible for making the connection between CLASP and BBHW. She is a collaborator in CLASP. Initiative of the Americas response MANA de San Diego An employee, Amanda Cheyney, who is a volunteer with the agency. County of San Diego Queso Fresco Taskforce response Tijuana Border Initiative response American Indian Center We learned of the opportunity through an invitation presented to us through the BHC's California Outreach Office (Avelina Acosta). EUNIME, Inc. We received an invitation to participate through Project Concern International-Rosalinda Cano-Hays. Trash Talkers Coalition We were referred to Avelina Acosta by a community collaborator whom we have worked with in the past, Rosalinda Cano-Hays from Project Concern International.
19 Santa Cruz on Aging Ambos gales COBINA, Arizona of Services Office of Border and BHC. Cochise & Social Services I have been working with the BHC and the Arizona of Services Office of Border for a long time and have been the Co-President of the rtheast Sonora/Cochise County Binational for more than 11 years. I have been participating with BBHW activities for a long time. Arizona Tohono O'odham Nation ADHS Arizona Disparities Center Through the Office of Border. The Office Chief of the Arizona Disparities Center has previously participated in BBHW events in another capacity. Campesinos Sin Fronteras By the Office of Border staff. SEAHEC Our agency, SEAHEC, has been active in BBHW for many years. Substance Abuse response SNMDO Office of Border staff member - Liz Gutierrez. Columbus-Luna County-Palomas Binational We have been doing BBHW activities for several years. State University Nursing Nursing students from the Fall 2010 semester participated, and we were asked by Liz Gutierrez and Angie Corral from border health to participate again in They also encouraged us to apply for funding and were instrumental in making that happen. Paso del rte Binational Committee of Office of Border We are part of the COBINA. BHC.
20 Quad Counties on Alcohol and Drug Abuse HOPE-K member HOPE-K Trinational The HOPE-K Trinational Texas Maverick County Hospital District Hidalgo County & Human Services El Paso South Texas Promotora Amistad Binational Prairie View A&M University Extension Cameron County City of Laredo City of Brownsville Public SMAC Binational The HOPE-K Trinational Used to work with the Texas of State Services Office of Border (now retired) but using the knowledge gained while working with the Hidalgo County and certainly networking with the South Texas Promotora Association. Our agency is involved in border binational health. South Texas Promotora Association is very active and always looking into events that can benefit the community. The Association has been networking with several entities and has established relationships with the BHC and Office of Minority. STPA CEO and Founder is a member of the Texas Worker promotora advisory committee and National Steering Committee of Promotoras de Salud. Amistad Binational. Texas of State Services Office of Border - Laredo Office. Brownsville. By being part of the Office of Border and being invited to all the planning conference calls. I have been working with the Brownsville-Matamoros Binational (BMBHC) for about four years. I am the person who coordinates the meetings, takes the minutes, and works on most of the documentation needed for the BMBHC therefore, I am aware BBHW is held every year in October. The SMAC Binational. Baja California Red de Promotores de Salud Paso del rte Region B.C. COBINA EL Paso, Juárez, Las Cruces. Es un proyecto de la CSFMEU. Forma parte de mi plan de trabajo. Por la convocatoria que se lanza por parte de la CSFMEU, asi como de la difusión existente en las diferentes COBINAS a lo largo de la frontera de México y Estados Unidos. La Comisión de Salud Fronteriza México-Estados Unidos cada año organiza este evento con la participación de la comunidad fronteriza de, los Servicios de Salud de y los Municipios: Sabinas Hidalgo y Anáhuac. Coahuila Servicios de Salud de Coahuila Ciudad Acuña Por parte de los Servicios de Salud. Somos parte de la COBINA Amistad y aparte es un proyecto de la CSFMEU. Institucionalmente.