Binational Health Week
Since its creation in 2001, Bi-national Health Week (BHW) has been growing in the U.S. and Mexico. In the last eleven years, BHW has been expanded in the U.S. and Canada with the support of the consulates of Mexico and other Latin American countries such as Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The primary goal of BHW is to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. Moreover, BHW seeks to increase public awareness and knowledge about health services available at the local level.
In the state of Kansas, Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health has been working in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, community organizations, heath professionals, health departments, and volunteers to promote BHW initiatives across the state.