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Goal Description:

To increase and improve the quality of healthy life years and to reduce the health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Area, in accordance with the Healthy Border 2010 Agenda.


Purpose Description:  

To facilitate technical cooperation to the U.S.-Mexico Border  communities to strengthen health promotion capacities and the establishment of intersectoral, interagency, decentralized and interdisciplinary alliances, to promote healthy public policies to improve social determinants of health and reduce the main risk factors.




2.1 Technical cooperation provided to Border States to increase equitable access to vaccines.


One U.S.-Mexico common guideline for immunizations available supportive of border binational program coordination


2 Border wide immunizations campaigns will be implemented (VWA) in support of the efforts of local and State health departments and border outreach offices


2.2 Facilitate technical support to the Border communities to strengthen their health promotion capacities.


10 pairs of Sister Cities[1] and other cross border collaboration initiatives strengthening partnerships among departments of health and education to implement Health Promoting Schools


One Border Binational network of safe and healthy sister cities will be established and will utilize the urban health conceptual framework and stimulate healthy public policy


2.3 Determinants of health and social policies incorporated into PAHOs technical cooperation with partners.


The Border Binational Cooperation Strategy includes explicit strategies at the state and local level that address the social determinants of health


2 pair of sister cities are taking action to strengthen integrated approaches to determinants of health and social policies.


2.4 Provide opportunities and means for intersectoral collaboration to address social and economic determinants.


One Fora organized for relevant stakeholders on intersectoral actions to address determinants of health, social policies and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.


One of the poorest Border communities have implemented Faces, Voices and Places


2.5 Technical cooperation provided to Border States for formulation of gender-and ethnic-sensitive policies and programs.


One Border municipality with local plans to specifically improve the health of ethnic groups with a gender approach.

[1] Sister Cities in capital letters will be referring to the Safe and Healthy Sister Cities initiative and when in lower case refers to the geo-political area. 


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