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Border Partners Forum for Action in the Prevention of Chronic Disease and Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles Print E-mail

San Diego CA, 9 June, 2010 - Chronic diseases have become a serious health burden in the US-Mexico Border in which obesity, unhealthy eating, and lack of physical activity among our communities are contributing to worsen this problem.


Taking this into consideration, the US-Mexico Border Office of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) together with the National City Chamber of Commerce in California is pleased to invite you to participate in the Forum. 

June 9th, 2010


South County Regional Education Center

800 National City Blvd.

National City, CA 91950



To form alliances with multiple sectors and find a solution to this problem. Together we can make a difference, take action in preventing chronic diseases, and promote healthy lifestyles for the border.

Scope and Purpose

The aim of the Forum is to establish a partnership of interested border organizations and companies from a variety of sectors to discuss this opportunity for engagement in actions for the prevention and control of chronic diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

The Border Partners Forum for Action partnership will play a leadership role in bringing good practices to light in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, healthy lifestyles, and supportive environments, and scaling up their application at all levels.

Specific Objectives

To increase awareness of the need to establish a public policy agenda to prevent chronic diseases and increase investment and action for relevant and innovative solutions;


  1. To provide a forum for interaction, exchange of ideas and commitment to actions between governments, non-governmental organizations and civil society, international organizations and private sector;
  2. To provide a stage to share and disseminate good practices and create synergy between efforts;
  3. To stimulate mobilization of financial and non-financial resources and other partners;
  4. To catalyze, support and broker similar cross-sectorial partnerships at all levels.

Who should join

Health organizations, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers, private companies, NGOs, and civil society organizations interested in prevention of chronic diseases and health promotion

We look forward to your participation, for more information please contact Natalia Garcia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jazmin Carrera, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone (915) 845-2950 Ext. 2532 and 2533 respectively

More information on the Regional Initiative


Click here to download the agenda PDF file 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:12

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