XI Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global HealthXI Foro Binacional de Políticas Públicas en Migración y Salud GlobalSan Antonio, Texas, October 3 and 4, 2011
Artist: Maya Ramirez Schwarz
The XI Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 4, 2011. This event is organized by the Ministry of Health of Mexico, the Institute for Mexican Abroad, and the Health Initiative of the Americas, with the support from the Consulate of Mexico in San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and YWCA San Antonio.
The Public Policy Forum is the inaugural event of Binational Health Week (BHW), one of the largest joint mobilization efforts of community organizations and federal, state, and local agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable population of Mexican and Latin American people living in the United States.
With a decade of experience, various U.S. and Mexican agencies, as well as other countries including Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru, have collaborated to carry out health promotion activities among the Spanish-speaking population.
The forum's aim is to convene key stakeholders from various sectors, government, academia and organizations to foster dialogue on the health challenges of the migrant population and to explore collaborative opportunities to raise their quality of life. The program will address the following topics: Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Women's Health, Mental Health, and Access to Health Services.
The program begins with a welcoming reception on Monday October 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown San Antonio. On the morning of Tuesday October 4, the official inaugural ceremony of the XI Binational Health Week will take place at the auditorium of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), with the participation of several international dignitaries, followed by a plenary presentation. In the afternoon simultaneous working groups by topic areas will be held at UTSA and the DoubleTree Hotel. The event will conclude with a dinner hosted by the Ministry of Health of Mexico.
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