Seven years ago, the Mexican Government, through its Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Health, joined efforts with the Health Initiative of the Americas (a program of the University of California) to institute Binational Health Week (BHW). This annual week-long series of health-promotion and health-education activities has since become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the well-being of underserved immigrants and migrants of Latin American origin.
Binational Health Week opens with an inaugural event and a Policy Forum on Migration and Health. This year’s launching will be held in Los Angeles, California, on October 14-16th. The opening events will include a welcoming reception, an inaugural ceremony and the “Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Health.” Key stakeholders and policymakers will convene to discuss immigrants’ health challenges and explore collaborative strategies to enhance the health and conditions of this population. Topics to be addressed include global health and migration, chronic and emergent diseases of mobile populations, occupational health and safety, access to health services, workforce development, and the health of vulnerable people, including those with disabilities and agricultural workers.
The Organizing Committee reflects the diversity and dynamic this program has achieved over the years with the important collaboration of the Governor and the Legislature of California, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the Mayor and the City Council of Los Angeles, and the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia in collaboration with the University of California and the California Endowment, among others.
More than 400 high-level representatives from federal, state, and community organizations from participating countries are expected to partake, including elected officials, university administration/faculty/alumni/students, union leaders, researchers, federal and state agency directors, media organizations, members of community organizations, and other key public and private stakeholders.
Preliminary Program 10-8.pdfPrograma Preliminar 10-8.pdfPrices (Early Bird/Regular)Precios (Insripción Temprana/Regular)General: $50.00/$75.00 USDStudents/Estudiantes: $25.00/$35.00 USDPoder Popular: $25.00/$35.00 USDExempt: Media & Event VolunteersSin Cobro: Medios de Comunicación y Voluntarios del EventoYou may pay by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or check. Early bird prices effective through September 22, 2007. Puede pagar con Visa, Mastercard, American Express, o cheque.La inscripción promocional es efectiva hasta el 22 de septiembre, 2007.If you are paying by check, include a copy of the registration confirmation in the envelope.Make the check payable to UC Regents, and mail to:Si va a pagar con cheque, incluir una copia de su confirmación de registración en el sobre.Hacer el cheque a nombre de UC Regents, y enviar por correo á:Attn: BHW Forum RegistrationHealth Initiative of the AmericasUniversity of California1950 Addison Street, Suite 203Berkeley, CA 94704