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Binational Health Week

Project Summary: 

Created in 2001, Binational Health Week (BHW) is one of HIA’s best known strategies for providing health information and services to underserved Latinos in the U.S. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of volunteers have made BHW’s mission their own.

Today, over 10,000 organizations participate in this annual event, including clinics, community-based organizations, churches, hometown associations, the media, policymakers, and has included the participation of the consular network of eight countries: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. Now in its twelfth year, BHW activities have served over 2.5 million people in 40 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The volunteer power that makes BHW possible and larger year after year is a tribute to HIA’s ability to evoke and sustain the dedication, goodwill, and follow-through of a great number of participants at all levels. To date, BHW is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the nation aimed to improve health access of vulnerable communities. Outreach and education workshops, health fairs, lab tests, insurance referrals, medical screenings, and other essential health services are delivered in hundreds of cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada.

Contact Person: 
Luis Javier Hernandez
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Health Initiative of the Americas
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Location - Countries: 
United States, Canada
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