The purpose of these resources is to give the participating coordinators and consulates of Binational Health Week (BHW) an orientation on the educational materials available on various health issues, so they can be distributed during the BHW events and during the rest of the year through the Ventanillas de Salud.

Resources by topic:

Access to Healthcare

  1. 2-1-1
  2. Health Insurance
  3. Find a health center
  4. Find a free clinic
  5. Medicare and Medicaid service center
  6. Medicare and you
  7. Local health departments directory
  8. Covered California
  9. California Health Plus
  10. Access to Health Care for Latinos in the U.S.
  11. How to get coverage from the health insurance market
  12. 10 things you need to know about the new Medicare card
  13. You will receive a new Medicare card
  14. Still waiting for your new card?
  15. 5 ways to make the most of your health coverage

Chronic diseases

  1. American Diabetes Association
  2. National Program on Diabetes Education (English and Spanish)
  3. The road to health – User Guide
  4. The road to health- Activity Guide
  5. Healthy Diet Guide
  6. Recipe book: Sabores de mi Cocina
  7. Do it for them! But for you too!
  8. Diabetes and Latinos in the US
  9. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  10. Weight control
  11. How to control your cholesterol levels
  12. How to control your high blood pressure
  13. Steps to reduce the risk of a heart attack
  14. Be active, in your own way!
  15. Cancer prevention and treatment

Infectious diseases

  1. Sexually transmitted infections
  2. AIDS
  3. HIV general information
  4. National Campaign for testing and prevention
  5. Latinos and VIH
  6. Find a test center near you
  7. Flu
  8. Tuberculosis (TB)
  9. Tuberculosis, general information
  10. Cure TB
  11. Vaccinations
  12. Vaccination finder by ZIP code
  13. Zika Virus
  14. Do not bring the Zika Virus home:

Mental Health and Addictions

  1. 2-1-1 Free service, 24/7
  2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-888-628-9454
  3. Psychological services for migrants. Crisis containment and orientation. From the US call 1-877-223-7725. From Mexico call 01-800-290-0024
  4. Mental Health in the Latino Community
  5. Latino communities and mental health. Spanish resources:
  6. General information about mental health
  7. Various topics pertaining mental health and conduct
  8. Sanamente, California’s mental health mobilization
  9. Medical and mental insurance services
  10. Promotores’ manual for migrant’s mental health
  11. Ulysses Syndrome
  12. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA  
  13. Free Spanish publications from SAMHSA
  14. Tabaco addiction
  15. Quitting smoking
  16. Alcoholism
  17. Rethinking drinking
  18. Find mental health, and addiction services
  19. Migration and Mental Health: Ulysses Syndrome  Español / English

Occupational Health

Safety and occupational health resources

Other Resources:

Public Health in the US and Mexico

Minority Health Office, Department of Health and Human Services, United States

Acceso Latino