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. Local health departments directory
  7. Covered California
  8. California Health Plus
  9. How to get coverage from the health insurance market
  10. 10 things you need to know about the new Medicare card
  11. 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- Activity Guide
  4. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  5. Weight control
  6. How to control your cholesterol levels
  7. How to control your high blood pressure
  8. Steps to reduce the risk of a heart attack
  9. Be active, in your own way!
  10. 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. General information about mental health
  6. Various topics pertaining mental health and conduct
  7. Sanamente, California’s mental health mobilization
  8. Medical and mental insurance services
  9. Promotores’ manual for migrant’s mental health
  10. Ulysses Syndrome
  11. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA  
  12. Tabaco addiction
  13. Quitting smoking
  14. Alcoholism
  15. Rethinking drinking
  16. Find mental health, and addiction services
  17. 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