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Goals:           

  • Heighten awareness of border needs and issues to facilitate the funding and coordination of public health activities along the Texas Mexico border.
  • Improve access to develop and strengthen the use of border data and information to identify priorities, trends, and emerging issues.

Essential Public Health Service 1:

Assess and monitor border health status to identify and address problems 

Activities Include:

  • Disease reporting (border and binational)
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Development of health status indicators
  • Population-based health interview surveys reporting
  • Border Health Status Reports 

Outcomes (short term):

  • Increased awareness of border health problems, issues, or needs that have the greatest impact and greatest potential for intervention
  • Improved understanding of border community needs
  • Increased ability to create a problem statement to effectively convey to stakeholders
  • Increased focus of program development activities based on border health community priority needs

Outcomes (medium term):

  • Increase % of data coordination for public health activities along the Texas Mexico border
  • Increase % of border information readily available

Outcomes (long term):

Contributes to Improved health of populations along the Texas Mexico border


Essential Public Health Service 2:

Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards affecting the Texas Mexico border.

Activities Include:

  • Investigation and control of outbreaks and public health emergencies, as needed
  • Surveillance activities, as funded or needed 

Outcomes (short term):

  • Increased surge capacity

Outcomes (medium term):

  • Decrease the response time during a public health emergency 

Outcomes (long term):

Contributes to Improved health of populations along the Texas Mexico border

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Last updated September 29, 2014