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Arizona Mexico Commission
The Arizona Mexico Commission (AMC) looks to strengthen the economic and cultural relations within the Arizona-Mexico region and to develop Arizona's ties with Latin

Arizona-Mexico Commission Health Services Committee
Individuals, institutions and companies participate in grassroots health policy development, exchange ideas and information through cross-border communication and collaboration, and contribute to the implementation and advancement of cross-border health projects.

Arizona Pandemic Influenza Plan
To lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic, the State of Arizona created this Influenza Pandemic Response Plan to promote an effective response throughout the pandemic.

Arizona State Public Health Laboratory
The Bureau of State Laboratory Services exists for the protection of the health of all Arizonans. Laboratory analyses are provided to identify and investigate infectious and communicable diseases including newly emergent pathogen. The State Lab is part of the Arizona Epidemiology and Disease Control team partnering to investigate and protect the health of the entire community.

Arizona MEDSIS Program
MEDSIS is an electronic system to help control disease in Arizona. Health care providers may use MEDSIS to report cases of disease by computer to their local health department.

California Office of Border Health
California's Office of Border Health facilitates and coordinates communication between California and Baja California in addressing the complex public and environmental/ occupational health concerns along the U.S. Mexico Border.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Cochise County Health Department
The Cochise County Health Department's purpose is to promote the health and quality of life for all the county's residents through education, service and leadership.

Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health (MEZACOPH) is a tri-university collaboration that involves the University of Arizona - the lead institution, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University.Currently, it is the only college of public health in the eight state western mountain region and the only tri-university college in the State of Arizona.

MEZACOPH provides both undergraduate and graduate education in population-based health disciplines to prepare students for professional and academic public health careers.

New Mexico Border Health Council
The New Mexico Border Health Council is a volunteer organization of professionals and community representatives mainly from throughout Southern New Mexico. Its purpose is to improve the health status of the New Mexico border population through advocacy, community education and resource development.

New Mexico Border Health Office
The New Mexico Border Health Office is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Its mission is to improve the overall health status and health and human services in the New Mexico border region and other border impact areas of the state.

Pan American Health Organization-El Paso
The El Paso Field Office of the Panamerican Health Organization's mission is to maintain a permanent and dynamic diagnosis of the health and development situation of the United States-Mexico border population, as well as to disseminate this information to all agencies involved in border health. Also provides a link to the Panamerican Health Organization's main page.

Pima County Health Department
Located in Tucson Arizona, this health department's mission is to promote and protect the health of the people of Pima County AZ through the prevention of infectious and chronic diseases; assessment of community health, and management of catastrophic emergencies and other threats to the well being of the public.

Santa Cruz County Health and Human Services
The role of the Health and Human Services Department is to provide a better quality of life for employees and citizens of Santa Cruz County.The Health Department provides preventive intervention, surveillance, and education to all individuals.

Secretaria de Salud de Sonora
This link to the Secretariat of Public Health of Sonora provides information on health indicators of Mexico's neighboring State with Arizona. Available only in Spanish.

Texas Office of Border Health
Located in Austin Texas, this office oversees border field staff with expertise in environmental engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, sanitation and food safety along the Texas-Mexico border.

U.S. - Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA)
Headquartered in El Paso Texas, the USMBHA promotes public and individual health along the U.S.-Mexico border through reciprocal technical cooperation. This association brings together health professionals and individuals interested in binational border health issues.

U.S. - Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC)
The primary goals of the BHC are to (1) institutionalize a domestic focus on border health which can transcend political changes and (2) create an effective venue for binational discussion to address public health issues and problems which affect the United States-Mexico border populations. Arizona USMBHC Members are Susan Gerard, Dr. Cecilia Rosales, and Emma Torres.

U.S.- Mexico Border XXI Environmental Health Work Group
As an initiative of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this group works to identify and address, in a binational framework, environmental factors that pose the highest risk to human health, so that exposure to such factors may be reduced.

University of Arizona- Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CRCPHP)
Formerly known as Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion at the University of Arizona, the CRCPHP works primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border and that places a focus on the underserved, multi-ethnic communities living there. The social context of the border region makes it a unique area to address significant health disparities in a community-based participatory fashion.

Yuma County Health Department
The Yuma County Health Department's stated mission is to assure and evaluate the public health in the county through education, intervention, prevention, delivery of services and advancement of public policies that address current and emerging public health issues.

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