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Office of Binational Border Health (OBBH)


The Office of Binational Border Health Consists of Three Programs:
  1. Office of Binational Border Health (OBBH) Core Program: Focuses on emerging public health issues, informs and educates public health professionals, and assesses the health status of the border region.
  2. Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE): The Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) program focuses on enhancing the detection and response to infectious disease incidents and threats in the border region. This program collaboratively works with state, local, and federal partners and their focus is surveillance and monitoring of infectious diseases, developing routine and emergency communication protocols, facilitating cross-border exchange of information, investigating binational infectious disease cases and outbreaks, and facilitating communication between public health officials in California and Baja California on infectious disease matters of binational interest
  3. U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, California Outreach Office (USMBHC-COO): Provides international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The California Outreach Office (COO) of the USMBHC addresses health needs in the border area shared between California and Baja California, including the San Diego County/Tijuana and Imperial County/Mexicali areas, and partners with government and non-governmental agencies to support border-wide initiatives                                                                                   
OBBH Advisory Group
Border Health Consortium of the Californias
Last modified on: 11/5/2014 2:00 PM