California Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH)
COBBH consists of three programs:
1) California Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH) Core Program: focuses on emerging public health issues, informs and educates public health professionals, and assesses the health status of the border region.
2) Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS) Program: provides an overall State plan to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, including potential bioterrorism threats; builds binational capacity; and facilitates cooperation on early warning infectious disease surveillance in the California-Baja California border region.
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.