The Office of Binational Border Health (OBBH) focuses on enhancing detection and response capabilities to infectious disease incidents and threats in the border region. The OBBH plays a critical role in fostering binational partnerships, and strengthening surveillance and communication capabilities in the border region. The office works in collaboration with a variety of state and federal partners in the border region
from the US & Mexico. More specifically, the program focuses on surveillance and monitoring of infectious disease in the border region, working with border health partners to develop and maintain routine and emergency communication protocols, facilitating cross-border exchange of information, investigation of binational infectious disease cases and outbreaks. The office also acts as the communication liaison between CDPH and public health officials in Baja California on infectious disease matters of binational interest.