2008 United States/Mexico Border Health Commission Border-Health Improvement Initiative

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2008 United States/Mexico Border Health Commission Border-Health Improvement Initiative: HHS Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) provides policy and staffing support to the Secretary and other HHS leaders in the area of global health, and provides policy advice, leadership and coordination of international health matters across HHS, including leadership on major crosscutting global health initiatives and the Departments relationships with multilateral organizations. OGHA has five Regional Offices including the Office of the Americas Region, which is responsible for countries in the Western Hemisphere extending from Canada to Chile, and including the Caribbean island nations. The Office of the Americas Region is the focal point for activities with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Presidential/Secretarial initiative on Health Diplomacy in the Americas, the Presidents Security and Prosperity Partnership, the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, and the Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance (EWIDS) Project with Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Director of the Office of the Americas Region serves as the Secretarys Representative to senior-level binational forums such as the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission; to other boards or binational forums, including, but not limited to, the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association, and the Environmental Health Work Group of the Border 2012 Program; and to the PAHO and its El Paso Office. The Office of the Americas Region also directs various interagency and intra-agency committees to further the Departments involvement in global health activities, including, but not limited to, the Interagency Action Group for Border Health. United States -Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) The USMBHC is comprised of the Federal Secretaries of the United States and Mexico, the Chief Health Officers of the ten Border States (four in the U.S.) and prominent health professionals from both sides of the border. The USMBHC has the unique opportunity to bring together the two countries to solve health problems. The Commission provides the necessary leadership to develop coordinated and binational actions that will improve the health and quality of life on the border, with the following key objectives: . To institutionalize a domestic focus on border health that transcends political changes; . To encourage or support investigations, research, or studies designed to identify, evaluate and monitor, on an ongoing basis, health problems that affect the general population in the United States-Mexico border area; . To encourage or support a binational, public-private efforts to establish a comprehensive and coordinated systems, which use advanced technologies to the maximum extent possible, for gathering and monitoring health-related data for border areas; . Serve as a catalyst to encourage public, and private and not-for-profit organizations to work towards preventing or resolving border health problems to educate the population concerning such problems.
Federal Grant Title: 2008 United States/Mexico Border Health Commission Border-Health Improvement Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Office of Public Health and Science
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OGHA-08-32
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.018
CFDA Descriptions: Strengthening Public Health Services at the Outreach Offices of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2008 Refer to the grant announcement rega
Posted Date: May 28, 2008
Creation Date: May 28, 2008
Archive Date: Jul 27, 2008
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $830,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $830,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a single-eligibility cooperative agreement offered to the Arizona Department of Health Services/Arizona Outreach Office or Office of Border Health; the California Department of Public Health/California Outreach Office or California Office of Binational Border Health; the New Mexico Department of Health/New Mexico Outreach Office or Office of Border Health; and the Texas Department of State Health Services/Texas Outreach Office or Office of Border Health. The Offices of Border Health in the four U.S. Border States have extensive past experience in working with the USMBHC, and in supporting its binational goals, objectives and initiatives. The four State Offices of Border Health also have an existing working relationship and ongoing initiatives with Mexico through the appropriate outreach office (s) on the Mexican side of the border. The USMBHCs establishing legislation calls for close coordination and integration with each of the four State Offices of Border Health, whereby these offices serve as support components and conduits for distribution of information on USMBHC priorities, initiatives and activities in each of the U.S. State border regions.
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