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Binational Health Week, Poster Session At Cds Conference, July 2009


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Binational Health Week, Poster Session At Cds Conference, July 2009

  1. 1. Binational Health Week in Missouri: Bringing Hope and Health to Our Community Created in 2001, the Binational Health Week (BHW) is an annual weeklong series of health- promotion and health-education activities such as workshops, medical screenings and referrals. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Hispanic/Latino population living in the United States and Canada. Missouri The BHW events are coordinated by networks of local agencies, healthcare professionals, community organizations, and hosted its first citizens that share the common bond of improving the healthcare needs of the most BHW activities vulnerable people, especially those without medical coverage. Local BHW councils are instrumental in Kansas City, in planning and implementing BHW activities in their respective communities. Missouri, in 2004.
  2. 2. In 2008, more than 857 participants registered during BHW activities throughout Missouri. Most…80.6% were born in Mexico Most…54% were women Most…82% preferred to speak Spanish Most…69% did not have medical insurance Most… 89.3% considered the services they received as “very helpful”