UA College of Medicine Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs Marks Seventh Annual Border Binational Health Week, Oct. 2-8

The Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson is marking the Seventh Annual Border Binational Health Week (BBHW), Oct. 2-8, with a number of educational activities during October.
The Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson is marking the Seventh Annual Border Binational Health Week (BBHW), Oct. 2-8, with a number of educational activities during October.
 
BBHW was created to promote health activities and raise awareness of health issues and accessibility of care and treatment along the U.S.-Mexico border. The goal of BBHW is to promote sustainable partnerships to address border health problems and to increase community and interagency networking relationships, information sharing and educational opportunities and awareness of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. The objectives of BBHW are to reach out to high-risk and underserved indigenous populations and border communities; reduce health disparities and risk of diseases that are preventable by vaccination; and increase awareness of the importance of immunizations in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

This year’s BBHW is being held in conjunction with the Third Mexican National Health Week and the 10th Binational Health Week, Oct. 2-8. All events include forums on specific health-related topics. For more information, visit the website,
www.borderhealth.org
 
The UA Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the following educational activities:

EVENT:                    Border Binational Health Fair
 
DATE/TIME          TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
 
LOCATION           Karma Park, Morley Ave., Nogales, Ariz.
 
University of Arizona pre-med and medical student volunteers will assist with blood pressure, glucose, vision and other health screenings at the Border Binational Health Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Karma Park, Morley Ave., Nogales, Ariz. Food vendors will participate. For more information, contact Cazandra Zaragoza, (520) 626-7146, or e-mail cazstar7@e-mail.arizona.edu
 
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EVENT:                    ‘Bridging the Gap’ Binational Medical Education Conference
 
DATES/TIMES:       SATURDAY, OCT. 16, 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.
                                    SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
 
LOCATION:             University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium
                                    1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
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                                    Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
                                    1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
 
The ‘Bridging the Gap” Binational Medical Education conference, the first of what is planned to be an annual event, brings together medical students and health professionals from the United States and Mexico to help attendees develop an apolitical understanding of the physician’s role in border health and foster cooperation among professionals from both countries. The conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., and Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
 
Learning opportunities will include guest speakers, clinical training seminars and faculty tours in Tucson, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora. Session topics will include a comparison of the United States and Mexico health systems, immigration law and the effects on border health, health effects of immigration policy and migrant farm worker health.
 
The $50 registration fee includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, film viewing and lifetime Global Health Forum membership. To register, visit the website, www.bridging-the-gap.co.nr
 
For a schedule of events, visit the website, www.bridging-the-gap.co.nr
 
For more information about the conference, e-mail uaghfbmec@gmail.com
 
The conference is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine Global Health Forum (www.globalhealth.arizona.edu), the UA College of Medicine Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (http://diversity.medicine.arizona.edu) and the Sociedad Estudiantil de Medicina, Universidad de Sonora (www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123985424822&ref=ts)
 
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EVENT:                     Woman to Woman: Let’s Talk about Breast Cancer film premiere

DATE/TIME:            SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2 P.M.
 
LOCATION:             University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium
                                    1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

The “pink carpet” premiere of the English version of Woman to Woman: Let’s Talk about Breast Cancer, a documentary funded by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Arizona, will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., at University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The premiere is free and open to the public.
 
The film was developed in English and Spanish to record and share breast cancer survivors’ wisdom. (The premiere of the Spanish version, Mujer a Mujer: Una Conversación Sobre Cáncer de Seno, was held Aug. 28.) The film covers critical decision-making points: the time of diagnosis, treatment decisions and how to seek family support.
 
The premiere is sponsored by the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence and the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

For more information, contact Angela Valencia, (520) 626-0331, or e-mail avalencia@azcc.arizona.edu