This report summarizes the efforts completed under a 2015-2016 collaborative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program and the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The work accomplished under this agreement from September 2015 to September 2016 include the following highlights:
- Providing medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence children’s health along the border through the Pediatric Environmental Health Speciality Units.
- Conducting 6 promotores training courses over the past year in 6 cities along the Border covering a range of topics including asthma, pesticides, lead, water, and climate change. Two Children’s Environmental Health Symposia addressed vector-borne disease including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Zika.
- Leveraging binational expertise through active support and participation of EPA’s Task Forces in meetings, sharing and reporting out on meeting discussion with stakeholders.
- Compiling environmental health data in a 2015-2016 report for the Arizona-Sonora border region.
EPA-BHC Accomplishment Report (2015-2016) (PDF)(8 pp, 662 K,
EPA-BHC Accomplishment Report (2015-2016)