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Virtual Seminar Series Coordinates COVID-19 Response Along US-Mexico Border

The Zuckerman College of Public Health, in collaboration with the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission and El Colegio de la Frontera, have organized a Virtual Seminar series: COVID-19 Response Along the United States-Mexico Border.

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The Zuckerman College of Public Health has been a leader in health programs along the US-Mexico border for many years.

The new Virtual Seminar series brings together public health experts and leadership from both sides of the US-Mexico border to share information and mitigation efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to find opportunities for coordination and share resources.

The seminar series was organized collaboratively by Dr. Cecilia Rosales, Professor & Chair, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (MEZCOPH) and Maria Gudelia Rangel, PhD, Professor, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and Adjunct Professor, Public Health Practice & Translational Research, MEZCOPH. Dr. Rosales’ longstanding relationships with healthcare providers and organizations on both sides of the border gave her a unique perspective on the value of the seminar partnership during this international health crisis.

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Seminar Organizing Committee: The Mexican Section of the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and The University of Arizona, College of Public Health.

Audience: academics, students, public health and healthcare professional, community health workers and others interested in the topic.

Objective: Discuss the current situation facing the United States-México border region regarding the COVID-19, share mitigation efforts implemented in each state, and best practices identified in response to the pandemic.

Session Topics and Dates

1. Epidemiology of COVID-19 in US-MX at the National Level
Thursday, April 30, 2020. 12pm PT

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Epidemiology
  • 1.3 Epidemiology of comorbidities associated with complications from COVID-19 (DM, HT, Obesity)
  • 1.4 Education and prevention measures

View Zoom Recording | PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS. SESIÓN 1.pdf
Presentation:
Presentacion_COVID_29042020


2. Efforts to address the pandemic at the US-Mexico border region, focus on the Texas-Tamaulipas-Nuevo Leon-Coahuila Border Region
Thursday, May 7, 2020. 12pm PT

  • 2.1 Epidemiology of COVID-19 (comorbidities)
  • 2.2 Mitigation efforts at the local level (state-municipalities)
  • 2.3 Binational collaboration
  • 2.4 Best practices

View Zoom Recording | PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS. SESIÓN 2.pdf
Presentations:
Texas
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Coahuila


3. Mitigation efforts addressing the pandemic on the New Mexico-Chihuahua border
Thursday, May 14, 2020. 12pm PT
View Zoom Recording
Presentations:
New Mexico (Nuevo Mexico)
Chihuahua, Mexico


4. Mitigation efforts addressing the pandemic on the Arizona-Sonora border
Thursday May 21, 2020. 12pm PT
View Zoom Recording
Presentations:
Arizona
Sonora


5. Mitigation efforts addressing the pandemic on the California-Baja California border
Thursday May28, 2020. 12pm PT
View Zoom Recording


6. Final Panel Discussion – US-Mexico Border State Decision-makers
Thursday, June 4, 2020. 12pm PT


*Please note all sessions will be in Spanish

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