County of Santa Clara Hosts 14th Annual Binational Health Week

Health Activities and Services Scheduled from September 23 to October 30 To Benefit Thousands of Latino Residents Living in Santa Clara County

WHAT:

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and the Consulate General of México in San José are partnering with community organizations and volunteers to co-sponsor Santa Clara County’s 14th Annual Binational Health Week. The series of health education and health promotion events includes workshops, fairs and health screenings ​with community-based organizations and volunteers to assist immigrants from Latin America in Santa Clara County.

Binational Health Week activities will focus on access to health care, chronic diseases, mental health, oral health, and women's health. Most activities and events during Binational Health Week are free of charge to participants. More information: sccbhw.org

WHO:

County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department

Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System

Consulate General of México in San José

Community based organizations and health partners

Volunteers

Latino residents living in Santa Clara County

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK

Santa Clara County 2018 Binational Health Week

Press Conference

Friday, October 5, 2018

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Consulate General of México in San José

302 Enzo Dr., Suite 200

San José, CA 95138

Santa Clara County 2018 Binational Health Week

Kick Off Health Fair Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Eastridge Mall

2200 Eastridge Loop, San José, CA 95122

RSVP and get more information on Facebook at facebook.com/events/1911870739109322.

Let’s All Go To the Park / Vamos Todos al Parque

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy

7050 Miller Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020

RSVP and get more information on Facebook at facebook.com/events/279083312704096.

WHY:

Binational Health Week occurs every year in October, when the community, government agencies, and thousands of volunteers come together to host a series of health education and health promotion events. This is one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of immigrants from Latin America living in the United States and Canada. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department partners with the Consulate of México in San José, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations, and volunteers, collaborating to coordinate and host a series of events for our residents.

Since the inception of Binational Health Week in Santa Clara County in 2005, we have hosted more than 249 community events, reached over 317,000 residents, administered 22,000 health screenings and collaborated with over 40 agencies each year. The success of these efforts is the result of the collaboration, commitment, and support of the many agencies and organizations in the community.

The eighteenth edition of Binational Health Week in the United States, and fourteenth edition in Santa Clara County, will consist of nearly a month of health-related activities. Please see calendar below for the complete list of activities and events or download the 2018 Binational Health Week Brochure at https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/collab/BHW/Documents/bhw-prog.pdf.

 

To coordinate media coverage for specific events, please contact:

Marina Hinestrosa, SCC Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY 2018 BINATIONAL HEALTH WEEK

COMPLETE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

September 23

10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Viva ValleSJ Open Streets San José, CA

September 25

9 a.m. 

Binational Health Week Proclamation / Proclamación de la Semana Binacional de Salud

Board of Supervisors Chambers, 70 W. Hedding St., San José, CA 95110

October 1

9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Escuela Popular’s Health Fair / Feria de Salud de la Escuela Popular

Escuela Popular149 North White Rd., San José, CA 95127

October 3

5 – 8 p.m.

Empowering Women Against Cancer: Women Cancers 101 / Empoderando a las Mujeres Contra el Cáncer: Cánceres de Mujeres 

American Cancer Society Office747 Camden Ave., Ste. B, Campbell, CA 95008

October 5

11a.m. – 12 p.m.

Binational Health Week Press Conference/ Conferencia de Prensa para la Semana Binacional de Salud 

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 6

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Binational Health Week Kick-Off Health Fair / Inauguración de la Semana Binacional de Salud: Feria de Salud

Eastridge Mall2200 Eastridge Loop, San José, CA 95122

October 6

10 a.m. - 12:00pm

Let’s All go to the Park / Vamos todos al Parque

Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, 7050 Miller Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020

October 9

10 - 11:00 a.m.

Nutrition and Depression Session / Sesión de Nutrición y Depresión

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 9, 11, 18, 19, 23, & 25

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Flu Shot Clinic in the Consulate / Clínica de vacunación contra la gripe

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 10 & 17

10 – 11 a.m.

Know the Alzheimer Symptoms & Respite Program: Help for Alzheimer Caregivers / Conoce los Síntomas del Alzheimer y Programa de Ayuda para Cuidadores de Salud 

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 10, 17, 24

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Hand Washing Workshop / Taller de Higiene de Manos

Consulate General of México in San José302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 11

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fearlessly Healthy- 14th Annual Binational Health Week Conference / Salud sin Miedo- 14a Conferencia de la Semana Binacional de Salud

Morgan Hill Community Center17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

October 11

11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Every Woman Counts: Educating, Connecting, Empowering since 1993 / Cada Mujer Vale: Educando, Conectando, Empoderando desde 1993

Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library921 S. 1st Street, San José, CA 95110​

October 11, 12, 19, 22

10 – 11 a.m.

Better Options for Health: Learn to Manage Stress / Mejores Opciones de Salud: Cómo Manejar el Estrés 

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 12

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

HIV Session and Tests / Pruebas de VIH y Sesión Informativa

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 12

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day / Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización del SIDA 

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 12

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates /Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Eastside Neighborhood Center, 2150 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116

October 13

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Walk Begins: 10 a.m.

Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s / Caminata para Poner Fin a la Enfermedad de Alzheimer

Arena Green Park, N. Autumn St. (Downtown) San José, CA 95113

October 15

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oral Health Workshop / Taller de Higiene Oral

Consulate General of México in San José302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 16

10 – 11 a.m.

Neurologic Health Session: Alzheimer & Nutrition/ Sesión de Nutrición: Alzheimer y Nutrición, Salud Neurológica

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 17

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates / Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Saratoga Public Library,​ 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070​

October 18

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates /  Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Cupertino Senior Center,​ 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014​

October 19

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates /Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303

October 20

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Healthy Aging for Seniors /Envejecimiento saludable para personas mayores

On Lok Lifeways, 130 N. Jackson Ave., San José, CA 95116

October 20

9: a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

On-site Mammograms & Resource Fair /Mamografías y Feria de Salud

Verity Medical Foundation, 400 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126

October 21

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates / Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Vietnamese-American Community Center, 2072 Lucretia Ave., San José, CA 95122

October 21

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Walk Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Out of the Darkness Walk /Caminata para la Prevención del Suicidio

Arena Green Park, N. Autumn St., San José, CA 95113

October 23

1 – 3 p.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates / Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Sunnyvale Senior Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

October 25

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Binational Health Week Closing Ceremony / Ceremonia de Clausura 

Consulate General of México in San José 302 Enzo Dr., Ste. 200, San José, CA 95138

October 30

10 - 11:30 a.m.

2019 Medicare Plan Changes & Updates / Cambios y Actualizaciones en Medicare para el 2019

Barbara Lee Senior Center, 40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

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More about Binational Health Week​

Binational Health Week was created in 2001 with the objective of raising awareness and responding to the unique health care challenges of Latinos living in the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Binational Health Week has evolved into one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of Latino population. This has been possible thanks to the leadership of local jurisdictions and public health departments, Secretariats of Health and Foreign Affairs of Mexico, in conjunction with the Health Initiative of the Americas at UC Berkeley, the Secretariats of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and several other Latin American consulates.

Santa Clara County Binational Health Week efforts and activities are listed online at sccbhw.org

​About the County of Santa Clara, California 

The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, the sixth largest county in California. With a $7 billion budget, more than 70 agencies/departments and 20,000 employees, the County of Santa Clara plans for the needs of a dynamic community, offers quality services, and promotes a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. The County provides essential services including public health and environmental protection, medical services through Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, parks, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services, particularly for those members of our community in the greatest need.

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Media Contact:  Laurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119

Event Contact:  Britt Ehrhardt, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, (408) 792-5155; Maritza Rodriguez, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, (408) 792-3745; ​Mireya Magaña , Consulate General of México in San Jose, (408) 294-3414 ext. 123. 

 

Posted: October 4, 2018​

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