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Health Education and Communication Tools

Immigrant and binational populations face cultural and linguistic barriers to accessing health information. Health education and communication tools can provide health professionals and immigrant and foreign-born Spanish-speaking populations with important information to prevent the spread of disease across the border region. These are some examples of materials produced through CDC collaborations that address the specific health and communication needs of this vulnerable population:


Influenza Virus

Queso Fresco

  • Various health departments, including the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, have developed materials on the safety of queso fresco consumption, called Queso Fresco - Safe Cheese and Unsafe Cheese, which is available in English and Spanish


West Nile Virus

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Technical Instructions for Tuberculosis screening

Many individuals seeking permanent residency enter across the southern land border and require a medical screening by a panel physician. If you are a panel physician who is screening according to the Technical Instructions for Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment, Using Cultures and Directly Observed Therapy, visit CDC’s Technical Instructions page.

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Relevant publications CDC collaborated on that illustrate relevant U.S.-Mexico health issues covering disease surveillance, migration and health, and clinical issues, along with related publications produced by CDC’s external partners, include the following:

Infectious Disease and Surveillance

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Migration and Health

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Publications from External Partners

Publications from external partners such as United States organizations and international organizations help to explain the role that CDC plays in United States-Mexico Health. The following documents are related to migration and health, immigration flows, and health policy issues:

Publications from United States Organizations

Publications from International Organizations

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