Southern Border, Binational, and Migrant Populations: Guides, Reports, and Tools

At a glance

These resources focus on some of the infectious diseases of concern in the U.S. southern border region and within binational communities. Public health professionals can use these resources to educate audiences, address, and learn more about diseases affecting border and binational communities.

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The U.S.- Mexico border region population and binational communities are made up of a people who share cultural, social, economic, or geographic connections.

These populations are culturally and linguistically diverse and have unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to health communication. Many face disparities in accessing health care, are at higher risk for infectious diseases, and may experience cultural, linguistic, and technological barriers to accessing health information. Communication strategies and messaging that are adapted to their unique living, traveling, and working conditions are most effective in providing health education.

CDC works with the National Center for Farmworker Health‎

(NCFH) to enhance migrant farmworkers' and employer's education, access, and adoption of COVID-19 preventive measures and strengthen infectious disease emergency response coordination and outreach. As a result of the partnership, trainings and resources were made and are available on the NCFH website.