Strengthening Public Health Services at the Outreach Offices of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commis

This initiative addresses and targets outreach and health promotion activities; evaluation and assessments; health data analysis and surveillance; public information, promotion and communication; Healthy Border/Healthy Gente activities; and will work with communities to implement programs to improve
the health of border residents; and will publicize the achievements and challenges of border health; and will provide programmatic and administrative support to the members and staff of the Unites States - Mexico Border Health Commission.

This assistance is geared to support current, on-going and proposed public health initiatives in this border region that support the goals and objectives of the United States - Mexico Border Health Commission as it serves to strengthen access to health care, disease prevention, and public health along the state border.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Health, California Department Of $ 325,000   2016-07-012021-06-30
State Health Services, Texas Department Of $ 402,000   2016-07-012021-06-30
Health Services Department $ 300,000   2016-07-012021-06-30
Health, New Mexico Department Of $ 273,000   2016-07-012021-06-30
State Health Services, Texas Department Of $ 285,696   2016-07-012019-06-30
Public Health, California Department Of $ 272,321   2016-07-012018-06-30
Health Services Department $ 235,063   2016-07-012018-06-30
Health, New Mexico Department Of $ 196,062   2016-07-012018-06-30
Health Services Department-$ 10,355   2011-09-012016-08-31
Health Services Department $ 1,675,500   2011-09-012016-08-31

Program Accomplishments

Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with one (or more) of the following performance goals: Increase access to care and improve quality of care; Improve disease prevention and health education; Improve workforce development and retention; Improve public health infrastructure; and Improve outreach and health promotion to the community.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to cover costs of: personnel; consultants; grant related office supplies and software; grant related travel (domestic only); educational, promotional and evaluation materials; and other grant related costs.

Funds shall not be used to fund direct health care services or equipment for patients (e.g.

diagnostic tests, screening equipment, treatment, etc.).

Also, funds may not be used for: building alterations or renovations, construction, screening supplies or equipment, incentives and prizes, food, fund raising activities, political education and lobbying, and other activities that are not grant related.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This is a single eligibility cooperative agreement offered to the TX, NM, AZ, and CA State Department of Health.

The State Department of Health will work with the Border State Outreach Office to accomplish the goals and objectives of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Underserved individuals residing in border area communities, and increase assistance to United States- Mexico Border Health Commission.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

The application kit to be made available under this notice will contain a listing of States that have chosen to set up a review system and will include a State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in the State for review.

Applicants (other than federally recognized Indian tribes) should contact their SPOCs as early as possible to alert them to the prospective applications and receive any necessary instructions on the State process.

For proposed projects serving more than one State, the applicant is advised to contact the SPOC of each affected State.

The due date for State process recommendations is 60 days after the application deadline.

The Office on Women's Health does not guarantee that it will accommodate or explain its responses to State process recommendations received after that date.