Annual Binational Health Week continues amid pandemic


Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Santa Clara County all this month is keeping alive its annual effort to help address health disparities experienced by Latinx people in the region.

The 16th annual Binational Health Week features a series of in-person events with safety precautions and online informational sessions that include drive-up resource fairs and webinars on checking and controlling blood pressure. There was also a free COVID-19 testing and face covering giveaway at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose over the weekend.

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“This year, the way to celebrate it has changed,” Alejandra María Gabriela Bologna Zubikarai, the Consul General of Mexico in San Jose, said in a statement.

“However, it keeps its core objective of raising awareness and responding to the unique healthcare challenges of Latinos living in the United States to enhance the well-being of our community,” she said.

The full list of events is available at sccbhw.org and in Spanish at sccsbs.org.

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