Border Health Collaborative

The mission of the Border Health Collaborative is to provide community organizing, health promotion planning and advocacy for border health studies, organizations and professionals to develop the San Diego-Tijuana border health organizational system.

The Border Health Collaborative proposes to implement a multi-disciplinary health promotion-based advocacy program to reform the San Diego-Tijuana border health organizational system. The border health organizational system is in need of institutional reform to correct the endemic disenfranchisement of community-based and grassroots organizations; the disparate, uncoordinated and redundant missions and interventions; and the under-allocation of funding streams for program development, service delivery and professional training.

Drug-Free Border Coalition

The mission of the Drug-Free Border Coalition is to reduce substance abuse among youth in the San Diego-Tijuana region by linking and supporting groups and individuals engaged in prevention on both sides of the border.

The Drug-Free Border Coalition works to address substance abuse problems in the border region by focusing its efforts in the communities of National City, Imperial Beach and San Ysidro in California and the municipality of Tijuana in Baja California. The goals of the program are to: (1) reduce substance abuse among youth, and over time, adults by addressing the factors in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and (2) establish and strengthen collaboration among the private nonprofit agencies, Federal, State and Local governments in the communities of National City, Imperial Beach, San Ysidro and Tijuana to support the efforts of the Coalition to prevent and reduce substance.

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South Region Tobacco Control Initiative

The South Region Tobacco Control Initiative focuses on public health policy advocacy campaigns that reduce future disease and death from tobacco use in San Diego County. Campaigns have included work on the campus of the University of San Diego, which adopted a campus-wide policy that restricts smoking. The Initiative has also worked and restrict tobacco sponsorships and increase smoke-free outdoor environments including four major public health policies in the municipalities of National City, Imperial Beach, Bonita and the Port of San Diego. Implementation and enforcement of the smoke-free ordinances has been successful and seamless for every community and entity with the ordinances having been supported by residents, community partners, local officials, city staff and law enforcement.

Currently the Initiative is working on smoke-free multi-unit housing in apartments complexes and condominiums in the South Bay region including the communities of Coronado, Chula Vista, Bonita, Imperial Beach and San Ysidro. Additionally, the Initiative operates a campaign to counter the tobacco industry's influence on the entertainment industry in San Diego County.