Office of Border Health

About Office of Border Health


The mission of the Office of Border Health (OBH) is to promote and protect the health of all border area residents through sound, competent public health practices along the Arizona-Sonora border


The Office of Border Health coordinates and integrates public health program efforts to identify, monitor, control and prevent adverse health events in border communities. The office also strengthens cross-border public health collaboration with Sonora, Mexico.


public health collaborators
  • Federal:
    • Centers for Disease Control
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • State:
    • Arizona Department of Health Services
    • Secretaria de Salud Publica de Sonora
    • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
    • Arizona Department of Agriculture
    • Arizona Department of Economic Security
    • Arizona State University
    • University of Arizona: College of Public Health, Rural Health Office, Arizona Cancer Center
  • Local:
    • County Health Departments
    • Community Organizations
    • Community Health Centers
  • Others:
    • Arizona Public Health Association
    • Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition
    • Campesinos Sin Fronteras
    • Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center
    • Western Area Health Education Center
    • Panamerican Health Organization