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Migrant/Border Health

NCHP has been working on the U.S.-Mexico border since its inception in 1984.

Highlights of NCHP's Border Health Projects

  • Conducting capacity building services nationally with organizations that work with migrant populations of any race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and HIV status with funding from Centers for Disease Control (CDC). NCHP adapted an evidence-based intervention to improve HIV/AIDS prevention services for migrants; this adaptation is currently being reviewed by CDC to determine best practice eligibility.
  • Providing capacity building services to community health workers who educate high-risk border populations about HIV/AIDS prevention. Outreach efforts targeted hard-to-reach populations such as migrant workers who work in fields, camps, and factories, and border area residents isolated from health and social service systems. In collaboration with the Farmworker Justice Fund, NCHP provided border area health workers with up-to-date information and skills to develop culturally competent best practices for conducting HIV/AIDS prevention education with hard-to-reach populations along the border. These efforts were carried out through funding from the Office of Minority Health.
  • Providing culturally competent education and referrals for mental health and substance abuse services for individuals living along the U.S.-Mexico border through the “Disparities” project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The project targeted Latino women and their family members and included health education and counseling surrounding topics such as breast cancer, depression, diabetes, drug use, and pregnancy.
  • Building the capacity of community health educators to conduct outreach and provide HIV-related information to migrant and seasonal farmworkers along the Arizona-Mexico border. NCHP also provided migrant participants with referrals and access to testing and treatment centers. These efforts were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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Who We Are

Formerly Border Health Foundation (BHF), we recently changed our name to National Community Health Partners (NCHP) to reflect the expansion and scope of our services.

Based in Tucson, Arizona, with a regional office in New Orleans, our organization was founded in 1984 to address the health needs of border populations. Since then we have developed a strong national presence providing education and services to minority and underserved populations in 44 states and two U.S. territories.

We have housed over 70 public health programs and services promoting the health and well-being of individuals and communities across the U.S. It is our goal to improve health outcomes through innovative services and compelling educational programs.

NCHP provides training and technical assistance to community based organizations and health departments serving minority populations at risk for HIV/AIDS. We implement programs that educate teens and parents about sensitive issues related to drugs and alcohol, premature sexual activity, and juvenile delinquency. We provide services addressing substance abuse, tobacco cessation, environmental health, nutrition and positive family relationships.

National Community Health Partners is prepared to assist your organization.

For more details regarding our programs and services please browse through our Projects tab above.