Subprograms

SUBPROGRAMS

Promoting the collaboration between different individuals and health organizations from the private, social, and public sectors of the ten Border States.
  1. Program for promoting collaboration

To contribute to the solution of scientific, technological, and contemporary social problems, a coordinated participation between various agents of the Academia, government, and society is required. A multi, inter or trans-disciplinary collaboration will help achieve coordinated solutions that contribute to national development, and people’s well-being.

Main Objective: To favor collaborative work between members of the Network to contribute to social development.

Specific Objectives:
a. Increase the level of coordination between members of the Network.
b. Promote the multidimensional understanding of the problems addressed in the Network.
c. Generate meeting spaces that promote collaboration between members of the Network.

Activities
a. Concentrate information of the Network’s members on the website.
b. Hold meetings that allow interaction between members of the Network.
c. Develop research projects that involve members of the Network.
d. Coordinate special issue on border health for publication in indexed journal.

Creation, Scientific Dissemination, and Knowledge of the BBHTN Transfer.

II. Scientific Dissemination and Knowledge Transfer Program

One of the fundamental objectives of scientific research is to contribute in solving problems of social groups to improve the living conditions of the population. However, these objectives will be fulfilled as the knowledge generated by research is used by sectors that require it, and as it is internalized in everyday life. The better this knowledge is integrated into society, the bigger its real impact will be. To accomplish this, mechanisms and strategies that allow adequate transfer of knowledge are required.

Main Objective: To contribute to scientific dissemination and transfer of knowledge generated by Network members.

Specific Objectives:
a) To promote that scientific knowledge generated by Network members is accessible to all sectors of the population.
b) To promote the social appropriation of knowledge generated by the Network within the social sectors with the greatest needs.
c) To promote scientific dissemination of the Network’s topic through the support of individuals and institutions.
d) To favor the participation of members of the Network in dissemination efforts.
e) To promote the expansion of channels for the dissemination of the Network’s topics.

 

Activities:
a. To identify knowledge transfer strategies in the topics of the Network with a successful outcome.
b. To select which knowledge transfer strategies best suit the purposes of the Network.
c. To identify which sources of funding allow implementing a plan for transferring the knowledge of the Network’s topics.

Resourcing for the public health in the border region.

III. Diagnostic and monitoring program of the resourcing for the public health in the border region.

Parallel to the identification of the needs and concerns of a population, it is necessary to identify which material, human and technological resources are available in order to be in a position of being able to propose strategies to solve them.

General objective: to contribute to the identification of resources for the Border Health research that can favor the work done by the members of the Network.

Specific objectives:
a) To make known the existing resources for the research of border health.
b) To favor the shared use of resources for research on Border Health among members of the Network.
c) To identify which funding mechanisms allow the increase of resources for the research on Border Health.

Activities:
a. To start an inventory of resources for research on Border Health. This inventory must include the people, institutions, infrastructure, initiatives, programs and projects of research, lines of research, sources of founding, technologies, and platforms.
b. To develop a database of resources for the research on Border Health.
c. To prepare the state of the art on Border Health and update it constantly.

Conditions of Border Health and vulnerable populations.

IV. Program to strengthen the abilities for researchers and academics in Border Health of the Binational Network Border Health

The complexity of the health related needs in the 10 Border States of Mexico and the United States makes evident the need of new dynamics of attention that will be possible through to the partnership between agents of the healthcare sector, of the academy, and civil society organizations that have better tools and a higher degree of training every day. The great challenge is addressing to the most important needs of the Border Health issues. In order to achieve this objective, the Binational Border Health Thematic Network has designed a strategic program to strengthen the abilities of border health researchers and academics, which is part of the education, development, and human resources training programme. It also consists in implementing training courses for specific topics detected or declared by the same members of the Network.

 

Objectives
• To strengthen the abilities for preparation of research proposals among the participants of the network and/or other agents associated with the border health.
• To strengthen the abilities of knowledge transmission among the participants of the network and/or other agents associated with the border health.
• To promote the active participation and strengthen the inter-agency cooperation to promote the generation, transmission, and spreading of knowledge in the field of border health.
• To contribute to the training of young researchers.
• To develop spaces for the dissemination of research activities.
• To increase the resources for the development of the research on border health.
• To promote the development of groups of work and lines of research among the members of the network.

I. Components

In order to achieve its objectives, the program is focused on four components:

  1. Preparation of research proposals based on logical framework.
    The development of research proposals is the primary stage in the development of science and technology. A relevant approach of a research proposal and a work plan increase the possibilities of finding the answer to the questions that urge on science.
  2. – Preparation of research projects based on the methodology of the logical framework and focused on strategic planning.
    The development of research proposals is the primary stage in the development of science and technology. A relevant approach of a research proposal and a work plan increase the possibilities of finding the answer to the questions that urge on science.

General objective: To develop and strengthen the abilities for scientific research among the members of the network researchers, using as a reference the logical framework.

Specific objectives:
a. To favor the increase of the necessary knowledge about the development of research projects focused on achieving results among the members of the Network.
b. To favor the increase of the quality of the research proposals of the Network’s members brought to founding convocations.

  1. To favor the increase of participation from institution members of the Network in the competition for funds.

Activities:
d. To present the methodology of the logical framework for the development of projects.
e. To identify the institutions and organizations that issue convocations in order to conduct researches and/or health interventions.
f. To examine convocations for proposals for research and intervention. All documents associated as terms of reference, submission manuals and other associated guidelines are included.
g. To examine research proposals and/or health interventions that have been approved.

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Training, development and training of human resources.

V. Diagnosis and monitoring program of the health conditions at the border and vulnerable populations.

The complexity of the needs in health in the 10 Border States between Mexico and the United States makes clear the need for new dynamics of care, which will be possible by the partnership between agents in the health sector, academy and civil society organizations, which have better tools and a higher degree of training each day. The great challenge is to attend the most important needs in border health issues. To achieve this goal, the Binational Border Health Thematic Network has designed a strategic program to strength capacity of researchers and academics in border health, which is part of the formative, development and training of human resources program, which includes the implementation of training courses on specific identified thematic and / or declared by the members within the Network.