Ventanillas de Salud: A collaborative and Binational health access and Preventive care Program

Maria Gudelia Rangel Gomez, Josana Tonda, G. Rogelio Zapata, Michael Flynn, Francesca Gany, Juanita Lara, Ilan Shapiro, Cecilia Ballesteros Rosales

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While individuals of Mexican origin are the largest immigrant group living in the U.S., this population is also the highest uninsured. Health disparities related to access to health care, among other social determinants, continue to be a challenge for this population. The government of Mexico, in an effort to address these disparities and improve the quality of life of citizens living abroad, has partnered with governmental and non-governmental health-care organizations in the U.S. by developing and implementing an initiative known as Ventanillas de Salud-Health Windows-(VDS). The VDS is located throughout the Mexican Consular network and aim to increase access to health care and health literacy, provide health screenings, and promote healthy lifestyle choices among low-income and immigrant Mexican populations in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Issue numberJUN
StatePublished - Jun 30 2017


  • Binational programs
  • Border health
  • Collaborative programs
  • Health-care access
  • Prevention programs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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