Applications Open for Leaders Across Borders
The Office of Border Health is currently seeking candidates for the 2016 Leaders across Borders (LaB) Program. Over 100 participants have graduated from this program. Please read the following information if you are interested in participating in the 2016 LaB Program or in nominating a member of your staff or professional organization.
What is Leaders across Borders?
Leaders across Borders (LaB) is an advanced leadership development program funded by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) aimed at building binational leadership capacity of public health, health care, and other community sectors working to improve the health of communities in the U.S.-México border region. The United States-México border region is defined as the area of land being 100 kilometers (62.5 miles) north and south of the international boundary (La Paz Agreement).
Who should participate?
This program is intended for public health, health care, and other community-sector leaders who meet the following requirements:
Interested in participating?
- Have at least five years’ experience working in the U.S.-México border region
- Committed to working with vulnerable populations and promoting health equity, eliminating health disparities, and increasing quality of life within the U.S.-México border region
- Seeking to enhance their leadership and health diplomacy skills, professional networks, and understanding of binational public health assets, challenges, and systems as a means to identify solutions
For Potential U.S. Participants:
U.S. candidates must be formally nominated by their employers/professional organizations to be eligible for participation in the program. If you are an employer or member of a professional organization and would like to nominate an individual, click on Candidate Nomination Form-English or Candidate Nomination Form-Spanish.
For Officially Nominated U.S. Candidates:
Once formally nominated by an employer or professional organization, interested candidates are required to complete an online application form.
Solicitantes de México:
Los solicitantes de México UNICAMENTE necesitan completar la solicitud en línea. No se requiere nominación formal
What are the preferred participant qualifications?
LaB participants should meet the following criteria:
- Serve as health professionals regardless of academic level
- Live and possess five years’ experience working in public health, health-related fields, or community settings within the U.S.-México border region
- Currently work in a leadership role
- Be proficient in English and Spanish, a minimum understanding of both languages is required
Scholarships may available to cover travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016 (*Submissions required no later than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time)
Leaders across Borders is made possible by the support of the U.S.-México Border Health Commission working in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services/Office of Border Health and the BHC Arizona, Baja California, and Nuevo León Outreach Offices.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about the Leaders across Borders Program please go to www.borderhealth.org
and click in the Leaders across Borders banner.