Border Health Infrastructure Initiative

NCHP helped implement the Dr. Andy Nichols' Border Health Infrastructure Initiative. The Initiative expanded access to medical services to the most vulnerable populations along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S.-Mexico border region is home to 12.4 million people, the population will double in less than 30 years and 25% of the population is under 15.

In the U.S. 23% of border residents are uninsured compared to 14.7% nationally.

The annual household per capita income in the region is 30% lower than the U.S. average.

Women living on the border are 12.7% less likely to have an OB/GYN visit in the past year than the average U.S. woman.

Infant mortality is up to 7.8% higher than the respective national rates.

The poverty rate is almost twice as high as the U.S. national rate.

There are 37.5% fewer health care professionals per capita than U.S. average.

What the BHII program accomplished:

Expanded medical services in the border area.

Provided technology and medical equipment.

Connected physicians and clinics via electronic medical records.

Provided business and medical technical assistance.

Enhanced patient centered care.

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