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Border Health Infrastructure Initiative

National Community Health Partners is asking for help to implement the Dr. Andy Nichols’ Border Health Infrastructure Initiative. The Initiative will expand access to medical services to the most vulnerable populations along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border Health Infrastructure Initiative is important

a simple map showing the border of Mexico and the U.S.A. with a thick highlight showing the operating area of the Border Health Infrastructure Initiative
  • 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 will do

  • Expand medical services in the border area.
  • Provide technology and medical equipment.
  • Connect physicians and clinics via electronic medical records.
  • Provide business and medical technical assistance.
  • Enhance patient centered care.

What we are looking for

NCHP needs money and medical equipment to make the Dr. Andy Nichols' Border Health Infrastructure Initiative a reality. We are looking for financial support, endowment funds, equipment donations and awareness advocacy.

  • Donations can be mailed to NCHP:
    Make check out to National Community Health Partners
    3365 N. Campbell Ave.
    Suite 141
    Tucson, AZ 85719
  • Contact NCHP about endowments and non-monetary donations:
    Toll free number: (877) 749-3727
    Tucson #: (520) 795-9756
    Fax: (520) 887-0432
    E-mail: info@nchponline.org
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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, 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.