The developers of the Nuestra Casa Project thank the following partners for their generous support:
Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC)
The Alliance of Border Collaboratives is a resource to access materials and methods drawn from successful initiatives, programs and services to improve the lives of border and Latino populations. The Alliance focus is on intervention design, advocacy and mobilization, as well as program evaluation using applied research techniques, to build community capacity. ABC collaborates with many partners from Health Departments, Research Institutions, Community Coalitions, Tribal Communities and Academic Institutions like the University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Houston, University of California at San Diego, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez and the Paul Foster Texas Tech University Medical School.
TB Photovoice facilitates the use of images, stories and dialogue to elevate the voices of individuals directly impacted by tuberculosis (TB) so that they as well as their communities can improve their overall health. TB Photovoice works with communities impacted by TB using an approach called Photovoice, whereby the persons impacted by TB use a camera to document their everyday life and health experiences. The photographs represent what is happening in the participants’ lives and serve as a point for discussion about what can be done to inspire change in their communities. They share and examine their photos and stories among a small, trusted group, then amplified their messages to the community and beyond through forums and health events. Often these photos and stories address the root causes of TB as well as the stigma, discrimination and need for improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. TB Photovoice is a 501(c)(3) public charity, incorporated in the state of Washington.
Project Concern International (PCI)
PCI is a nonprofit health and humanitarian aid organization dedicated to preventing disease, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. PCI has programs in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Trough the SOLUCION TB Program, PCI is working with Mexican public health agencies and other partners to reduce the number of people who die of tuberculosis and significantly increase the number of people who are fully cured. In 2005 the program interventions were focused within 13 priority states across México, which together make up over 65 percent of the TB cases in the country. In 2005, SOLUCION TB launched the first advocacy, communication and social mobilization initiative in TB in Mexico. In 2006 and in partnership with the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association and the TB Photovoice Project launched TB Photovoice projects in Mexico. In 2009 and with funding from USAID Mexico led the Nuestra Casa Project. PCI has built a reputation for its unique approach to TB and co-morbidities like Diabetes Mellitus and HIV/AIDS, which involves strengthening the overall system of TB prevention and control at the local, state and national levels, promoting a person centered model, and advocacy, communication and social mobilization strategies.
also visit soluciontb.org
The goal of USAID Mexico is to support bilateral cooperation to resolve challenges facing both countries. USAID programs support Mexican initiatives in justice system reform, competitiveness, and sustainable development to increase the economic opportunities available and ensure safe communities. Additionally, joint U.S.–Mexico development activities increase understanding between our two peoples and open opportunities beyond Mexico's borders for south-south cooperation. USAID is supporting Mexican efforts to improve its response to infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). Activities related to HIV/AIDS include promoting healthier behavior and public policies to combat stigma and discrimination. To fight TB, USAID is currently collaborating with public and private partners to strengthen Mexico's capacity to detect, diagnose, and control the spread of the disease and achieve international standards for detection and cure rates.
Solucion TB (Strengthening Observed therapy Linking Up Community-based Integrated Outreach Networks for TB control)
SOLUCION TB is a collaborative project of Project Concern International aimed at working with the Mexican Ministry of Health National TB Program to help strengthen DOT and improve treatment, cure and detection rates in Mexico. SOLUCION TB uses a Person-centered approach, different from the ‘public health’ approach the health system designed advocating for a service that is based on what the person needs to adhere to and complete TB treatment. SOLUCION TB is working on strengthening collaboration and cooperation between TB, Diabetes and HIV/AIDS programs in Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa, Monterrey, Tijuana and Guadalajara in Mexico.
Programa Nacional de Tuberculosis Secretaria de Salud
La Dirección de Micobacteriosis en la Dirección General Adjunta de Programas Preventivos del CENAVECE, coordina los programas sustantivos de Tuberculosis y Lepra. El Programa Nacional para la Prevención y Control de la Tuberculosis (PNT) opera desde la Dirección de Micobacteriosis que a su vez depende de la Dirección General Adjunta del Programas Preventivos del Centro Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Control de Enfermedades (CENAVECE). Es un programa integral, compuesto por un equipo multidisciplinario y que cuenta con la participación de todas las entidades federativas.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Odyssey Museum
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Odyssey Museum is an educational facility designed to teach about CDC, public health, and the benefits of prevention. The museum, originally called the Global Health Odyssey (GHO), was established in 1996 in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)′s. In 2011, the Global Health Odyssey Museum was re-named the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, in honor of the longest serving director of CDC. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, which provides access to unique programming, content and expertise, and provides a network and forum for the CDC Museum to showcase itself on a national stage and at a national level. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum demonstrates the highest levels of accomplishments in all of its activities
RESULTS is a nonprofit, grassroots advocacy organization that supports specific anti-poverty legislation by: 1) Mobilizing around key legislative opportunities that will have the greatest impact on the lives of low-income people. This can range from supporting members of Congress in generating bipartisan support for anti-poverty legislation to helping legislators craft bills that will benefit the poorest. 2) Empowering ordinary people to become powerful voices for the end of poverty with a unique training and support system. RESULTS has grassroots chapters in over 100 locations in the U.S., which form one of the most engaged and effective grassroots networks in the world. 3) Advocating for policies and legislation that create or safeguard effective solutions to poverty, make programs run more efficiently and effectively, and extend coverage to those who need it.