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Annual Binational Health Week addresses Latinx health disparities amid pandemic


Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Santa Clara County all this month is keeping alive its annual effort to help address health disparities experienced by Latinx people in the region.

The 16th annual Binational Health Week features a series of in-person events with safety precautions and online informational sessions that include drive-up resource fairs and webinars on checking and controlling blood pressure. There was also a free COVID-19 testing and face covering giveaway at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose over the weekend.

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 10: Myrna Ash, right, receives a nasal swab from Ingrid Rodriguez with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center during a free COVID-19 testing and flu shot event held at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department partnering with multiple organizations held the free event as part of the 16th Annual Binational Health Week, expanded this year to a monthlong event addressing health disparities experienced by the Latinx community. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 10: A free COVID-19 testing and flu shot event is held at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department partnering with multiple organizations held the free event as part of the 16th Annual Binational Health Week, expanded this year to a monthlong event addressing health disparities experienced by the Latinx community. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 10: Andrew Chong receives a nasal swab from Ingrid Rodriguez with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center during a free COVID-19 testing and flu shot event held at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department partnering with multiple organizations held the free event as part of the 16th Annual Binational Health Week, expanded this year to a monthlong event addressing health disparities experienced by the Latinx community. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 10: The large Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s rooftop rubber duck wears a face mask while free COVID-19 testing and flu shots are administered at the museum in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department partnering with multiple organizations held the free event as part of the 16th Annual Binational Health Week, expanded this year to a monthlong event addressing health disparities experienced by the Latinx community. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 10: Kyle Williams, 12, receives a flu shot from Rosalba Gonzalez with Bay Area Community Health during a free COVID-19 testing and flu shot event held at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The County of Santa Clara Public Health …read more

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