“The Institute for Mexicans Abroad
Health Strategy for Migrant
Communities”
7th Summer Institute on Migration and
Global Health
Los Angeles, California
June 26th, 2012
Javier Díaz de León
Executive Director
Institute for Mexicans Abroad
Why is it important to have an Institute for
Mexicans Abroad?
 México has the largest diaspora in the world (almost 13 million)
Concentration:
• 95% lives in the United States
• 59% in two states (California 30% and Texas 31%)
• Dispersion phenomenon
Dimension: 31.8 million people of Mexican origin in the United
States
10% of USA`s population
 12 million born in Mexico
 6 millon documented residents
 2011: Net Migration Rate = 0
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Mexican Population Living in the
USA by State in 2010
Alaska
21,642
3.0%
Washington
601,768
8.9%
Oregón
369,817
9.7%
Nevada
540,978
20.0%
Montana
20,048
2.0%
Idaho
148,923
9.5%
Utah
258,905
9.4%
California
11,423,146
30.7%
Hawaii
35,415
2.6%
Residentes de origen mexicano
De
Menos de 10,000 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
Arizona
1,657,668
25.9%
Wyoming
37,719
6.7%
Colorado
757,181
15.1 %
New
México
590,890
28.7%
North Dakota
9,223
1.4%
Vermont
2,534
0.4%
Minnesota
176,007
3.3%
Kansas
247,297
8.7%
Oklahoma
267,016
7.1%
Texas
7,951,193
31.6%
De 10,000 a 90,999 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
N. H
7,822
0.6%
Illinois Indiana
1,602,403 295,373
12.5% 4.6%
Missouri
147,254
2.5%
Mississippi
52,459
1.8%
Louisiana
78,643
1.7%
Alabama
122,911
2.6%
9,090
0.9%
Conn
Pennsylvania
129,568 1.0%
Ohio
172,029
1.5%
Kentucky
82,110
1.9%
Tennessee
186,615
2.9%
38,379
0.6 %
R. I.
Michigan
317,903
3.2%
Iowa
117,090
3.8%
Arkansas
138,194
4.7%
Mass.
New York
457,288
2.4%
Wisconsin
244,248
4.3%
South Dakota
13,839
1.7%
Nebraska
128,060
7.0%
Maine
5,134
0.4%
50,658
1.4% New
Jersey
Delaware
W. V.
9,704 Virginia
0.5% 155,067
1.9%
North Carolina
486,960 5.1%
30,283
3.4%
217,715
2.5%
Maryland
88,004
1.5%
District of Columbia
8,507 1.4%
South Carolina
138,358 3.0%
Georgia
519,502
5.4%
Florida
629,718 3.3%
De 100,000 a 499,999 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
De 500,000 a 999,999 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
De 1,000,000 a 4,999,999 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
De 5,000,000 a 9,999,999 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
Total Mexican Residents in the USA 31,798,433
Más de 10,000,000 habitantes residentes de origen mexicano
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Fuente: The Hispanic Population, Census 2010,
American Fact Finder, http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html
Elaborado por: Sistematización y Recopilación de Información del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior.
Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores. México, D.F. Diciembre 2011.
How was IME created?
22 years of an institutional relation with the diaspora
Program for the Mexican Communities Abroad(1990)
Institute for Mexicans Abroad(IME): 2003
• The Program becomes an Institute
• Descentralized body of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Two substantial differences:
 Advisory Board
 Directed by a Migrant Leader
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How does IME operate?
 55 Consulates in North America
Community Affairs
Consul for
Seattle
Portland
Boise
St.
Paul
Sacramento
S
F
New York
Detroit
Philadelphia
Del Rio
S
OxnardJ
LA
SD
Calexico
Omaha
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas
Chicago
Denver
Indianapolis
Fresn
Kansas City
SantaoAna Phoenix
Little Rock
Tucson
Yum
Nogales
a
Douglas El Paso
Austin
D.C.
Raleigh
Dallas
Albuquerque
San Antonio
New Orleans
Eagle Pass
Houston
Laredo
McAllen
Brownsville
Presidio
Atlant
a
Orlando
Miami
15 Consulates andAnchorage
73 Embassies in the rest of the world
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What are IME`s core actions?
1) Network creation
2) Keep mexicans abroad informed
3) Coordinate programs that contribute to elevate
their well being in the host societies
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HEALTH PROGRAMS:
VENTANILLAS DE SALUD
 Started in 2002 with 2 Health
Windows in 2011: 50
 2011: First Mobile Health Window
(Kansas City)
 Successful Interinstitutional
Collaboration:
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•
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•
•
Mexican Health Ministry
Local Agencies
NIOSH
HRSA
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease and Control
Prevention
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BINATIONAL HEALTH WEEK
• 2012 12th Edition: International
Month of Health
• Health promotion and health
prevention in both sides of the
border
• Binational Forum on Public Policy
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Occupational Health
4 EDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL
BÁSICA:
SUPERIOR:
LABOR
RIGHTS WEEK:
MEDIA: BILATERAL COOPERATION
Programa
de Educación
MECHANISMS:
26 AGREEMENTS
Comunitarias
-Plazas
Promote
Migrants Rights, a safe
[email protected] DIFFERENT
Superior Abierta
y a Distancia
AGENCIES:
(ESAD)
Donación
de labor
Librosenviornment
de
and
healthy
and
COLBACH
DOL, WHD OSHA,
Texto
just wages
Primer Concurso de Tesis
sobre Migración Internacional
Bachillerato a Distancia
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What does IME do to promote VDS, BHW
and migrants health?
9 INFORMATIVE CONFERENCES
dedicated to health issues
VDS WEB PAGE (2011)
www.ventanillas.org
Lazos Electronic Bulletin
43 TV screens in Consular Waiting Areas
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION…
[email protected]
www.ime.gob.mx
www.ventanillas.org
Twitter: @ime_sre
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