February 6, 2015
In celebration of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s 20th Anniversary, the archive vault has been opened to share several past initiatives and funded programs developed to address the work of the Foundation and the partnerships created to improve the health of the region.
Enabling families and community organization to address preventable health issues, the Foundation focused on modifying behaviors to bring about healthy lifestyles. In 1997, the first two initiatives created to address these concerns were Healthy Paso del Norte and Coordinated Approach to Child Health or CATCH.
Healthy Paso del Norte $2.5 million for 3 years
Nine communities were selected to form a Community Health Council. The Council connected residents with organizations and institutes in their community and enable them to set their own health and development priorities and implement action plans that addressed their needs. The nine communities were: Canutillo, Northeast, San Elizario, Socorro, South and South Central El Paso in Texas, Chaparral and Sunland Park in New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Coordinated Approach for Child Health (CATCH) $4.2 million for 7 years
CATCH was a school-based program designed to promote healthy eating habits and increase exercise levels in fourth, fifth and sixth graders. In partnership with Region 19 Education Service, CATCH was implemented in 80 elementary schools in twelve area school districts.
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