Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

Healthy Kids

The goal of the Healthy Kids Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out-of-school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal activity. Well-designed youth activities increase protective factors needed for youth to lead healthy and productive lives.

Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Sandra Day

Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
Conectando con ValorArte-Recargado Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $42,044.20
Formando adolescentes saludables en entornos positivos Centro de Asesoria y Promocion Juvenil, A.C. $149,050.00
Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences) Creative Kids, Inc. $97,872.50
Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes en Acción Organizacion Popular Independiente, A.C. $142,980.78
FEMAP en Conexión 2022 Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd. Juarez, A.C. $100,666.50
Kids Can -Youth Entrepreneur Program Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico $165,350.00
Unidos Prosperamos Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council $113,019.50
Socorro Youth in Culture (SY!C) Program City of Socorro $37,350.00
More Teens, More Often Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces, Inc. $89,482.60
Rodis Jr. Incubadora de Agentes de Cambio Patronato del Museo del Nino de Ciudad Juarez, A.C. $63,052.30
Opportunity Youth Action Network The University of Texas at El Paso $25,000.00
Healthy Kids Backbone Organization United Way of El Paso County $632,051.00
Socorro Youth !n Culture Program (SY!C) City of Socorro $54,962.43

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Diabetes and Foot Care

July 18, 2022

Foot and lower limb complications can be common in people with diabetes. Due to nerve damage and poor blood circulation in the legs and feet, individuals may not feel a foot injury or wound. If left untreated, an infection can occur and make it more difficult to heal.

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