Initiatives & Programs

A Smoke Free Paso del Norte

The goal of A Smoke Free Paso del Norte is to eliminate tobacco smoking in the region. The initiative’s coordinated and comprehensive approach includes preventing the initiation of smoking among youth, promoting quitting among adults and young people, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among population groups. Tobacco smoking is associated with a range of diseases that affect every organ of the body and is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Program partners work on a range of prevention strategies including advocating for smoke- and tobacco-free organizational and municipal policies, monitoring the sales of tobacco products to minors, and educating youth about the risks of smoking.

Smoke Free Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2018 SFI: Tobacco Exposed


2018 PA 2: Smoke Free & Shift Positive Collaborative

2015 SFI: The Collective Impact of Tobacco Control

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The PDN Community Foundation helping children and their families in the community with the El Paso Child Mental Health Fund

April 25, 2019

One out of every five children will need or be required to obtain mental health services throughout their teenage years. The El Paso Child Guidance Center helps provide these services from ADHD conditions to more complex issues such as trauma.

The El Paso Child Mental Health Fund was established by Dr. Osvaldo Ga…

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