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.
Program Lead: Bianca De León
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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…