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: Enrique Mata

Affiliated Grants

2018 SFI: Tobacco Exposed

2018 SFI: PROYECTO “VIDA SANA SIN HUMO”/”HEALTHY LIFE, NO SMOKE”

2018 SFI: GENERAL PURPOSE Building the Capacity of Local Communities to Respond to Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Texas

2015 SFI: The Collective Impact of Tobacco Control


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Providing support and funding opportunities to achieve good health

January 18, 2019

In 2018, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation invested nearly $10 million in grants/contracts designed to promote health and prevent disease in the region. Grants were awarded in the Health Foundation’s five priority areas: Healthy Eating Active Living, Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention, Mental Health and Emotional Wel…

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