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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

2017 SFI: Tobacco Exposed

2017 SFI: Empowering Promotoras to be Tobacco Control Specialists Year 2

2017 SFI: Youth Advocating for Policy EXecution (Youth APEX): Training youth to be health policy advocates

2016 SFI: Teens Against Tobacco Use: A Tobacco Prevention Curriculum and Advocacy Initiative

2015 SFI: The Collective Impact of Tobacco Control

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Health Foundation leaders among those inducted to the Women Hall of Fame

March 21, 2018

Nine outstanding women in the community were inducted into the 2018 El Paso Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame. These women were honored for the significant impact they have made in the El Paso community, either professionally or as a volunteer.

Special congratulations to Tracy Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Healt…

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