Initiatives & Programs
The goals the Shift+ initiative are to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in all ages. Binge drinking is the most common form of excessive drinking and is defined as 5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women in one occasion. Youth and young adults are particularly vulnerable to the negative consequence of binge drinking, including sexual assaults, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, and unintentional injuries. Currently, partners in El Paso, Southern New Mexico, and Juárez are working within their communities to address environmental risk factors that contribute to underage and binge drinking through advocacy and policy change.
Program Lead: Enrique Mata
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February 19, 2018
The Health Foundation and the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium congratulate the Consortium partners who submitted a proposal to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Senate Bill 292 (SB292) request for applications. On January 22nd HHSC announced that the submitted proposal was among those select…