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.

Strategic Plan

Underage Drinking in El Paso - A status report

Program Lead: Enrique Mata

Affiliated Grants

2018 SHP: Proyecto de Reducción del Consumo de alcohol y Tabaco en la Región de Cd. Juárez

2018 SH+: SBIRT to Reduce Interpersonal and Social Consequences of Binge Drinking in a Community Clinic Serving a Predominantly Indigent Population

2018 SHP: Shift-UP! Las Cruces

2018 SHP: PASOS 3 -- Screening and Brief Intervention in the Paso del Norte region

2018 PA 2: Smoke Free & Shift Positive Collaborative

2017 SH+: Alcohol Use Reduction and Awareness (AURA) Program

2017 SHIFT +:Reducción del Consumo de Alcohol en Ciudad Juárez

2017 SH+: Pasos 2 -- Screening and Brief Intervention in the Paso del Norte region

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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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