Health Education & Promotion provides the El Paso Community with awareness, resources, and preventative services to encourage, develop, and sustain healthy lifestyles.


Services Offered to the Public

Health Education Program

Provide educational presentations to the public on the following topics:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Department of Public Health Overview of Services
  • Disease Prevention
  • Growth and Development for Boys
  • Eating Disorders
  • Nutrition (basic information tailored to your needs)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Playground Safety
  • Stress Management
  • Summer or Winter Survival



Funded by the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc.

Provide presentations for children and parents on the following topics:

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Nutrition (basic information or tailored to your needs)
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Alcohol/Drug Use Prevention


Tobacco Prevention

Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation


Tobacco Exposed

  • A curriculum that offers agencies that serve children of all ages a single lesson opportunity. Presentations for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade provided in out of school settings regarding the dangers of using tobacco products (afterschool programs, sports clubs, afterschool clubs, etc.)
  • Parent presentations on how to talk to kids about not using tobacco products

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A curriculum for adults wanting to quit smoking.  Classes consist of four lessons that help participants choose a quit date, learn about the benefits of quitting, deal with withdrawal, and preventing relapse.


Sexual Health Education for Adults

FOCUS El Paso Program

Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation

The Health Education and Promotion Division conducts the FOCUS El Paso Program in collaboration with local colleges and community agencies in El Paso to prevent unplanned pregnancies, births, and sexually transmitted diseases in young men and women 24 years of age and younger.

The FOCUS program consists of 3 consecutive classes that discuss:

  1. Alcohol use
  2. Contraception use and
  3. Sexually transmitted disease prevention

Eat Well! El Paso

Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation


  • Restaurant Initiative: work and recognize locally owned restaurants to create healthier children and adult menus
  • Online Nutrition Course: A free and convenient nutrition education course for parents, daycare providers, and any adult interested in improving children’s food options and nutrition
  • Nutrition Course: provide nutrition information to food service workers during food handler classes to educate them on making better food choices at work and home

Texas Healthy Communities 

Texas Healthy Communities (TXHC) is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services and developed by the Heart Disease & Stroke Program. TXHC recognizes cities for having environmental and policy infrastructure and practices in place that are public health priorities for reducing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.

The Healthy Community initiatives, as determined by the CDC, are designed to focus on: 

  1. promoting physical activity and nutrition 
  2. reducing tobacco use and exposure 
  3. building capacity to implement policy, system, environmental and organizational changes related to chronic disease risk factors 
  4. fostering improved access to care 
  5. reducing/eliminating health disparities 
  6. reducing complications and incidence of chronic diseases


Useful links:

Set Your Date-Smoking Cessation Program

American Heart Association-Healthy Living Website

American Heart Association-Heart Attack Warning Signs

Administrative Offices
5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone 915-212-6600
Fax 915-212-0180

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Mission Statement:

Provide education, advocacy, and training to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities for El Paso residents


Joy Leos

Health Education Program:

Children and Parent Health Education:


Tobacco Prevention and Cessation:


FOCUS El Paso:

Eat Well! El Paso:

TX Healthy Communities: