Public Health

Education & Promotion

Health Education Program

The Health Education Program provides 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

(915) 212-6600

Mission Statement

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

Administrative Offices

Location and Phone
5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 212-6600
Fax 915-212-0180


Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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 menu.

See Program Information

Download the EWEP Toolkit

Contact Eat Well! El Paso
(915) 212-6592

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, after-school clubs, etc.)
  • Parent presentations on how to talk to kids about not using tobacco products

Visit Tabacco Exposed Website

Fresh-Start Tobacco Cessation Program

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 prevent relapse.

Contact Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
(915) 212-6643
(915) 212-6602


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

Contact Texas Healthy Communities
(915) 212-6592