Public Health

Education and Promotion

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:

Tobacco Prevention

Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation

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Tobacco Exposed

El Paso Clean Air Ordinance

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 preventing relapse. 

Eat Well! El Paso

Funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation

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

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

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

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation:

Eat Well! El Paso:

TX Healthy Communities: