Public Health

Education & Promotion

Health Education Program

The Health Education Program provides educational presentations to the community on the following topics:

  • Department of Public Health Overview of Services 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Chronic Disease Prevention, including Diabetes Prevention
  • Growth and Development 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Nutrition (basic information tailored to your needs) 
  • Personal Hygiene 
  • Playground Safety 
  • Stress Management 
  • Summer or Winter Survival   
  • Youth Tobacco Cessation Program (coming in Summer 2023)
  • Health Equity

For any other presentation topic not listed, please contact our program.

If you are interested in our public health programs attending your health fair, please email the information to [email protected] 

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.


Be Well! El Paso

In partnership with the City’s Live Active El Paso initiative and other community partners, Be Well aims to help individuals and families live a balanced and holistic lifestyle. The Be Well Program believes in helping individuals and families feel energized and balanced. The way we help is by empowering and supporting individuals to work on simple habits that will make life easier. Our goal is to increase your wellness!

Learn More

Contact Be Well! El Paso

(915) 212-6600

Texas Healthy Communities

Texas Healthy Communities (TXHC) is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and was originally developed by the Heart Disease & Stroke Program. TXHC recognizes cities for having environmental, policy infrastructure, and evidenced-based practices in place that are public health priorities for reducing the burden of chronic disease in the State of Texas. 
The Texas Healthy Community Program focuses on eight different benchmarks that include:

  • Physical Activity areas and opportunities that are designated, safe, accessible, and promoted throughout the community.  
  • Healthy food options are accessible, affordable, and promoted to all members of the community.
  • Worksite wellness programs are in place for most employees. 
  • Efforts are made to improve indoor and outdoor air quality.
  • Healthcare sites in the community use quality improvement programs to support the prevention of chronic disease, improve maternity care, and improve access to affordable services for adults.
  • The community supports healthy aging and provides resources and services for adults. Reduce the incidence and increase awareness of mental health and substance use issues.
  • Provide access to training and information on emergency preparedness as it relates to chronic disease management.

Contact Texas Healthy Communities

(915) 212-6600

The Health Equity Program

Health Equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.

The purpose of the Health Equity Program is to expand the reach of the health department services to remote areas and identify diverse resources and community partnerships while increasing meaningful engagement within the community.

The Program's Public Health Patient Navigators assist with connecting people to community resources including:

  • Primary Care Providers 
  • Food 
  • Housing Assistance 
  • Utility Assistance 
  • Transportation
  • Social Services 
  • Department of Public Health Services

Additional services include:

A Mobile Medical Team that provides health screenings for the prevention of chronic health disease that negatively impacts the health and wellbeing of individuals such as the following:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and Obesity 

Contact Public Health Patient Navigators

(915) 212-7881
(915) 212-7875

Request for Patient Referral

[email protected]

Diabetes Prevention Program

A curriculum that offers education to adults in the community to delay and or prevent Type 2 Diabetes. 

The program encourages individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes by consuming healthy foods, being physically active, and maintaining weight.

The Diabetes Prevention Program has collaborated with the Diabetes Alliance which was created by the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation and the El Paso Center for Diabetes to raise awareness in our community.

Having prediabetes means that your blood glucose levels are above normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.


Services provided include

  • Risk- test Assessments
  • Referrals to Primary Care Physicians, Diabetes Prevention Programs & Diabetes Self- Management Education Presentations 
  • Community Outreach

Risk factors include

  • Being overweight.
  • 45 years of age or older.
  • Have a parent or sibling with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Physically active fewer than 3 times per week.
  • Gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 lbs.
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).

Contact Diabetes Prevention

(915) 212-6643
(915) 212-6592

Additional Resources

Diabetes Now What | El Paso
National Diabetes Prevention Program
ADA | Prediabetes What is it & What Can I Do?
ADA | Prediabetes: ¿Qués es y qué puedo hacer?

Race and Ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans. 

Could you be at risk?  And or if you think that you are at risk, please take the risk test below. 

Prediabetes Risk Test
Prueba de riesgo de prediabetes

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.
*As of 2013 this program is no longer active. However, our toolkit is available to the public at the link below.

See Program Information

*Download the EWEP Toolkit

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