The year 2017 marked renewed strategies where we worked with more than 80 partners and grantees in each of our five priority areas to build partnerships and expand opportunities in program investments and policy changes to motivate healthy living.

Healthy Eating and Active Living – (HEAL)
  • Female college athletes from New Mexico State University work with school-age students at a nearby elementary school to stay active.Read more. →
  • The Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center helps families identify if a child is a picky eater or a problem feeder. Read more. →
  • Food for Every Child report shares information on increasing healthy food access in the Paso del Norte region. Read more. →
Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention
  • For more than 15 years, partners across national and international borders advocate for smoke-free ordinances and policies. Read more. →
  • A geographic information system (GIS) map is used as a visual representation of how alcohol outlet density and crime intersect. Read more. →
Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
  • Okay to Say is a movement to talk openly about mental illness and help people find the resources and treatment they need. Read more. →
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office train Detention Bureau staff in Mental Health First-Aid.
Healthy Kids
  • More than 800 kids are spending time after-school participating in activities and creative programs that are inspiring them to do things they didn’t think they were capable of doing. Read more. →
  • Interactive mapping tool to help community organizations, schools and local leaders understand the availability of out of school programs for school aged youth in the Paso del Norte region. Read more. →
  • 20 individuals participated in an intense nine-month experience, which transformed good leaders into “transformational leaders” for the benefit of the region’s health. Read more. →
  • A 60-mile trail that connects neighborhoods, provides a great recreation option, and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. Read more. →