Public Health

Texas Healthy Communities

The Texas Healthy Communities (TXHC) Program recognizes cities for having environmental, and policy infrastructure and practices in place that are public health priorities for reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and other chronic diseases. Cities involved in the program are assessed on nine priority community-based policy, systems, and environmental change indicators that are vital to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke. Based on this assessment, we decided to increase public awareness campaigns that address heart disease and stroke awareness.

On September 20, 2016, the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded the City of El Paso with the Bronze Recognition for Texas Healthy Communities.

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