El Paso County Public Health and several partner agencies are inviting the community to “Smash the Pack” for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21 to encourage tobacco users to quit.
El Paso County Public Health’s Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership program is partnering…Continue
With more electronic entertainment options than ever before, it can be harder to get children up and moving. Setting limits on time spent with electronic devices is important. During the last 20 years, the number of children in the United States who are physically active has decreased while the number of…Continue
Parents and caregivers have plentiful options when choosing beverages for children. One choice can make a big difference in your family’s health – rethink your drink and choose water instead of juice or soda. Getting enough water every day is important for children’s health, and extra calories from sugar-sweetened beverages may lead to weight gain.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity nationwide has more than doubled in the past…Continue
Like using a seat belt or keeping a smoke detector, preparing for emergencies is another way to keep your family safe from the unexpected. It is important to build a kit of emergency supplies, make a plan for what you will do in an emergency, and be informed about what might happen.
By planning ahead you can understand how a disaster may affect you and take steps to minimize those effects. There are many resources to help individuals and families prepare for potential…Continue