Paso del Norte Center at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Established by a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the Paso del Norte Center provides trusted policy and program guidance to cultivate collaboration and create lasting improvements so that mental health and emotional well-being services and support are available where and when they are needed.
Advancing mental health care systems in the Paso del Norte region
The Paso del Norte Center, a regional center of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, was established in July 2021 by a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to build upon the numerous improvements made to the region’s mental health care systems over the past decade.
The Center will collaborate with regional community leaders and other stakeholders to implement policy, program, and practice improvements and will share successes and learning experiences with other communities.
Where we’re starting & where we’re headed
The Paso del Norte Center’s focuses on El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, with plans to expand into Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero counties in Southern New Mexico; and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The PdN Center plays a lead role in providing technical support and promoting public awareness to further Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s mental health and emotional well-being initiatives, including Think. Change, the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium, and other regional consortia.
By cultivating collaboration and strengthening connections to state and national programs and other resources, the PDN Center is contributing to the long-term health and well-being of people in the Paso del Norte region.
If you would like to know more about the Paso del Norte Center, please contact:
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