El Paso, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Kimberly Leighton Wolboldt, MD, MPH – Interim Regional Medical Director
    • (915) 834-7766
  • Arthur Alvarado, MPH, RS — Deputy Regional Director
    • (915) 834-7766
  • City of El Paso Public Health:
    • (915) 212-0200
  • Robert Resendes – El Paso Public Health Department; Director
  • El Paso City Council:
    • District 1: Peter Svarzbein— 915-212-0001
    • District 2: Alexsandra Annello – 915-212-0002
    • District 3: Cassandra Hernandez— 915-212-0003
    • District 4: Dr. Sam Morgan —915-212-0004
    • District 5:  Isabel Salcido—915-212-0005
    • District 6: Claudia Ordaz Perez—915-212-0006
    • District 7: Henry Rivera—915-212-0007
    • District 8: Cissy Lizarrage—915-212-0008

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1,566 cases of cancer in men in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 443.0/per 100,000 (0.443%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (0.429%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 476 cases of prostate cancer in El Paso County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 132.0/per 100,000 (0.132%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 34 cases of testicular cancer in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.7/per 100,000 (0.0077%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Rio Grande Cancer Foundation: helps to reduce the human and economic effects of cancer on the citizens of El Paso County through financial support and development of effective programs for advocacy and education.
      • (915) 562-7660

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, El Paso County recorded a 183.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.183%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • El Paso Heart Center: a local provider of cardiac and vascular services in El Paso.
      • (915) 532-4542


Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • El Paso Diabetes Association: focuses to increase awareness and education about unmanaged diabetes.
      • (915) 532-6280

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,924 men in Texas committed suicide. (Population: 10,930,317)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.90/per 100,000 (0.269%)
  • Resources:
    • El Paso County Public Health Teen Suicide Prevention— El Paso Public Health has a teen suicide prevention program.
      • Meghan Haynes – Teen Suicide Prevention Planner
      • (719) 578-3130

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 33.9% of men in Texas were obese.
  • “Texas has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (33.0%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • El Paso County Public Health Healthy Eating Active Living— El Paso Public Health has a healthy eating active living program. Program includes education and outreach to El Paso County residents, training and healthy eating and active living initiatives for child care providers and support and collaboration on healthy eating.
    • YMCA of El Paso:
      • (915) 532-9622

*state statistics