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FEMAP Foundation Receives Grants

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 -- FEMAP Foundation Receives Grants

The FEMAP Foundation received generous grants from Paso del Norte Health Foundation, The Hervey Foundation, Stern Foundation, the Texas Department of State Health Services Prevention & Preparedness Division and from Angela and Artemio De la Vega. “We are eternally grateful to these organizations and donors. They have been wonderful friends and supporters of FEMAP, says Anna Alemán, Executive Director.”

Programs that received funding are:
HEAL: Valoracion y Atencion Nutricional en el Ambito Escolar - 2013
Funding source: Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Amount: $80,000

Program Description: The first phase of the program was to evaluate the nutritional content of the food served in community kitchens in Cd. Juarez and to train food preparers on how to provide healthier meals without changing the existing menu. In the second phase, a nutritional intervention model will be developed with the information that was gathered during the first phase. The model will be implemented in community kitchens and school in 10 Colonias.

Two Should Know: En Sexualidad tu Tienes la Palabra 2012 – 2014
Funding source: Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF)
Amount: $210.000

Program Description: The PdNHF’s Two Should Know Initiative is part of Goal 4: Healthy Family and Social Environment. For seven years, FEMAP has provided comprehensive sexual education to youths 12 to 18 years of age with the goal of preventing unintended pregnancies, violence and sexually transmitted diseases. Phase 1 of this program trained 200 youth health promoters. Phase 2 of the program will continue the training and education of 200 youth promoters in eight schools located in Cd. Juarez, Chih. In turn, the 200 youth promoters will educate 8,000 teens.

Capacity Building
Funding Source: Hervey Foundation
Amount: $10,000

Border Binational Tuberculosis Projects
Funding source: Texas Department of State Health Services Prevention & Preparedness Division
Total Budget Amount: $248,608

Program Description: In March 1990, a grant proposal was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention by the El Paso City-County Health Department supported by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to establish a binational tuberculosis control program in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. The purpose was to increase prevention and control efforts in the urban area of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. CDC awarded project funding to hire additional personnel, improve laboratory services, develop a binational TB registry and create educational materials for Ciudad Juarez. Program activities, including tuberculosis screening, treatment, case management, follow-up and prevention education were to be performed by staff at the local Ciudad Juarez health center of the Department of Public Health in Ciudad Juarez.

The programs take place in Cd. Juarez/El Paso, Reynosa/Matamoros, and Del Rio/Eagle Pass.

Improving Women's Health Through Education and Access to Early Screening and Treatment of Cervical and Uterine Cancer.
Funding source: Stern Foundation
Total Budget Amount: $5,000

Program Description: This program ensures that marginalized and poor women have access to early screening and treatment of cervical and uterine cancer and prevention education. Funds will be used to purchase supplies needed to continue providing service. The mobile colposcopy clinic provides 300 cervical and uterine exams throughout Cd. Juarez neighborhoods and if the diagnosis is abnormal, the woman will immediately undergo electrosurgery or cryosurgery on site. This will most definitely help us save many lives because we can provide treatment instantaneously.

The Stern Foundation’s funds will pay for a mobile colposcopy unit for this program.

ValorArte Para Niñas y Niños
Donors: Angela and Artemio De la Vega
Total Budget Amount: $25,000

Program Description: ValorArte Para Niñas y Niños is a dance-based educational program in elementary schools in deprived areas of Cd. Juárez. The program not only provides exercise through dance but it is structured to build intellectual, expression and cultural skills in children. The program received technical assistance from National Dance Institute of New York (NDI) through Mr. Jacques d´Amboise, creator and main promoter of the NDI technique and the KidsExcel program in El Paso. Currently, the program is implemented in six schools and reaches 604 nine-year-olds through 160 dance sessions.