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JUNTOS Receives Pillars of Public Health Award

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 --
By: Lupe Gonzalez, Program Specialist
Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Bi-National Tuberculosis Project JUNTOS

The Bi-National Tuberculosis Project JUNTOS, for its long and successful trajectory of 22 years, has been recognized by many organizations. This year, on February 18, 2014, the Project JUNTOS received a prestigious local recognition “Pillars of Public Health” from the City of El Paso Department of Public Health for the outstanding support to public health for the El Paso community. The selection criterion for this prestigious award is the great level of commitment to the Health Department’s efforts to make a significant difference in the lives of the people of El Paso. Each person/group/entity nominated was measured for their commitment, contribution and ability to work together, innovation, inclusion, and flexibility.

FEMAP Foundation serves as the fiscal agent for the Bi-National Tuberculosis Program along the U.S.-Mexico Border which is implemented by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2014 grant is for the amount of $265,166 and it covers El Paso, Texas/Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua; Laredo, Texas/Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas and Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Texas/Piedras Negras, Cd. Acuña, Coahuila.