El Paso First Health Plans Launches Unprecedented Campaign to Provide 1,500 Backpacks


El Paso, TX:  El Paso First Health Plans will provide backpacks to 1,500 children in the area by hosting a series of Back-to-School Health Fairs throughout the El Paso region. The campaign was launched on July 16, 2016, with the first health fair where 400 backpacks were distributed to children in the Horizon area. The health fair took place at Mission Ridge Elementary School.

The Back-to-School Health Fairs are family-friendly events open to the public. Backpacks will be distributed on a first-come basis at each health fair. School supplies donated by Kool Smiles dental clinics will also be distributed at the events.

“At El Paso First Health Plans, we believe in giving back to our community through grassroots efforts that improve the lives and wellbeing of all El Pasoans,” stated Frank Dominguez, President & CEO of El Paso First Health Plans. “This year, we decided to go beyond our Annual Back-to-School Health Fair and take on an unprecedented effort to distribute backpacks in every corner of El Paso because we know that families in every area have needs. And, what better way to help than to provide them with backpacks for their children.”

The Back-to-School Health Fairs will offer information and resources by over 30 community agencies and free health screenings. Attendees will enjoy entertainment and a special appearance by Super Heroes.


El Paso First Back-to-School Health Fairs

Super Heroes Appearance at 9:30am

Lower Valley

Saturday, August 6 ● 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Presa Elementary School, 128 Presa Place, El Paso, TX 79907


Saturday, August 13 ● 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest Christian Center, 1345 New Harvest Place. El Paso, TX 79912


Saturday, August 20 ● 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Newman Elementary School, 10275 Alcan St. El Paso, TX 79924

For more information, contact El Paso First at 915-532-3778.

About: El Paso First Health Plans, Inc. is a non-profit, local health plan serving Medicaid and CHIP recipients. El Paso First Health Plans strives to be your trusted community health plan by providing access to quality healthcare.

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