YPU program provides universal prevention services that promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for individuals, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making health choices. YPU strategies are designed to reach the entire population without regard to individual risk factors and are designed to reach a very large audience or population such as a community, school, or neighborhood.
YPU program provides evidence-based curriculum prevention education to elementary and middle school students; Disseminate information to provide awareness and knowledge of ATOD use, abuse, addictions, and/or HIV infection; Alcohol and other drug presentations for youth and adults; Alternative activities and tobacco alternative activities designed to encourage and foster bonding with peers, family and community; Problem identification and referral to ensure the participant and/or family member is provided with information and resources to access support services; Community-based process activities; and Environmental and social policy activities.
Primary population is youth ages 6-18 (1st – 12thgrades) from the general population, such as all students in a school. Secondary population includes the parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of the youth participants.
Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, and Zapata
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5510 N. Cage Blvd., Suite C
Pharr, TX 78577
Hidalgo and Cameron
Jackie D’Arrigo, YPU Team Lead
(956) 787 – 7111 ext. 285
Jim Hogg and Zapata
Marcella Huerta, YPUe Team Lead
HHSC Funded Grant