PRO-ACTION

Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Starts Here

aka ProAction Emergency Services Institute   |   El Paso, TX   |  www.pro-action.org

Mission

To improve the health and safety of the residents of El Paso County, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Major programs include immunization, outreach activities, CPR, First Aid training, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Education, and Event Medical Stand-by.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are happy to serve.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Henry Brutus

Main address

PO Box 962505

El Paso, TX 79996 USA

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EIN

74-2748374

NTEE code info

(Public Health Program) (E70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Ensure children in our community are ready for school via immunizations. 2. Create a safe community through vaccination efforts. 3. Provide career opportunities through the EMT training program. 4. Make our community safer by placing EMTs at community events. 5. Train the community to respond to medical emergencies by offering community-wide CPR and First Aid classes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

IZEP is a vital healthcare resource for immunizations. IZEP serves all who do not have a traditional medical home or are otherwise unable to obtain timely vaccination. We operate three brick-&-mortar clinics (East, Downtown, and Lower Valley) housing immunization outreach teams that provide in-house services and canvass West Texas and Southern New Mexico. For over 25 years, IZEP has worked in partnership with the El Paso Department of Public Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services, various health advocacy groups & area school districts by coordinating immunization projects throughout the borderland, with a focus on children's health.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Institute is located on the Eastside of El Paso and offers EMS training as well as CPR. Faculty travels throughout the community for CPR classes on request. We are an authorized training center for the American Heart Association (AHA), National Safety Council (NSC), and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Emergency Medical Technicians provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
In addition, we provide Event Medical, EMS & First Aid medical standby support services to special events at venues throughout El Paso County and neighboring communities. We are a registered EMS First Responder Organization licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people
Emergency responders
Adults
Indigenous peoples
Economically disadvantaged people
Emergency responders
Health

Where we work

Accreditations

Texas Department of State Health Services 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status

Related Program

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status, Religious groups

Related Program

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of vaccines administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status

Related Program

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children with age-appropriate immunization levels at age two

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status

Related Program

Immunize El Paso (IZEP)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Sexual identity, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ProAction's goal is a safer El Paso County and the surrounding communities.

- Increase the number of EMT classes offered
- Augment the number of programs offered within the EMT program
- Identify new avenues and/or partners for CPR and First Aid offerings
- Promote programs and services
- Continue to work with the City and County of El Paso and ISDs to disseminate the importance of vaccination.

ProAction is a leader in the EMT and immunization industry locally. We are willing to invest in our infrastructure to become more effective and efficient.

In 2021, over 100 students will have graduated from the EMT program and passed their national registry exam. We feel we can have an even greater outcome.

Over 20,000 El Paso residents have been immunized.

El Paso has achieved over 70% full COVID-19 vaccination.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    El Paso County residents (adults and children) in need of immunization; Graduating high school students seeking career options in the healthcare field; Adults seeking CPR and First Aid.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The community has been asking for Advanced EMT classes. We will offer a few options in 2022.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Everyone is engaged and feels they have a voice.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 11/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Amanda Davis

EHN

Term: 2020 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/05/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/05/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.