Welcome! The U.S. Counties along the Mexico Border Initiative was established to provide support to communities to address behavioral health problems in the 24 contiguous counties along the U.S.-Mexico border. The impact of substance abuse prevention is more effective and likely when communities solve their own substance use/abuse and related problems by implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to identify risk and protective factors, assess needed resources, plan activities to address problems identified, implement culturally appropriate evidence-based programs, practices and policies, and evaluate for effectiveness. This initiative will train prevention providers, living and working in all venues within the Border area on the SPF in order to extend and enhance efforts to prevent and reduce behavioral and associated health issues across the U.S. Mexico Border Counties. The U.S. Counties along the Mexico Border Initiative is housed in El Paso, Texas and is dedicated to infusing the SPF within communities along the U.S. Mexico Border to strengthen their behavioral health systems and services.