Celebrating 20 Years
Established in 1995 as one of the largest private foundation along the U.S.-Mexico border. We strive to promote health and prevent disease through leadership in health education, research and advocacy.
Focus is placed on communities living in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in far west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico, and in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Invested more than $141 million in the mission of the Foundation and granted to more than 300 organizations across the Borderplex.
El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC)
The U.S.-Mexico border region is dramatically underserved in the area of mental health, especially by doctoral-level care providers. A team of psychologists from UTEP and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center developed a doctoral internship that will help meet the need for mental health providers. Initial funding for the program is provided by Paso del Norte Health Foundation and The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. The program recruits nationally and trains a growing number of in...
April 18, 2016
Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) is always looking for innovative ways of changing the way P.E. classes are taught in the state of New Mexico. Through support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and its HEAL initiative, the school district is revising a traditional skills-based gym curriculum into one that blends movement and activities with nutrition and personal health.
The school district’s “Healthy and Fit” project is a three-year strategy that aims to develop a sustainable culture within LCPS around health and physical fitness that contributes to the development to the “whole ...
Posted on May 2, 2016 by Bianca Aguilar
I recently answered a frantic telephone call from a friend. Let’s call her Sara. She caught her 13 year old son looking at pornography on his iPad. Sara was calling me because she heard me talk about my work and the importance of talking with your kids. Instead of ignoring the situation, or getting mad about it, she wanted some guidance and advice on how to address this uncomfortable situation.
Since 2007, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has maintained a media campaign with a simple message: talk with your kids. Not to your kids, or at your kids, but with your kids. It’s part of the...