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 Behavioral Health Consortium
The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium (Consortium) convened to examine the El Paso community behavioral health system in preparation for future service needs and funding trends. Its actions are informed by community leaders and available data including an El Paso County behavioral health system assessment conducted in 2014. Paso del Norte Health Foundation plays a key role as a neutral facilitator for the Consortium. The Consortium is committed to ongoing collaboration where all partners...
October 21, 2016
The CATCH Global Foundation is proud to announce significant results at 14 Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) elementary schools in El Paso, TX during Phase 1 implementation of the highly effective, evidence-based CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) program. The project is made possible through a generous grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ (BCBSTX) “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” initiative.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation provided additional support to YISD to expand the CATCH program to 11,000 students and 23 schools in Phase 2. The YISD CATCH Phase 2...
Posted on October 10, 2016 by Leah Whigham
Although economic times seem to have improved since the Great Recession, many people still struggle to make ends meet. One measure of this is food insecurity - limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
Nationally, food insecurity has come down in the past 2 years. Data from 2014 show food insecurity in the US at 15.4%. El Paso fared better at 11%. However, if we consider data from households with children, food insecurity rates in El Paso climb to 25.5%, well above the US rate of 20.9%. To think that more than 1 in 4 of the children living in our county does not ...