April 25, 2017
In April, more than 500 participants joined the Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) to celebrate the 2nd annual HEAL Week. HEAL Week was established in 2016 to raise awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, and celebrate IHL partners dedicated to increasing healthy eating and active living in the Paso del Norte region. Four major events made up the 2017 HEAL Week including the HEAL Alliance Kick-Off, HEAL Celebrate Reception, HEAL U: Obesity Mini Course, …
April 25, 2017
The Health Foundation is excited to share an interactive mapping tool to help community organizations, schools and local leaders understand the availability of out of school programs for school aged youth in the Paso del Norte region.
Developed by the Health Foundation as part of the IGNITE Initiative, the maps illustrate of out of school programs along with census population data for youth ages 7-18 by in El Paso county and Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero counties in New Mexico. Data is also available by youth population ages 6-17 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
“We are working to locate are…
April 21, 2017
Because water is important in so many body functions, getting enough water is key in achieving optimal health.
- Water helps maintain blood volume, which maintains your energy
- Proper hydration improves your concentration and reaction time, especially during exercise
- Water increases the number of calories you burn during regular daily activities
- Water helps rid the body of excess sodium that can cause fluid retention
Help protect against a variety of ailments.
Studies show there may be links between high water consumption and a reduced risk of:
March 28, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit letters of intent (LOIs) under the Health Foundation’s Think.Change initiative. After LOI review, selected agencies will be invited to submit a full proposal. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte Region. Click here for grant guidelines including what PDNHF does not fund.
Deadlines & Schedule:
- Letters of Intent due to Foundation: April 28, 2017
March 27, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Melanie Anaya as the new Director of Accounting. Ms. Anaya is responsible for operation of financial and bookkeeping services. This includes preparation of financial analyses, income and expense reports, budgets, governmental reports and directing payroll. She also services as the liaison between the Health Foundation’s IT contractor and staff.
A native of El Paso, Melanie graduated from UTEP with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has over seven years of accounting experience. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with he…
March 27, 2017
Please join the Board and Staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in congratulating Ms. Sharon Butterworth, Health Foundation Board Vice Chair and Mental Health Advocate, on being the recipient of the Mental Health America of Texas - 2017 Texas Impact Award.
Sharon works tirelessly to eliminate the negative bias surrounding mental illness and to transform health systems in the State of Texas and within the Paso del Norte region. In addition to serving on the Foundation Board, Sharon also Chairs the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium’s Executive Committee, the Brain Trust, and …
March 27, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to share the stories of two teachers from El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) and a health promotora in Deming, New Mexico that are making an impact in the health and wellness of the people in the Paso del Norte region.
These programs are supported from the Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.
[Border Partners – Health Promotora ](http://borderpartners…
Working together to create an integrated health system to improve the health of Doña Ana County residents
March 27, 2017
The excitement in the voice of Jamie Michael, director of the Doña Ana County Health Human Services Department, is unmistakable as she talks about the work of the Doña Ana Wellness Institute.
Like other members of the Institute, Michael commits time after her regular work hours to the Institute’s mission to “create a community-centered, integrated health system to improve the health of Doña Ana County residents.” And like others, she doesn’t mind the extra work because she enjoys the collaboration and sees the value of the work she and her colleagues are doing.
“The work of…
March 21, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water to build a linear trail on the Playa Drain in south central El Paso.
The City of El Paso approved a Donation, Development and License Agreement authorizing the Health Foundation to design and construct a 3.4 linear trail on the Playa Drain from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School (map attached). The Playa Drain Trail will offer opportunities for recreation and physical activity (walking/biking) for use by residents throughout the region and as an alt…
February 24, 2017
Hillrise Elementary School is a short five- to eight-minute drive from the campus of New Mexico State University. Twice a week, female student athletes from the campus make the trek to Hillrise to work with 50 or so grade-school girls to improve their physical activity.
The program is called “Aggie Play,” and it’s creating buzz under the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) initiative.
“It’s not about being great, it’s about being active,” says Phillip Post, Ph.D., of New Mexico State’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance.
Post modeled …
June 21, 2017
A Healthy Paso del Norte 2016 was developed by the Coalition for a Healthy Paso del Norte to identify health priorities and establish objectives to improve health outcomes across the Paso del Norte region. It is an update to the 2012 Strategic Framework for Health, which was the first major effort in the region to d…