June 19, 2017
Learning and sharing experiences is what the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s program team is doing with other Foundations from around the country. This collaboration is part of The Roadmaps Collaborative Learning with support and funding managed by Active Living By Design and part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Members from the Path Foundation, Interact for Health and Danville Regional Foundation recently traveled to El Paso and visit sever…
June 16, 2017
Quitting smoking is not easy. Here is some helpful information for you or someone you know kick the habit.
- Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours.
- Do ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit.
- Do let the person know that it’s OK to talk to you whenever they need to hear encouraging words.
- Do help the quitter get what they need, such as hard candy to suck on, straws to chew on, and fresh veggies cut up and…
June 16, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Annual Report - Health Is Elemental.
As we enter our third decade as a leader in health promotion and disease prevention, we remain as committed as ever to ensuring that the residents living in far west Texas, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have the knowledge, resources and environment needed to live healthy lives.
We invite you to review the 2016 Report and discover the many ways that we are investing in health today with the promise of a healthy tomorrow.
June 7, 2017
The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) is pleased to announce the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to be implemented in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The RFP will advance the Goals and Objectives of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program. Border 2020’s mission is to protect the environment and public health along the U.S.-Mexico border.
For more information on Border 2020 , please visit https://www.epa.gov/border2020
All local and state governments, educational and research institutions, non-governmental organizations and Tribal nations ar…
June 6, 2017
A Social Host Ordinance targeting underage drinking parties went into effect June 6 in El Paso. Growing out of a city effort led by the Alcohol Impact Network to reduce alcohol problems in El Paso, the ordinance is the first in Texas to use “best practice” methods to discourage social hosts from providing alcohol to underage persons. The new ordinance enables law enforcement to impose a civil fine – like a traffic ticket – on the spot if called to break up an underage drinking party. Similar ordinances studied in communities across California were found to reduce the likelihood that underag…
June 6, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan for the IGNITE Initiative. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region. Click here for more information about grant guidelines.
Deadlines & Schedule:
- Letters of intent due to Foundation via the Foundation’s online application system: **June 16, …
June 5, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Sharon Butterworth as the new 2017-18 Board Chair. Ms. Butterworth has served on the board since 2013 and is a community advocate on mental health issues.
Hector Retta was appointed as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect. He has served on the board since 2014 and is Vice Chairman and CEO of Capital Bank.
The Health Foundation also elected three new members to the Board of Directors – Ernesto Avila with Capital Bank, Ed Escudero with High Desert Capital and Susan Melendez with Borderplex Alliance.
For a c…
June 1, 2017
How many times have you heard people say “Physical activity sweats off fat” or “I’m too busy to exercise”?
These are a few misconceptions that are accepted as fact by people who are attempting to incorporate physical activity into their daily lifestyles.
Below is a list of four common myths, as well as clarifications, which are common misconceptions in physical activity.
Area reduction is possible: Area reduction basically means that a person loses body fat in a particular area (e.g., the stomach). Unfortunately, this is not true! Remember, it is your body and your metabol…
May 26, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 24, 2017
Follow these 5 steps to protect yourself from the sun.
When exercising outdoors, make sure you SLIP on some light-colored clothing. If possible, try wearing some long-sleeved shirts.
During the middle of the day the sunrays are the strongest. SLOP on sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher. For those individuals that are under medication, make sure you check with your doctor or pharmacist to find what SPF is better for you; some medications can increase the skin sensitivity.
Protect your ears, neck and face: SLAP on a wide rim hat.
SLIDE on sunglasses to p…
November 17, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has released a new schedule for funding opportunities in 2018. Eligible organizations will have an opportunity to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) in the following areas:
Healthy Eating & Active Living – HEAL Initiative To make healthy eating and active living the easy choi…