November 15, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded six grants totaling more than $867,000 under the Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Priority Area – Think.Change Initiative. The purpose of the Think.Change initiative is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Funded organizations are:
Doña Ana County Health & Human Services - $127,875.00
Nuestras Emociones - Our Emotional Health and Well-Being
To provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings, NAMI Family to Family (F2F) courses and the Nuestras Emociones Promotora program to promote a Think.Chang…
November 14, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded eight grants totaling more than $900,000 under the Healthy Relationship Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The goal of the IGNITE initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the region in high quality programs during out of school hours. The Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 7-18 who are not involved in out of school activities or participating in the labor market.
Funded organizations are:
Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council - $160,616.50
November 10, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) under the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Priority Area: Alcohol and Tobacco Control: A Smoke Free Paso del Norte. 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 to access the online Letter of Intent (LOI) and review grant guidelines…
November 3, 2016
Alcohol is the leading drug among El Paso young people, according to a new report from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Underage Drinking in El Paso - A status report was commissioned by the Foundation’s Shift+ initiative. The goals of the initiative are to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in the Paso del Norte region.
According to the report, more than 28% of 9th graders reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. About 17% reported binge drinking, or having 5 or more drinks in a row on one occasion. Among those youth who reported binge drinking, more than half said they had ridden with a driver w…
October 31, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has a position open for an Operations Support Assistant. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, associate degree in Business Administration preferred, and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an administrative assistant.
This individual will report to the Director of Operations and assist and provide administrative and general clerical support to the organization. Click on link to review job description. Operations Support Assistant Job Description
The closing date for applications is Friday, November 11. Interested individuals should submit resume and …
October 26, 2016
So far 15 mom-and-pop stores in Ciudad Juárez have signed on to be “Responsible Merchants” as part of an effort by FECHAC and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Shift+ initiative to stem underage and binge drinking along the border.
Agreeing to be “Responsible Merchants” means the neighborhood stores will:
- Check IDs for underage drinkers.
- Sell alcohol only during legal sales hours.
- Display a Responsible Merchant Poster & Youth Education Ad.
- Separate alcohol and non-alcohol products.
- Separate alcohol advertising from candy or youth-oriented items.
October 25, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s board of directors is pleased to announce a $6 million grant to support the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSODM).
The Health Foundation will contribute $6 million over six years. Funding will support the start-up phase of the school with opportunity to leverage State funding.
“We are excited to be part of a leadership opportunity to bring a dental school to the region,” said Jose Prieto Jr., M.D., board chair of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. “Poor dental c…
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 support to YISD to expand the CATCH program to 11,000 students and 23 schools in Phase 2. The YISD CATCH Phase 2 training o…
October 20, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1.2 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.
Funded organizations are:
Border Partners - $62,700.00 Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Border Region of Luna County, New Mexico and Palomas, Chihuahua To offer promotora-led nutrition classes, home gardening instruction, and lead community efforts to update recreational facili…
October 19, 2016
On Monday, October 17, El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and Commissioners approved a policy that protects all those using County property and facilities from exposure to secondhand smoke. County Commissioner Carlos Leon along with the County’s Human Resources Department introduced a policy that would prohibit the use of tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipe tobacco, and electronic cigarettes.
The policy would go into effect on January 1, 2017, and prohibit the use of tobacco on all enclosed property, open space within or between enclosed facilit…
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…