September 14, 2016
La Semilla Food Center and its Edible Education program speak directly to the impact the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative is having along the Las Cruces corridor.
That’s why La Semilla and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation have partnered to expand the popular Edible Education to up to eight schools in the Las Cruces and Gadsden school districts during the 2016-17 academic year.
“The goal of our Edible Education curriculum is to influence the preferences, attitudes, and eating behaviors of students in favor of healthier foods and enjo…
September 8, 2016
An El Paso life expectancy map shows that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life vary dramatically by neighborhood. Babies born in the Fort Bliss ZIP code of 79906 can expect to live 10 years longer than babies born in the ZIP code right next door, 79925, while the difference between Fort Bliss and Anthony (ZIP code 79821) is 13 years. The map is part of a series from the VCU Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. What can we do to #CloseHealthGaps across ZIP codes?
[For more information, click on this link.](http://www.societyhealth.vcu.edu/work/the-…
August 31, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Have a safe and healthy holiday.
July 25, 2016
There is an important transformation taking place in Ciudad Juárez around a subject many adults have difficulty addressing with their adolescent children – how to lead healthy sexual lives.
“Sexuality, as a fundamental component of development, requires that education on this topic be a key task for the construction of a healthy society,” the FEMAP Foundation states in advocating for its “En Sexualidad, Tu Tienes la Palabra/With Sexuality, You Have a Voice” program.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF), through the Two Should Know initiative, continues to make an investment in…
July 22, 2016
The Paso del Norte Foundation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Anna Alemán as the new Executive Director for the Paso del Norte Foundation (PDNF), a public charity established in 2013 by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the resources available to improve well-being in the Paso del Norte region.
Alemán comes to PDNF with extensive experience in the binational nonprofit and philanthropic area. She previously served for 11 years as the Executive Director of the FEMAP Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to support the health, preventive health, micro-…
July 20, 2016
Annual reports are significant investments for many organizations and a key communication vehicle. Technology has transformed the process, dissemination and cost associated with producing the traditional annual report. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has responded to this trend by featuring the 2015 annual report online to share the IMPACT the Health Foundation made over the past year.
We are interested in your feedback on this new approach and would like you to take a short four-question survey.
June 30, 2016
In observance of the Fourth of July, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, July 5.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a safe and healthy weekend.
June 30, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange, PDN HIE, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA). Texas HIE Accreditation ensures HIEs within Texas are inter-operable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure and proper exchange of health information in accordance with established laws and public policy.
“Protecting the privacy and security of patient data is a t…
June 27, 2016
I had the distinct honor of being named the CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) and our affiliated foundations just six months ago. As you can imagine, it’s been a busy transition. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte and to so many in our community for your support.
In this short time, the business of the Health Foundation has continued full steam. We held our annual meeting in May; welcomed new board officers and board members; continued grant…
June 24, 2016
The 2016 Las Cruces Pride celebration held on June 22 marked its third straight year as a smoke-free event thanks to the work of Families and Youth, Inc. and A Smoke Free Paso del Norte.
Families and Youth, Inc. (FYI) has been providing tobacco prevention and education in Doña Ana County since 1995, and one of its biggest victories came in 2014 when it convinced Las Cruces Pride celebration organizers to make the entire event tobacco-free.
The gay pride celebration had provided some smoke-free areas at the annual event since 2010, but that wasn’t good enough for Javier Garcia, lead pr…
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…