2017 Annual Report - Building Layers of Wellness
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienstar worked together throughout 2017 for a shared vision: to ensure that the residents of our region have the knowledge, resources, environment and support to live healthy, happy and productive lives. We invite you to view our 2017 Annual Report and share in our journey to inspire and leverage philanthropy and improve health and quality of life in our binational, tri-state region.
View the report at 2017annualreport.pdnhf.org.
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 $164 million in the mission of the Foundation and granted to more than 300 organizations across the Borderplex.
The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte 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. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out of school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal ac…
July 16, 2018
For the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, 2017 was a year of building layers of wellness in areas of physical activity and increasing the medical workforce for the region. Our team and partners found the need for valuable resources in the areas related to safe alternatives for recreation and physical activity; increase the number of doctors, dentist, registered dietitians and pharmacist to the region and empower change to decrease the negative bias associated with mental illness and increase mental health services.
Let us show you the changes that are taking place as we continue to make…
Posted on July 2, 2018 by Guest Author
At a recent conference I attended, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shared that afterschool programs provided him with a foundation that guided him throughout his successful life. Dr. Adams also shared that his brother, who unfortunately didn’t have the same afterschool opportunities, is in prison less than 50 miles away from Dr. Adam’s D.C. office.
Across our region and nation, there are various types of afterschool programs available to youth year-round. Dr. Adams story demonstrates some of the benefits of participating in afterschool programs, but there are many more includin…