Playa Drain Trail Construction Update
A 3.4-mile trail will be constructed along the Playa Drain from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School.
For more information on the construction update, click here.
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 $141 million in the mission of the Foundation and granted to more than 300 organizations across the Borderplex.
Playa Drain Trail Project
To keep El Pasoans safe and active, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is partnering with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water to build a linear trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The planned Playa Drain Trail will run parallel to loop 375/border highway on the banks of a former irrigation ditch.
The 3.4 mile trail will offer opportunity for recreation and physical activity (walking/biking) for use by residents throughout the region and as an alternative to driving for n…
February 19, 2018
The Health Foundation and the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium congratulate the Consortium partners who submitted a proposal to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Senate Bill 292 (SB292) request for applications. On January 22nd HHSC announced that the submitted proposal was among those selected from across the state to receive funding.
The City of El Paso, the County of El Paso and Emergence Health Network are leveraging recently approved local resource allocations for development of a crisis intervention response team (CIRT) in El Paso County. Senate Bill 292 wa…
Posted on February 5, 2018 by Michael Kelly
It is well into the new year and while some people have kept their New Year’s resolutions, others have not. If you are one who has set (and kept) a resolution to be healthier, congratulations; if not, don’t feel too bad. Changing the way one eats, exercises, consumes alcohol, smokes, sleeps or engages in any number of health behaviors is complex.
If just knowing the benefits of exercise would cause people to be active, then we would all exercise; if knowing that smoking was harmful, we would stop smoking. But, this is not the case. While information is helpful and frequently necess…