Making a Healthy Difference.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s vision is to ensure that the people in our binational, tri-state region have the knowledge, resources, support and environment to live happy, healthy and productive lives. PDNHF is a supporting organization of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs
The Health Foundation seeks to improve health in five priority areas: Healthy Eating & Active Living; Tobacco & Alcohol Prevention; Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being; Healthy Kids; and Health Leadership. Learn more about our Health Priorities, Initiatives and Programs.
We serve 2.4 million people from three states across two countries - Luna, Doña Ana and Otero Counties of New Mexico, El Paso and Hudspeth Counties of Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Investing in Health
We have granted more than $187 million to 300+ organizations across the Borderplex and completed 2018 with $224.6 million in assets, up from $130 million in 1996, keeping administrative expenses below 1%.
PDN Health Data Center
PDN Health Data Center is a free, publicly available resource for population data and community health information for the Paso del Norte region.
Paso del Norte Trail
The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop and implement a master plan for a 60-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to develop a multi-use, recreational trail that will become a regional attraction that connects communities, celebrates El Paso’s history and culture, highlights the Rio Grande, promotes health and active living, and catalyzes economic development.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation contracted with Sites Southwest and…
PDN Community Foundation Update: $3 Million Gift to advance the future of health education at TTUHSC El Paso
June 12, 2019
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), along with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Rick and Ginger Francis, announced earlier this month a $3 million gift that will help drive the university toward a bright, impactful future.
Encouraged by TTUHSC El Paso’s success and driven by their passion to leave the community better for future generations, Rick and Ginger Francis have established the Ginger G. and L. Frederick Francis Foundation in the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.
Their extraordinarily generous philanthropy will…
From Our Team
Posted on June 7, 2019 by Jana Renner
We’ve all heard from experts, physicians, friends and family about the benefits of eating healthier and leading an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, if these aren’t habits you picked up at an early age, they can be harder to develop later in life.
But with the help of La Semilla Food Center’s Edible Education and La Cosecha programs, students and community members of all ages in southern New Mexico and El Paso are not only learning the benefits of gardening, they are getting hands-on experiences growing, cultivating, and cooking fruits and vegetables.
The Edible Education program is…