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.
A message from the CEO on COVID-19
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is deeply committed to the health and safety of the residents of our region. We created the El Paso COVID-19 Information Hub and, in partnership with the Fundación Paso del Norte, the Juárez COVID-19 Information Hub, to help individuals and families navigate COVID-19, including important health, education and economic resources for parents, veterans, employers and employees. The websites are updated daily. Please share widely with colleagues, family and friends.
Additionally, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation is working with multiple community partners on six different COVID-19 Response Funds supporting a range of needs in our binational community from funds to support the purchase of PPE for first responders in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to funds supporting the most vulnerable including homeless, elderly and food insecure.
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.
The major goal of the Think.Change initiative is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Through this initiative, the Health Foundation will use a Collective Impact framework and research-informed constructs to reduce stigma. As an emerging initiative, community partners (i.e. Brain Trust, El Paso Community Behavioral Health Consortium and other regional partner groups). will work together to identify appropriate indicators to measure change toward the initiative’s goals and objectives.
May 18, 2020
The Paso del Norte Complete Count Committee has partnered with Rep. César Blanco’s office, NALEO, ELP County, the League of Women Voters and more to train local volunteers for a Census Phone Banking program. Volunteers will be trained to call El Pasoans in hard-to-count (HTC) communities and ask if they have completed the Census, answer questions, and schedule appointments with the US Census Bureau, as needed. The Phone Banking program will help reach El Pasoans who do not have smartphones, and will not be reached via the Text Message Program. Organizations and community members are…
From Our Team
Posted on May 18, 2020 by Bianca De León
While the world is currently focused on the global public health crisis being caused by COVID-19, just over a year ago we were facing a different lung concern, E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury, or EVALI. This disease, though very different from the coronavirus, did show the lungs vulnerability to vaping devices.
It remains a good time to talk with your kids about the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco or nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vape devices. As smokers may be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and…