Awarded Grants

Promoting Active Living Through Behavior Change

To provide technical assistance and recommendations for a physical activity campaign in El Paso, Texas.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $44,087.00

Project Start Date: April 1, 2022

Project End Date: August 31, 2023


The Regents of New Mexico State University

Contact: Ms. Alisha A. Giron

Phone: (575) 646-1590

Program Lead

Jana Renner

Phone: 915-218-2616

PDNHF Initiative: Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

View Strategy Brief (English)

View Strategy Brief (Español)

Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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