From Our Team
Posted on November 30, 2020 by Michael Kelly
This holiday season will be like none other El Paso County has ever experienced. Many of us miss friends and families. The holidays present a tempting and traditional opportunity to gather, make new memories, and celebrate. This year, it’s not advised to gather with friends or family who don’t live with you.
It’s tough. But we have to stay strong, healthy, and most importantly, unified for our vulnerable family members and friends.
Members of the El Paso United COVID-19 Transition Task Force recognize that El Paso’s healthcare workers are fighting laboriously on the frontlines of…
Posted on November 23, 2020 by Jana Renner
November is the beginning of the holiday season and that means not only a time for giving thanks and giving gifts, it’s also a time when we enjoy some of our favorite foods and desserts. And while many of us will be celebrating the holidays apart from our extended families this year, or perhaps alone, many will also be looking for those comfort foods to at least remind us of a time before COVID-19.
But, if you’re like many El Pasoans who suffer from diabetes, obesity or other health risks, you may feel like you are forced to choose between enjoying delicious holiday meals or sticking to…
Posted on October 9, 2020 by Enrique Mata
COVID-19 is challenging the region’s partners to unite, adapt, and maximize resources. The good news is that since 2014, El Paso County leaders, champions and advocates from all sectors, have been communicating, coordinating and collaborating to provide timely mental health and addiction treatment and support services for individuals and families in need.
On Oct. 14, members of the El Paso Behavioral Consortium will convene in a virtual environment for the 6th Annual Consortium Progress Summit. This public event will showcase the work being done to improve the mental health and…
Posted on September 21, 2020 by Guest Author
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and schooling remains virtual, it may seem as though “out-of-school” time is all the time.
Out-of-school (OST) time programs, such as before and after-school summer youth programs, are essential to the physical and emotional well-being of youth. The Borderland Out-Of-School Time (BOOST) Network is a hub for OST providers in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces region. The United Way of El Paso County, as BOOST’s backbone organization, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation support the network’s mission to create opportunities and increase the quality and…
Posted on August 13, 2020 by Jana Renner
Now more than ever it’s important to work together to create opportunities for our community and help change the lives of our neighbors. That idea is the driving force behind one of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grantees, Border Partners, and it’s an idea that is closely tied to the Health Foundation’s goals.
Border Partners is now in its sixth year as a HEAL grantee. The nonprofit works to deliver programs to residents of the small border colonia of Puerto Palomas, Mexico, which suffers from the many effects of poverty, including poor diet…
Posted on July 16, 2020 by Michael Kelly
We know that staying home as much as possible, social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a mask if you must leave the house can significantly reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19. Now, a group of Texas epidemiologists is also hoping that technology and data can be used to help control the current surge of COVID-19 cases and potentially get ahead of the next one.
Doctors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have joined a worldwide study aiming to predict and prevent new COVID-19 outbreaks and surges using an app developed as part of the…
Posted on June 16, 2020 by Enrique Mata
Like most everyone in the region, my family is practicing social distancing. On the bright side, COVID-19 has opened new opportunities to share time with my wife and kids.
We recently took time to watch the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a story about how Fred Rogers made an impact in the world with simple actions that promoted love, caring and kindness to help people cope with adversity and difficult life events. The movie reminded me of my childhood and some good times (embedded within tough times), when watching an episode of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” gave me a…
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…
Posted on April 14, 2020 by Tracy J. Yellen
In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every facet of daily life in the Paso del Norte Region. Unchanged, however, is Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s mission to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs, and policies that promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.
That’s why the Health Foundation has created the EPCOVID19.org Information Hub and, in partnership with the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar, the JuarezCovid19.com Information Hub. The bilingual websites include…
Posted on March 17, 2020 by Michael Kelly
The dean of the UTEP School of Nursing, the Executive Director of the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and dozens of other leaders are transforming the Paso del Norte region.
And their professional transformations were spurred on with REALIZE Executive, the Paso del North Health Foundation’s world-class leadership experience created and tailored specifically to our region in order to inspire and train its top-level and emerging management professionals.
“We worked with coaches and the cohort on thinking – specifically strategic and visionary thinking with a global view,”…
October 19, 2021
Congratulations to Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, on being selected to the El Paso Chamber Leadership El Paso Class 43.
Ms. Renner will join a selective group of professionals on learning about the major sectors, organizations, businesses, and programs operating in…