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Nominations are open for the 6th Annual US REALIZE Executive Cohort

February 9, 2024

The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) designed REALIZE Executive to create a dynamic network of skilled leaders committed to improving health now and for the benefit of future generations.

REALIZE Executive is a world-class leadership development experience custom-designed by international leadership experts and Health Foundation staff for top-level and emerging top-level management within the Paso del Norte region. The purpose of this leadership development experience is to…

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Bringing awareness to communities on the dangers of tobacco and vaping

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network, in partnership with the Unified Prevention Coalition of Doña Ana County, collaborated to form the Doña Ana Vaping Awareness Subcommittee in 2023.

The subcommittee identified five communities in Doña Ana County, including Anthony, Santa Teresa, Chaparral, Hatch, and Las Cruces, to provide outreach events to educate parents/caregivers and youth on the topic of youth vaping and connect families to resources to help youth quit using these highly addictive products.

In early February, the subcommittee joined the City of Las Cruces’s Youth…

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La Semilla Teacher Knowledge Exchange and Gardening

February 20, 2024

La Semilla’s Edible Education Team recently hosted their 2nd Teacher Knowledge Exchange at Crockett Elementary. Teachers learned how to cultivate a school garden with hands-on skills from planting to harvesting and classroom cooking.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation funds the Edible Education program that aims to provide gardening, nutrition, and cooking training to at least 1,500 students, teachers, and families in El Paso and Doña Ana County, New Mexico.

La Semilla Food Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Anthony, New Mexico, that fosters a healthy,…

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Supporting access to physical therapy for El Paso residents

February 20, 2024

To meet patient needs at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation provided $25,000 to support the conversion of La Fe’s Jose Roman Memorial Clinic (JRM Clinic) facility into a physical therapy clinic for older adult patients who require physical therapy as part of their recovery but are unable to afford treatment.

The investment in the clinic allowed for a more open treatment environment to accommodate more patients and physical therapy equipment. Patients will receive physical therapy treatments from the University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy…

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Information Session for nonprofit organizations in southern New Mexico

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation welcomes nonprofit organizations in Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties of southern New Mexico to an information session on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Come learn about the Health Foundation’s work in the region, our program team, and funding opportunities.

CLICK HERE to RSVP.

For more information about the Health Foundation, visit pdnhf.org.

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New staffer joins Health Foundation

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Kristina Sparkman to the team as an Accountant II. Kristina brings 14 years of nonprofit experience and over seven years in the accounting field. She will perform a variety of professional-level accounting duties, from payroll to budgets.

Kristina grew up in Houston, Texas, but is proud to call El Paso home. She holds a degree in accounting, business, and economics and is currently attending the University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and trying new foods in her free time. Her greatest motivation…

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Reach Resilience Awards Leadership grant for Children’s Mental Health

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to announce a $100,000 grant from Reach Resilience, an Endeavors Foundation initiative to emphasize the work of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium and partner organizations to improve access to mental health services for children and youth in the El Paso region.

Reach Resilience was established in 2021 to build on Endeavors’ long-standing commitment to…

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2024 REALIZE Board Training – Lunch and Learn Schedule

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with United Way of El Paso County, is pleased to announce the 2024 spring REALIZE Board training – Lunch and Learn series.

REALIZE Board provides a variety of workshops, training, and summits to ensure the success of nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s communities. The curriculum includes courses with 1-hour modules focused on understanding board member roles and responsibilities as well as nonprofit board structures and fundraising.

Sessions are in person and located at the United Way of El Paso Auditorium (100 N….

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Paws on the Paso del Norte Trail

February 20, 2024

Join us for a pawsitively fun day out on the Playa Drain Trail! Bring your friends, family, and most importantly, your furry best friends to “Paws on the Trail!” Whether you are looking to make new fur-iends or just enjoy an bark-tastic day out, this event is the perfect way to add some pep in your step and some wag to your tail.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: William W. Cowan Swimming Pool on the Playa Drain Trail, 8100 Independence Dr.

Grab your dog leashes and walking shoes for a journey filled with barks, laughs, and maybe even a…

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Attention local nonprofit organizations - Make your voices heard

January 23, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is administering a survey of nonprofits serving El Paso County. If you have not received a link via email and represent a nonprofit organization with a budget exceeding $25,000, kindly click the link below to request a copy of the survey. Your responses will help the PdNHF understand the makeup of nonprofits, including board and staff profiles, organization experiences and needs, financial profiles, and services offered. Your contributions will also improve an understanding of the nonprofit sector for others across the community….

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