December 10, 2018
Community advocates recently gathered for an appreciation luncheon hosted by A Smoke Free Paso del Norte to celebrate the year’s accomplishments on tobacco control in the region.
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, works to engage partners across national and international borders to advocate for smoke-free ordinances and polices. This year’s luncheon honored four regional health leaders for their collective work in educating youth, implementing policy, innovating new evidence-based strategies and efforts to establish a smoke-free culture in the region. These individuals are the “Squad” of super heroes in tobacco control. The “Squad” – who included John Adams, Mary Morgan, Kristen Ortega and Rebecca Zima – were presented with the Chester L. Bryant Valor Award for their individual contributions within their health-related field to the implementation and support of tobacco free policies. The Chester L. Bryant Valor Award was created in 2014 to honor Chester Bryant, a strong champion of health and wellness who was involved in the first comprehensive clean air ordinance in Texas and adopted in El Paso. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for a significant contribution in reducing the negative impact of tobacco in the region. “It’s great to be among community advocates that are passionate about creating a smoke-free environment,” said Tracy J. Yellen, Paso del Norte Foundation CEO. “These advocates are working to make a difference for our children and future generations.” To learn more about A Smoke Free Paso del Norte or to get involved, click here or contact Enrique Mata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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