Health Foundation awards $3 million grant to expand diabetes education

May 21, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently announced a $3 million to support the expansion of the El Paso Center for Diabetes’ educational programs and services to meet the needs of the thousands of people in the community living with diabetes.

Nearly 15% of El Paso adults now have diabetes, outpacing the national average of 11.3%. Over the past five years, there has been a surge in the need for diabetes services.

“In 2018, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation made diabetes prevention and management a priority. With this leadership grant, the Health Foundation Board of Directors has invested over $8 million in diabetes programs, including the Now What Diabetes media campaign and resource website led by the El Paso Center for Diabetes with support from the Diabetes Alliance, a network of diabetes educators and physicians,” explained Michael Kelly, Ph.D., Vice President of Programs for PdNHF.

The El Paso Center for Diabetes recently broke ground on its new, state-of-the-art diabetes education facility, which is scheduled to open in Fall 2024. The facility will allow the Center to double the number of participants it currently serves with skilled and compassionate professionals, including registered dietitians, nutritionists, and health educators.

To learn more about the Health Foundation’s Diabetes Initiative, click here.

PDNHF Initiative: Diabetes

To develop, lead, and fund organizational and systems improvements, evidence-based programs, and awareness activities for diabetes prevention, early detection and management. This philosophy of work in diabetes provides educators, advocates, and those who are at risk or living with diabetes so that together we can promote change.

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Diabetes Literature Review
Diabetes Assessment Report
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Foundation Staff: Michael Kelly

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