Media Center

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Media Center provides a variety of current and past public service announcements and television commercials developed in English and Spanish to promote health lifestyles in the region.

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Wellness Wednesday Q&A - Child & Adolescent Mental Health during COVID-19

Wellness Wednesday live Q&A on Wednesday, May 13 at noon. Paso del Norte Health Foundation Senior Program Officer Enrique Mata was joined by Texas Tech’s Dr. Sarah L. Martin, Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Martin and Enrique Mata shared information about the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) project and answered questions about child and adolescent anxiety.

Visit http://EPcovid19.org for resources and information. Call the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) hotline at 888-901-CPAN.

Wellness Wednesday Q&A - Healthy Eating & Active Living During COVID-19: Texas A&M

Wellness Wednesday live Q&A on Wednesday, May 20. Jana Renner, program officer for the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) initiative, was joined by HEAL grantee, Pema Garcia of Texas A&M to discuss More Counts/Mas Cuenta, a program which was created to provide promotora-led healthy eating classes and family physical activity opportunities to intergenerational families living in colonia communities of far east El Paso County and Hudspeth County.

They discuss community resources, needs and how you can help others who are in need during this global health crisis.

Visit EPcovid19.org for community resources and information to keep children active and engaged during COVID-19.

Visit the Texas A&M University Colonias Program - Western Rio Grande Region Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TAMUColonias…

Wellness Wednesday Q&A - EP MedCorps ready to help with COVID-19 response

Michael Kelly, the Health Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, was joined by nurses Jackie Vera, Jennifer Arreola and Emily Hartmann, Executive Director at PHIX (Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange).

PHIX is currently working to help recruit a volunteer workforce in response to COVID-19, EP MedCorps. EP MedCorps is a volunteer force of dedicated healthcare professionals who stand ready to support the El Paso community in the event of a healthcare crisis.

To learn more about EP MedCorps and become a volunteer, visit http://redcap.phixnetwork.org/redcap/….

Visit EPcovid19.org for resources and information.

Wellness Wednesday Q&A with Tracy Yellen and Michael Kelly

Health Foundation President Tracy Yellen and Michael Kelly, the Health Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, discuss the Health Foundation’s 25th anniversary, annual report, and a new LOI available for COVID-19 recovery efforts. To learn more, visit https://pdnhf.org/.

Wellness Wednesday FB Live - Child & Adolescent Mental Health during Covid-19

Wellness Wednesday live Q&A on Wednesday, May 13 at noon. Paso del Norte Health Foundation Senior Program Officer Enrique Mata was joined by Texas Tech’s Dr. Sarah L. Martin, Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Martin and Enrique Mata shared information about the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) project and answered questions about child and adolescent anxiety.

Visit http://EPcovid19.org for resources and information. Call the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) hotline at 888-901-CPAN.

Wellness Wednesday Q&A - Staying Smoke-Free During Covid-19

Wednesday live Q&A on Wednesday, May 6. Paso del Norte Health Foundation Program Officer Bianca De Leon was joined by Smoke Free Paso del Norte program manager Annette Torres to talk about staying smoke-free during COVID-19.

Visit smokefreepdn.org for resources and information to help you quit smoking, or call the QuitLine at (915) 534-QUIT.

Visit EPCOVID19.org for more resources and information to help you navigate the current health crisis.

Wellness Wednesday Q&A - Helping the Homeless During COVID 19

Wellness Wednesday live Q&A on Wednesday, April 29 at noon. Paso del Norte Health Foundation Vice President of Programs, Michael Kelly, and Blake Barrow, Director of the Rescue Mission of El Paso, discuss and answer your questions about the Health Foundation and the Rescue Mission’s response to the needs of El Paso’s homeless shelters during COVID-19.

The Health Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Rescue Mission of El Paso to purchase supplies for the production and distribution of hand-made masks for staff and volunteers of homeless shelters across El Paso County working on the front lines to serve the most vulnerable in our community.

Visit EPcovid19.org for resources, information and ways you can help To purchase masks contact the Rescue Mission of El Paso at (915) 532-2575.

Wellness Wednesday Q&A: Keeping Kids Connected during COVID-19

Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Bianca De León, Program Officer for the Healthy Kids initiative, was joined by Andrea Gates-Ingle, founder of Creative Kids on Wednesday, April 22 to answer questions and share resources for parents, guardians, and teachers looking to keep their kids engaged during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

For more resources to help kids stay connected, visit EPCOVID19.org, and click the “I’m a parent” tab.

Wear a cloth mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Do Your Part, Stay Apart!

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including the recommendation to wear a cloth mask in public. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

Are you washing your hands correctly to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including frequent handwashing using the correct technique. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

It depends on us! Do your part, stay apart!

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including the recommendation to avoid gatherings with friends and loved ones who live outside your household. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

Clean AND disinfect your home to help stop the spread of COVID-19

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including the cleaning AND disinfecting your home. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

Food is essential but so is social distancing. Take these steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing while grocery shopping. Do your part. Stay apart! Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

Travelers, it's not too late to isolate to help stop COVID-19

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing. Iconic El Paso broadcaster Estela Casas delivers this message to recent travelers: It’s not too late to isolate! Travelers should isolate for at least 15 days after returning home. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

Do your part, El Paso. Stay apart to help stop COVID-19

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, has created a series of PSAs to inform the public of how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing. Iconic El Paso folklorico dancer and educator Rosa Guerrero and her son deliver the message: Do your part. Stay apart. Visit http://EPStrong.org or dial 915-21-COVID for up-to-date information.

EPCOVID19.org website

The EPCOVID19.org website is a hub for important health, education and economic resources available to individuals, parents, students, veterans, employees, and employers.

Kelly Center for Hunger Relief - Fresh Start Program

The Fresh Start program provides members a variety of resources, including not only food, but support, goal setting, job counseling, nutrition and health classes, computer skills, financial literacy, fitness classes programs like Zumba and more.

Happy Holidays 2019

We wish you happy holidays and continued health and happiness in the New Year. From our boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar.

TECHO Community - Positive Parental Program

TECHO works to implement the Triple P evidence-based positive parenting program in 10 at risk neighborhoods in Ciudad Juárez, Chih., MX.

This video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Helping to identify children who are picky eater or problem feeder.

The Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center’s “Off to a Good Start” program is the first in the El Paso area to support children from 12 months to five-years of age who are often malnourished due to their inability to accept or learn nutritious eating habits.

Playa Drain Trail Opening 2018

The Playa Drain Trail is 3.4 miles from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park in the Lower Valley. The trail features several amenities and was made possible with support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, City of El Paso and El Paso Water.

Our Promise

The Health Foundation is investing in health today with a promise of a healthy tomorrow.

United For The Region

The Health Foundation has established a family of foundations that collaborate to improve health and quality of life through leadership, grant making and leveraging philanthropy.

The Science of Change

The region’s health needs are complex. The Health Foundation works with multiple stakeholders and grantees to support evidence-based solutions.

Playa Drain Trail: a benefit for residents to stay active

Charles Ortiz, a neighborhood resident to the trail, shares how the trail has provided him a safe environment to walk and improved his health. The trail has also been a great welcome to the community.

Improve the health and quality of life for people in Ciudad Juárez

The Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar is a Mexican Asociación Civil (A.C.) established in 2015 by the Health Foundation to lead and promote partnerships and initiatives to improve health and quality of life for people in the Ciudad Juárez, MX region.

Improve mental illness in the region

NAMI El Paso provides education and support for those struggling with mental health conditions and their families. Through the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative, NAMI El Paso continues to make great progress in reducing the negative bias associated with mental health.

Collaboration is in our DNA

Collaborating with our partners to improve the health of the region. Grantee Testimonials from La Semilla Food Center, Las Cruces, NM with the HEAL Initiative and University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX with A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative.

Building an Exercise Toolbox for Patients or Clients with Obesity

A four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities.


IGNITE Initiative

To view videos of all IGNITE grantees, click here.

Health Foundation Iniciativa IGNITE

The IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out of school hours.

Providing a safe & positive environment for teens in Las Cruces, NM

Boys & Girls Club (B&GC) of Las Cruces provides teens with a safe place and positive activity every week through their Teen Night. With funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s IGNITE Initiative, the B&GC are engaging disconnected youth in out-of-school programs to help avoid them from using drugs, alcohol, or being involved in criminal activity.

News

Many THANKS!

November 23, 2020

THANKS - an expression of gratitude.

GRATITUDE - readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

KINDNESS - the quality of being friendly, considerate, and generous.

We are filled with thanks and gratitude for the kindness and generosity of our community. Thank you to thousands…

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Initiative Spotlight

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