2015 PdNHF Annual Report Survey

July 20, 2016

Annual reports are significant investments for many organizations and a key communication vehicle. Technology has transformed the process, dissemination and cost associated with producing the traditional annual report. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has responded to this trend by featuring the 2015 annual report online to share the IMPACT the Health Foundation made over the past year.

We are interested in your feedback on this new approach and would like you to take a short four-question survey.

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Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices closed

June 30, 2016

In observance of the Fourth of July, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, July 5.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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PdN HIE achieves highest level of data security accreditation

June 30, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange, PDN HIE, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA). Texas HIE Accreditation ensures HIEs within Texas are inter-operable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure and proper exchange of health information in accordance with established laws and public policy.

“Protecting the privacy and security of patient data is a…

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CEO reflects on first six months at PdNHF

June 27, 2016

I had the distinct honor of being named the CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) and our affiliated foundations just six months ago. As you can imagine, it’s been a busy transition. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte and to so many in our community for your support.

In this short time, the business of the Health Foundation has continued full steam. We held our annual meeting in May; welcomed new board officers and board members; continued…

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Calling all nonprofits: Join give EP -- El Paso’s first giving day!

June 24, 2016

A consortium of foundations, nonprofit organizations and community leaders are thrilled to announce the launch of El Paso’s first Giving Day, give-EP – a 24-hour online, charitable giving drive designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region to support causes in the community where we live, work and play.

El Paso is joining a nationwide trend in promoting local philanthropy through a community Giving Day. The inaugural give-EP will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The initiative’s goals are to promote philanthropy in the community, attract new and younger…

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FYI and Las Cruces Pride celebrate a Smoke Free environment

June 24, 2016

The 2016 Las Cruces Pride celebration held on June 22 marked its third straight year as a smoke-free event thanks to the work of Families and Youth, Inc. and A Smoke Free Paso del Norte.

Families and Youth, Inc. (FYI) has been providing tobacco prevention and education in Doña Ana County since 1995, and one of its biggest victories came in 2014 when it convinced Las Cruces Pride celebration organizers to make the entire event tobacco-free.

The gay pride celebration had provided some smoke-free areas at the annual event since 2010, but that wasn’t good enough for Javier Garcia, lead…

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Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living seeks a Communications Coordinator

June 23, 2016

The Paso del Norte Institute for Health Living is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator. This person will manage media relations, organizational presence on the web and through social media, and participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communication plans and products.

For more information, visit

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Foundation awards new grants for a Smoke Free Community

June 20, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling more than $666 thousand under the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Priority Area – A Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative.

The purpose of A Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative is to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region by reducing smoking. Top priorities include preventing the initiation of smoking in youth, making cessation programs widely available, and promoting smoke-free environments. Program partners work on a range of prevention strategies including advocating for smoke and…

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Health Foundation releases 2015 Annual Report

June 6, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation Board and Staff are pleased to release the 2015 Annual Report for the Health Foundation and affiliated Foundations, Paso del Norte Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar.

A snapshot of the 2015 Annual Report is available by clicking on the link.

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Effective Performance Management Training - REALIZE Leadership

June 6, 2016

Graduates from the REALIZE Leadership program participated in a hands-on practical session assessing their current performance management systems against best practices. The session provided insight and information in building an action plan for developing a Performance Management Strategy and System.

The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health.

To learn more about the REALIZE Leadership program, [click…

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