October 19, 2016
On Monday, October 17, El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and Commissioners approved a policy that protects all those using County property and facilities from exposure to secondhand smoke. County Commissioner Carlos Leon along with the County’s Human Resources Department introduced a policy that would prohibit the use of tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipe tobacco, and electronic cigarettes.
The policy would go into effect on January 1, 2017, and prohibit the use of tobacco on all enclosed property, open space within or between enclosed…
October 11, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Ruben Guerra as a new board member for the Health Foundation. Mr. Guerra is President and CEO of The Ruben E. Guerra Company, LLC. He is a registered investment advisor with over 29 years of investment experience.
For a complete list of board members, click here.
September 23, 2016
Families and care givers are making connections and learning that support and treatment options do exist to help loved ones with mental health conditions.
Through Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Think.Change initiative, one of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) signature programs is available in El Paso. The program known as Family-to-Family teaches concise, empathetic communication with a family member who has a mental health condition. Participants learn how the brain and medications work and learn how to be advocates for their loved one at different…
September 22, 2016
On September 3 and 4, the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar invited the Juárez community to participate in Juárez en Acción – a weekend of activities designed to promote gender equality, a peaceful environment, and healthy eating and active living in the municipality of Ciudad Juárez.
Individuals were asked to be part of Juárez en Acción by signing up on the Fundación website to participate in any physical activity to improve their health or the community. More than 40 activities were reported throughout the city, mobilizing more than 2,400 people.
September 20, 2016
Welcome to Janine Laskowski Gallinar in her new position as Deputy Director of Programs for the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL).
Ms. Gallinar comes to the IHL with extensive experience in program development and management. As Deputy Director of IHL, she will work with partners and community to lead applied healthy eating and active living program and policy initiatives in the Paso del Norte region.
Ms. Gallinar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and holds a BSW from Cabrini College and a MSW from Rutgers University.
The Paso del Norte Institute for…
September 19, 2016
On September 28, six women from El Paso will be recognized by El Paso Inc. as the 2016 Women of IMPACT. These women were selected for their dedication and significant impact they have made in the El Paso community.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is pleased to congratulate Judy Robison as one of the honorees. Judy is a passionate and hardworking volunteer in our region and beyond. She is a current member of the PdNHF board, where she chairs the Allocations Committee and co-chaired the PdNHF’s 20th Anniversary celebration. She is also the current chair of the Texas Cultural…
September 19, 2016
El Paso Giving Day, officially launched to the public on Wednesday, August 31. If you missed it, view the Facebook live feed click here. 132 El Paso nonprofits have signed up for this first day-of-giving in our community. Mark your calendar so you can donate to one (or several) of these charitable organizations on Giving Day.
Want to get involved in this inaugural effort to support the charitable organizations that give so much to the community where we live, work and play? Here are some ideas on how you can get involved in El Paso Giving…
September 14, 2016
Call it the power of partnerships. El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - El Paso Regional Campus (UT Health), and Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) are working together to educate youth about the dangers of tobacco.
Teens Against Tobacco Use is a collaboration that started in 2014-15 when Dr. Louis Brown, assistant professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science at UT Health, implemented the delivery of 160 anti-tobacco presentations by 60 students, reaching more than 2,500 students…
September 14, 2016
Can children in middle school learn to eat their fruits and vegetables? Students at Hillcrest Middle School, Rio Bravo Middle School, and Valley View Middle School were put to the test as part of a project coordinated by New Mexico State University, Ysleta Independent School District, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.
The goal to increase fruit and vegetable consumption was set using techniques originating from a classical learning theory that reinforces and rewards healthy behaviors through deployment of small monetary incentives and through health-related messages during the…
September 14, 2016
As students return to school in the fall, several will participate in a pilot program on teen dating violence prevention: Me and You Curriculum. At the request of the El Paso Independent School District, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation collaborated with Health Advocates, LLC to assist with the design and pilot testing of a regional dating violence prevention curriculum for middle and high school students.
Parents, school personnel, and students from local districts in Deming, NM, and El Paso, TX, participated in a needs assessment on dating violence prevention initiatives in their…