January 6, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Lisa Saenz as Chair and Charles de Wetter as Vice-Chair for the 2021 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Ms. Saenz has served on the board since 2015, serving as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Finance, Audit and IT Committee. Ms. Saenz is Executive Vice President-CFO for WestStar Bank. Mr. de Wetter joined the board in 2015. He served as the Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. de Wetter is a broker for Coldwell Banker Legacy.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation also welcomed Amy Marcus, community advocate,…
January 4, 2021
Since March, the El Paso community has learned to adapt and continues to do so in the face of the obstacles COVID-19 has placed in front of us. With all the uncertainty that 2020 offered, it is imperative in the new year, now more than ever, to stay healthy during the pandemic. Getting all recommended vaccines, including the flu vaccine, is one way to remain vigilant.
“Flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms share some similarities. If you have received a flu vaccine, that may help to eliminate one concern when you start feeling ill,” said Dr. Alison Days of Healthy Days…
December 15, 2020
The offices of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1 in observance of the December Holidays and New Year. We will reopen on Monday, January 4.
Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season!
December 14, 2020
In late 2019, the City of Alamogordo and the Otero County Health Council, with support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, set out to improve the Alamogordo area mental health system of care by implementing a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) project. This large-scale coordinated effort required partnerships with healthcare system, crisis response providers and peer recovery specialists in the City of Alamogordo and within Otero County.
Alamogordo’s MCRT project works to reduce unnecessary law enforcement involvement when calls are made to 9-1-1, the New Mexico Crisis and Access…
December 14, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is pleased to invite proposals for Community Outreach Worker (promotora outreach) programs designed to address the dynamic COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Foundation has a 25-year history of thought leadership, collaboration and grantmaking to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region. As modern lifestyle chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are leading causes death and disability, the Health Foundation’s focus over this time has been on lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, exercise,…
December 10, 2020
By Dr. Robert Kirken, Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso
It’s been nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic took over our daily lives. From working and schooling at home, to social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing masks – we’ve heard from numerous health officials, the media and public servants what we should be doing.
“What we need now is for every single person in our community to step up, be a leader and model those good behaviors that can help reduce the risk of spreading this deadly disease,” says El Paso County Commissioner David…
December 9, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is thankful to Steve Hamblin, CEO of JAG Apparel, for the donation of 20,000 hand-washable Flexmasks. The masks will be distributed by promotoras to those most in need in the County of El Paso. This effort is part of the El Paso United COVID-19 Transition Task Force working to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other challenges during this unprecedented time.
For more information, visit www.reducetherisk915.org.
December 8, 2020
In El Paso, family is everything. Many El Pasoans have been doing everything they can to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to their family, friends and neighbors by social distancing, wearing masks when out in public or simply by staying home.
But we should also be mindful of reducing the risk within the very place we may feel the most safe – our own homes. The average household in El Paso County includes more people than the average household nationally. Living with our extended families – our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles – is one of the many things…
November 23, 2020
The offices of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30.
Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
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 of individuals, families, corporations, foundations, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations for your partnership and support of our family of foundations in 2020. Stronger together, we rose to meet the challenges of this year and continue our work to improve health,…
May 24, 2022
It is heartbreaking to hear that yet another tragedy has occurred in our country and this time less than 500 miles from El Paso.
As we grieve and reflect, memories from our community’s experiences can create the need for assistance. Below are local resources that you can turn to for help.
- Emergence Health…