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The BOOST Network and after school programs

July 28, 2023

Looking for quality out-of-school time programs for your kids? For many parents, out-of-school time programs are vital to ensuring their children and youth are safe and engaged in positive activities during out-of-school hours. These programs develop engaged and healthy youth and, in return, help create healthy communities.

The BOOST Network is a hub for out-of-school time providers that work together to identify, explore, and create opportunities that increase the quality and effectiveness of afterschool programs for youth and families in the communities of west Texas, southern New…

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We Will Always Remember 8-3-2019

July 27, 2023

We will always remember our loved ones who were taken, who suffered physical injury, and who wear the invisible scars caused by psychological trauma. We will always remember our first responders and medical personnel who worked long hours and provided loving care. We will always remember the outpouring of support from our community, gathering, lighting candles, paying vigil, lifting each other up with acts of kindness, and making donations large and small, from near and far, to ensure the financial resources would be there, now and in the future.

FOREVER GRATEFUL. FOREVER UNITED….

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Our Line of Work – Grants and Finances

July 26, 2023

In 2022, the Health Foundation ended the year with $271.9 million in assets, up from $130 million in 1995, keeping administrative expenses less than 1 percent of foundation assets and bringing total grantmaking since inception to nearly $237 million.

The Health Foundation invested $13.7 million in grants and charitable expenses through 116 grants across three priority areas. Learn more about what the Health Foundation and our partners are doing to promote health and prevent disease by reviewing our 2022 annual report, click here.

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Let’s get connected!

July 26, 2023

Want to know more about what the Health Foundation and our partners are doing to improve the health of the region? Follow us on all our social media platforms and engage with a like, comment, or share.

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Health Foundation CEO Participates in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School

July 26, 2023

Paso del Norte Health Foundation CEO Tracy J. Yellen recently completed the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School. The intensive, week-long course was designed to deliver strategic perspectives, practical frameworks, and leadership skills to drive high performance. The program was led by 9 Harvard Business School faculty with 150 non-profit CEOs from across the U.S. and the world.

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Smoke-Free Paso del Norte has new resources on their website

July 26, 2023

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte recently updated its website with resources and tools to help parents and school administrators learn the truth about smoking and vapes. The website has videos that teach you how to spot a vape, how parents can talk with their kids, and the consequences of getting caught with THC in a vape.

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation that works with community partners to prevent and reduce the use of vaping devices through education and outreach to parents, teachers, and youth.

To learn more, visit…

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Playa Drain Trail Bike Winner

July 26, 2023

Congratulations to Marisa Gomez, winner of the Playa Drain Trail bike raffle. Ms. Gomez’s name was randomly picked from hundreds of participants that registered at the Playa Drain Trail events over the past year.

“I’m so excited. I don’t know how to ride a bike, but this is a sign for me to learn,” said Ms. Gomez.

Ms. Gomez lives along the Playa Drain Trail by Hidden Valley Park and walked the trail from her house to receive her prize.

The Playa Drain Trails stretches from Ascarate Park to Capistrano Park and is part of the planned 68-mile county-wide Paso del Norte Trail.

To…

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Supporting NAMI El Paso in delivering mental health awareness

July 26, 2023

In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI El Paso is offering a variety of free programs, presentations, training, support groups, and awareness events to support our community.

With funding support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, NAMI El Paso will host the 10th Annual Minority Mental Health Community Forum on Friday, July 29th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Building A.

The free event will include important educational materials and life-saving resources to help individuals, families, and…

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Get to know the staff at the Health Foundation

July 26, 2023

Sandra Day is an Associate Program Officer with more than ten years of experience in the public health sector working for nonprofits and the federal government. She currently manages the Healthy Kids and Mental and Emotional Well-being Initiatives. Learn more by clicking on the video.

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Sheriff Wiles receives Consortium Mental Health Champion Award

July 26, 2023

El Paso County Sheriff Wiles was honored with the Consortium Mental Health Champion Award for his significant contributions to regional mental healthcare by the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium.

Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Health Foundation and Consortium Chair, presented the award during Consortium’s General meeting, which included dozens of mental health and justice system leaders.

“Sheriff Wiles has demonstrated exemplary leadership in expanding mental health services and awareness across the justice system – from training Sheriff Department employees in mental…

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