March 21, 2018
Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit letters of intent (LOIs) under the Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative. After LOI review, selected agencies will be invited to submit a full proposal. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region. Click here for grant guidelines including what PDNHF does not fund.
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March 21, 2018
Nine outstanding women in the community were inducted into the 2018 El Paso Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame. These women were honored for the significant impact they have made in the El Paso community, either professionally or as a volunteer.
Special congratulations to Tracy Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, and Marina Monsisvais, Board Member, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, for their induction this year. Ms. Yellen is being honored in the Civic Leadership category; Ms. Monsisvais in the Social Media/Technology/Public Relations category.
March 19, 2018
Construction of the 3.4-mile Playa Drain Trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School continues to move on schedule. Below are new photos of construction looking east from Ascarate Park and between Little Flower Rd. and Sparrow Dr.
The trail is a partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation), City of El Paso and El Paso Water. The Health Foundation is contributing $2.5 million for the design and construction of the trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The City of El Paso is contributing $300,000 from the Quality of Life Bond for trail amenitie…
March 14, 2018
Wouldn’t it be great to have someone follow you through a grocery store and assist you with information and support on how to live a healthy and productive lifestyle?
With support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Initiative, the Kelly Memorial Food Pantry’s Fresh Start program is doing this and more. The program is one of its kind in the region and supports individuals by addressing the root causes of hunger and focusing on skills of individuals that can be used throughout their lives. Members of the program receive training in nutrition…
March 12, 2018
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling more than $2.3 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.
Funded organizations are:
Creative Kids, Inc. - $79,882.00
Playa Drain Mosaic Project
To design and produce art in collaboration with regional youth for the Playa Drain Trail in El Paso, TX.
Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation - $2,250,000.00
*Construction and co…
March 12, 2018
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded eight grants totaling more than $1 million under the Healthy Kids Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The goal of the IGNITE initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the region in high quality programs during out of school hours. The Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 7-18 who are not involved in out of school activities or participating in the labor market. Funded organizations are:
Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces - $78,490.50
*More Teens, More …
February 22, 2018
In an effort to address dating violence in schools, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the YWCA, and Health Advocates, developed the Me & You curriculum for middle and highs schools. Research shows that well designed and implemented teen dating violence prevention curriculum can decrease risks of being in an abusive relationship. This new dating violence prevention curricula is based on the National Sexuality Education Standards and health education standards for Texas and New Mexico. The interactive learning experience is designed to increase classroom participation a…
February 20, 2018
The Fundacion Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar and FECHAC have partnered to launch “Playgrounds in the Park,” an initiative designed to get gently used playground equipment into neighborhood parks in Ciudad Juárez. The organizations have extended an invitation to neighborhood groups (consisting of 10 or more individuals) to submit proposals on the need for playground equipment in their neighborhood, how the equipment will improve health, and how the equipment and park will be maintained.
The playground equipment was purchased by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation for a nomina…
February 19, 2018
The Health Foundation and the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium congratulate Consortium partners, Emergence Health Network, El Paso County, City of El Paso and University Medical Center, who submitted a proposal to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Senate Bill 292 and were selected from across the state to receive funding.
The partners are leveraging recently approved local resource allocations for development of a crisis intervention response team (CIT) in El Paso County. The partners on this project include the City of El Paso, the County of El Paso and Emergenc…
February 15, 2018
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $2 million under the Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Priority Area – Think.Change Initiative. The purpose of the Think.Change Initiative is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, increase training for mental health providers and explore structural changes in the region’s behavioral health treatment system. Funded organizations are:
City of El Paso Housing Authority - $49,094.10
Think Change Housing
To conduct a review of housing policies and practices, identify strengths…
May 16, 2019
Allan Goldfarb was inspired to volunteer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation by former CEO Myrna Deckert. A committed board member from 2010 to 2016, he served as board chair in 2013 and was also a founding board member and chair of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation in 2016.
Mr. Goldfarb and his wife, …