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
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 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 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,…
November 11, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Foundation’s Strategic Plan for Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL).
Specifically, the Health Foundation seeks LOIs to improve nutrition and increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior. A high-quality diet that includes fruits and vegetables and appropriate daily caloric intake, along with being physically active and minimizing sedentary time, can lower the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Preference will be given to approaches…
November 10, 2020
Tracy J. Yellen, CEO for the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was recognized by Texas CEO Magazine for her leadership responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Yellen was among 25 Texas-based CEOs - and two El Pasoans - recognized by the magazine for rising to the challenges brought on by the pandemic - shifting business priorities and responding to community needs. Ms. Yellen led the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation in their work providing health information, establishing funds to support the most…
June 23, 2022
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with local artist and graphic designer Vanessa Clark to artistically bring to life the work of the Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Initiative.
A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del…