Artwork created in honor of the partnership between TTUHSC El Paso and Paso del Norte Health Foundation

April 19, 2022

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso recently commemorated its partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and health partners across the region with a sculpture by El Paso artist Julio Sanchez De Alba. Located in front of the new Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic, the 8-foot sculpture welcomes visitors to the clinic and Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

Local artist Sanchez De Alba brought together three red, green, and blue human figures holding hands…

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Letter of Intent (LOI) Announcements under Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being

March 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for letters of intent (LOI) from eligible organizations to promote the Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan for Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being under the Disease and Prevention Management Priority Area:

  • To help meet the Think.Change initiative goal to reduce stigma and negative bias associated with mental health and substance use conditions.
  • To support programs that address mental health and substance use system gaps as informed by data and regional behavioral health consortia priorities. The Health…
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Early Childhood Education Forum

March 18, 2022

Early Matters El Paso is inviting all El Paso families and Early Childhood Education professionals to an Early Childhood Education Form. Learn about FREE Child Care, FREE Afterschool Programs, and other Educational Programs for those who qualify.

Saturday, March 26, 2022
ESC Region 19 Head Start Building
11670 Chito Samaniego Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Resource Fair

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Community Leaders

On-site childcare will be provided for children ages 3 – 10 years


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Empowering Nonprofit Leaders

March 18, 2022

REALIZE Executive

The Health Foundation is looking for nominations for its fifth REALIZE Executive experience this year. The cohort will be limited to 20 individuals. We invite you to submit a nomination of a non-profit or community health leader by emailing the nominee’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and a brief paragraph regarding the nominee to: Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2022. If you have questions, please email or call Dr. Michael Kelly at (915) 218-2619 or



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The Health Foundation awards new grants for start of 2022

March 18, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 14 grants totaling more than $2 million under the Healthy Living and Health Leadership priority areas. The Healthy Living, Disease Prevention & Management, and Health Leadership are the three priority areas that drive our work, in partnership with organizations that implement initiatives and programs to improve health in the region.

$743,000 was awarded to eight organizations as part of the Healthy Kids Initiative and $169,000 to two organizations under A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative.

Healthy Living

**Healthy Kids…

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Healthy Paso del Norte March Health Indicator – Food Environment

March 18, 2022

This month’s Healthy Paso del Norte website indicator combines two measures of food access: the percentage of the population that is low-income and has low access to a grocery store, and the percentage of the population that did not have access to a reliable source of food during the past year (food insecurity). The index ranges from 0 (worst) to 10 (best) and equally weights the two measures.

Click here to find where the greatest areas of need are for food access that is correlated with economic and household…

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El Paso County Community Listening Sessions for ARPA Funding

March 18, 2022

The El Paso County is hosting four community listening sessions to engage the public in identifying high priority needs in our community.

The El Paso County Commissioner’s Court plans to invest $9.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for nonprofit organizations to help meet identified needs. The sessions will allow residents to provide input on community needs and services, which will help the Commissioners Court develop a Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for nonprofit organizations.

The public is invited to participate in this process by attending one of the…

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El Paso Center for Diabetes and Vista Markets to Host Pop-Up Event with Free Information and Resources

March 18, 2022

Do you know someone with diabetes or recently diagnosed with diabetes?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report estimated that 10.5% of the U.S. population had diabetes in 2018. In El Paso, four out of every twenty-five adults self-report a diabetes diagnosis.

Join the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso Center for Diabetes, Diabetes Alliance in partnership with Vista Markets to a pop-up event that will provide area residents with diabetes educational information and resources.

Saturday, March 26
**Noon to…

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Welcome Daniela Salazar

March 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to welcome Daniela Salazar as our new Operations Support Assistant.

Daniela is the friendly face you first meet when visiting our office. She is responsible for providing administrative and general support for the foundations.

A native of the region, Daniela grew up in Ciudad Juárez. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and part of both amazing cultures. She continues to study and hopes to be a psychologist to help the community. Daniela enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her…

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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation to partner with Health Foundation to fund nonprofit organization

February 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) recently invited several local nonprofit organizations that promote health and prevent disease to participate in an information session to identify at least one local organization to be included in the DRK portfolio.

Michelle De La Isla, Managing Director of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, spoke to the group on the criteria for funding. The selected organization(s) would receive financial support in the form of an unrestricted $300,000 grant over three-years along with directives that…

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