Nominations accepted for next REALIZE Executive Cohort

February 17, 2022

The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) designed REALIZE Executive to create a dynamic network of skilled leaders committed to improving health now and for the benefit of future generations.

REALIZE Executive is a world-class leadership development experience, custom designed by international leadership experts and Health Foundation staff, for top-level and emerging top-level management within the Paso del Norte region. The purpose of this leadership development experience is…

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New “Explore AR” App brings Insight to DinoTracks tour

February 16, 2022

Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the El Paso region?

The Insights’ DinoTracks tour offers visitors a 98-million-year-old fossil discovery over five different species of dinosaurs, volcanos, and marine organisms.

Once a person-guided tour, Insights recently launched the Explore Augmented Reality (AR) DinoTracks app. With support of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the AR DinoTracks app was developed to engage families in a self-guided walking tour.

The new app allows visitors to use their tablet or smartphone to see augmented reality outlines of real…

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Parents, can you spot the vapes?

February 16, 2022

A Smoke-free Paso del Norte, which is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, has experienced many successes since its inception in 1999. It supported important policy adoptions like the Clean Indoor Air Ordinance adopted by the City of El Paso in 2001, which prohibited smoking indoors and since been updated to include the prohibition of smoking and vaping in outdoor public spaces like public parks. As a result of this and other community-wide efforts, smoking rates in El Paso County declined from 21% 1996 to 11% today.

Despite these successes, smoking continues to be…

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February is heart awareness month: explore data related to heart disease in the Paso del Norte region

February 16, 2022

The Healthy Paso del Norte website provides a variety of information about quality of life, health disparities, demographics and more for El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas, Doña Ana, Otero and Luna Counites in New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez. The website is sponsored by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to support the community in assessment, strategic planning and identifying best practices.

We invite planners, policymakers, and community members to use this valuable resource. February is Heart Awareness Month,…

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Health Foundation recognized as Best Place for Working Parents

February 16, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been acknowledged as a “Best Place for Working Parents.”

In response to a local effort to promote family-friendly business policies, the Health Foundation took the assessment to learn more about its policies for families. The Health Foundation is among hundreds of organizations in Texas and the U.S. that have family-friendly policies and practices that support employees, specifically working parents.

According to The Best Place for Working Parents website, “More than 15 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs…

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Trail News

January 19, 2022

The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort started by the Health Foundation to develop a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of our region, highlights the Rio Grande River, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and volunteer opportunities, and makes healthy living the easy choice for our unique, binational community.

Learn about some of the progress that is taking place.

  • The City of El Paso…
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Health Foundation announces New Board Officers, Members for 2022

January 10, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Charles de Wetter as Chair and Susan Melendez as Vice-Chair for the 2022 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. de Wetter has served on the board since 2018 and as Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. de Wetter is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and California. Ms. Melendez has served on the board since 2017 and as Chair of the Finance, Audit and IT Committee. Ms. Melendez is a community advocate.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation also welcomes new board members: Sereka Barlow, The Hospitals of…

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West Texas Regional Data Tour for children's education and health

January 10, 2022

Children at Risk (C@R) is conducting virtual Regional Data Tours throughout Texas to collect stakeholder input related to statewide research and evaluation work for children’s education and health. Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is hosting the West Texas Data Tour and invites you to participate.

Monday, January 24, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 pm MT

The Health Foundation is committed to partner with grantees and community stakeholders to ensure that all people living in far west Texas have the knowledge, resources, and skills to lead healthy…

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Foundation CEO reappointed to Dallas Fed's El Paso Branch Board

January 10, 2022

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has reappointed Tracy J. Yellen to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso Branch board of directors.

Ms. Yellen is the chief executive officer of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, which includes the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso Giving Day and a growing community of philanthropy.

The El Paso Branch board consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed and three appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She will serve a…

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Local trail work recognized at Center for Health & Nature Symposium

December 14, 2021

Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was recently invited to present virtually at the 2021 Center for Health & Nature Symposium. Key speakers shared information on the benefits linked between health and nature. Ms. Renner shared the unique partnership between the Health Foundation and public entities to promote strategic regional trail planning and project implementation. This included the development and implementation of a master plan for a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County, which includes a segment led and funded by the Health…

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