September 24, 2020
Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation, will participate in a lightening talk to share her experiences “Responding to and Rebuilding after Crisis” at Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference: Roadshow Edition – One Day, Eight Cities, A Million Ways to Impact,” set for October 21st.
Foundation leaders throughout the southwest will gather in person or through digital streaming options to attend the conference and connect with other foundations. Small in-person events will be held in eight Southwest cities: Albuquerque,…
September 20, 2020
The 6th Annual El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium Progress Summit will be held
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The event brings together behavioral health stakeholders, health professionals, civic and business leaders, and public officials to recognize efforts of local organizations and agencies working together to improve community mental health and addiction service and support systems. This year the event will be held in a virtual…
September 20, 2020
On September 29, 2020, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of promoting health and preventing disease in the region.
In 1995, the Health Foundation was founded with the proceeds from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The groundbreaking transaction established a perpetual foundation dedicated to leading, leveraging and investing in initiatives, priorities and programs that promote health and prevent disease in our binational, tri-state region.
Since its inception, the Health Foundation has grown its initial $130 million in…
September 18, 2020
For the lives she touched, contributions she made, and legacy she leaves
Myrna served as CEO of YWCA El Paso del Norte Region for more than 30 years, growing the organization from an annual budget of $150,000 when she joined in 1970 to over $35 million when she retired in 2002, making it the largest YWCA in the country. However, those numbers do little to actually illustrate the impact Myrna had on YWCA and the El Paso community. She was an incredible leader who is largely responsible for creating the YWCA we all know today.
In her time as CEO, Myrna engaged…
September 11, 2020
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of our former CEO, Myrna J. Deckert. Myrna served as CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation from 2007-2016.
She was an extraordinary leader committed to improving health, education, economic development, and quality of life in our region. While at the Health Foundation, Myrna developed a Regional Framework for Health to promote health and prevent disease. She helped found the REALIZE leadership development program, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar, and PHIX Health Information Exchange. …
August 31, 2020
Make plans to attend this webinar on the important matter of mental health and school re-openings. School administrators, counselors, teachers are encouraged to attend. This webinar is supported by the Texas Health and Human Services - Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) for School Personnel. For more information on CCP in English, click on this link.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Location: Zoom Meeting
- Emergence Health Network, Celeste Nevarez
- El Paso Children’s Hospital, Dr. Vanessa Velez, DNP CPNP-PC CP-SANE, Director, CARES…
August 20, 2020
Congratulations El Paso! For the third time in just over a decade, El Paso was named an All-American City. El Paso was among 10 communities selected for their outstanding civic achievement by the All-American City judges, which is sponsored by the National Civic League (NCL).
NCL is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities. The All-American City Award focuses on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health and well-being in local communities. This is one of the highest awards any American…
August 18, 2020
There is a lot of advice available online right now about how to keep yourself physically healthy during the coronavirus pandemic such as staying physically active, washing your hands, wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing. Managing your mental health during this time is just as vital to your overall well-being.
As the school year begins, parents and caregivers are feeling the extra anxiety and stress about keeping their families safe. It is more important than ever to have realistic expectations about how much we can truly control during these ever-changing times….
August 18, 2020
The Out-of-School Time (OST) Library is an electronic, comprehensive resource for out-of-school time professionals, grant writers, educators, policymakers, researchers, and others looking to increase their knowledge and support on the importance of OST in the region.
The library includes publications, training materials, webinars, tool kits and data on a variety of topics such as positive youth development, school health, and much more. New resources include best practices and reopening guidelines among other tools related to OST and COVID-19.
The library is managed by the Borderland…
July 23, 2020
A couple of years ago a group of individuals, businesses, elected officials, and service organizations came together to form the El Paso Mobility Coalition (EMCO). The organization is housed within the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. The stated goals and objectives of the coalition are to advance and support transportation initiatives in the El Paso region. One of the roadways that has risen to the top of the list of needs is the I-10 Corridor, El Paso’s major throughway and connector.
Some facts about I-10 in downtown:
- Traffic increased up to 34% in the last 10 years
- It has the…
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…