August 16, 2017
In the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD), 68 percent of the student body is leading a moderate to very active lifestyle each day. If that sounds impressive, it is – particularly considering that a year ago the figure was 32 percent.
Credit a program called Coordinated Approach To Child Health, or CATCH, for the remarkable improvement. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) provided funding to YISD in 2016 to begin implementing CATCH as a comprehensive approach to health.
The investment is paying off.
“The immediate benefits that YISD have seen in using…
August 16, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will hold a FINAL public meeting to provide input on the design of a linear trail on the Playa Drain from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Riverside High School Cafeteria
301 Midway Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915
The Playa Drain 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 million for the design and construction of the trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The…
August 14, 2017
In 2016, Paso del Norte Health Foundation supported more than 80 regional nonprofit organizations and institutions for a total of $8.9 million in funding to improve health and quality of life in the region. For a complete list of grants funded, click on link.
August 9, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) under the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Priority Area: Alcohol and Tobacco Control. 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. See www.pdnhf.org for grant guidelines including what PdNHF does not fund.
Deadlines & Schedule: - Letters of intent due via the Foundation’s online application…
July 26, 2017
The Health Information Exchange is now PHIX. Emily Hartmann is the executive director. And the number of partners and volume of patient records being collected and stored for exchange among medical providers is growing by the day.
“Right now the focus is on one-on-one conversations with physician practices and on-boarding major networks like the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense,” says Hartmann, who took the helm of PHIX in 2017.
Remember, it was in 2016 that the then-Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (HIE) went live with leadership support from the Paso del…
July 21, 2017
The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium will host a Behavioral Health Summit to share the Consortium’s accomplishments to date and goals going forward, provide a review of Mental Health & IDD Bills from the 85th Legislative Session, and launch the “Okay to Say” movement.
The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:00 a.m. to Noon
El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Building
9050 Viscount Blvd.
RSVP by Friday, August 18, 2017 to Juanita Galaviz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (915)218-2618.
July 20, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s 2016 Annual Report – Health is Elemental features the accomplishments of partners and grantees working to develop #healthyhabits in Healthy Eating and Active Living, Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being, Healthy Kids and Health Leadership.
Click here to view overall accomplishments.
Partners and grantee feature stories:
- Las Cruces Public Schools
- [City of El Paso and City of Anthony,…
July 18, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is partnering with UTEP’s Institute for Healthy Living to develop a route map for a county-wide linear trail in El Paso, Texas.
For the Health Foundation, trails and outdoor recreation opportunities are an excellent way for people to get outdoors, exercise and explore their neighborhoods. They also create important connections between amenities (parks, schools, businesses), can lead to economic development and improve overall quality of life.
The Health Foundation’s project team, Sites Southwest/Alta Design, will host two…
July 17, 2017
To maintain your weight: Work your way up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent mix of the two each week. Strong scientific evidence shows that physical activity can help you maintain your weight over time. However, the exact amount of physical activity needed to do this is not clear since it varies greatly from person to person. It’s possible that you may need to do more than the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week to maintain your weight.
**To lose weight and keep it…
July 5, 2017
An early morning rush to work or dashing to an after-school soccer practice often makes a quick stop at a fast food restaurant the easiest way to satisfy your or your family’s appetite. But, are you eating healthy? Try these portable healthy meal ideas, that save time and we know you will enjoy.
Fill a small bag with dry whole-grain cereal, dry roasted peanuts, and raisins. Take along boxed low-fat milk or piece of fruit. A handful of raisins and a piece of fruit give you a good start toward the goal of at least 4½ cups of fruits and veggies a day.
Toast some 100% whole-grain…
PDN Community Foundation Update: $3 Million Gift to advance the future of health education at TTUHSC El Paso
June 12, 2019
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), along with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Rick and Ginger Francis, announced earlier this month a $3 million gift that will help drive the university toward a bright, impactful future.
Encouraged by TTUHSC El Paso’s success and…