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Paso del Norte Trail Receives RAISE Funding Award from U.S. DOT

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation in partnership with members of the El Paso Mobility Coalition, which include representation from the City of El Paso, County of El Paso, El Paso Chamber, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, and others, are excited to announce funding awarded from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Program for the Paso del Norte Trail.

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Health Foundation announces new REALIZE Executive cohort

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation launched its fifth U.S. REALIZE Executive leadership experience with a kick-off event on August 10, 2022.

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

“The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already capable leaders to become transformational leaders for the community and within their respective organizations,” said Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the…

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Prepare healthy meals by swapping delicious ingredient

August 22, 2022

Eating healthy with Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t have to be a challenge. Click on video below, created by our partners at the El Paso Center for Diabetes and the Diabetes Now What? campaign, to learn about delicious ingredient swaps that will help you to eat healthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmlZPvZRdy4&t=23s

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Welcome reception for new dean of UTEP College of Health Sciences

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently hosted a reception to welcome Dr. William Robertson, new Dean of the UTEP College of Health Sciences with leaders from the nonprofit, public health, and healthcare sectors.

The UTEP College of Health Sciences serves more than 2,200 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, and offers a range of nationally accredited professional programs including public health, physical and occupational therapy, clinical laboratory science, rehabilitation sciences and social work. Serving the second largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico…

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Healthy Kids Initiative Call for Letters of Intent

August 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to advance the Health Foundation’s Healthy Kids Initiative. Deadline to submit LOIs is Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Areas of focus include:

  • Increasing the number of disconnected youth ages 5-17 years old who participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Youth who are connected, are involved in out-of-school time activity, in a safe place, with a caring adult, tend to avoid situations and behaviors that compromise health while engaging in activity that promotes health. -…
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2021 Annual Report - Investing in Positive Behaviors

July 18, 2022

In 2021, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation worked to promote health and prevent disease through grantmaking, collaboration, communications, and advocacy in three main priority areas – Healthy Living, Disease Prevention and Management and Health Leadership.

To promote positive behaviors that included healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and disconnected youth, the Health Foundation invested $3.5 million to support 44 grants under the Healthy Living priority area.

Click here to learn more.

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Attention Parents! We Need Your Help with the “What do you know about vaping survey.”

July 18, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is interested in learning what young people know and think about vaping in El Paso. Parents and youth will help inform researchers and policymakers to improve health outcomes in the community.

Participation is easy; just click on the link below and start the survey. The survey requires both the parent and youth to participate, so please choose a time when you and your child are together to complete the survey. Once the survey is completed, your child will be entered for a chance to win prizes!

[Click here to take the…

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Staffer to serve on Texas School Health Advisory Committee

July 18, 2022

Congratulations to Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, on being selected to the Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC).

Dr. Kelly will represent the Organization and Agencies committee category for a term ending in 2026.

The TSHAC assists the Department of State Health Services to support and coordinate school health programs and school health services. It also provides leadership to identify and disseminate school health best practices and resources for school policy makers.

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Diabetes and Foot Care

July 18, 2022

Foot and lower limb complications can be common in people with diabetes. Due to nerve damage and poor blood circulation in the legs and feet, individuals may not feel a foot injury or wound. If left untreated, an infection can occur and make it more difficult to heal.

Click on video to learn helpful information on how you can start caring for your feet from local podiatrist, Dr. Efren Buff De La Rosa.

For more helpful tips on foot care [click…

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BOOST Network is looking for out-of-school providers

July 18, 2022

Have you heard of the BOOST Network? Are you an out-of-school time program provider in the region looking to expand your program’s capacity?

Check out this video and see how the BOOST Network can support afterschool program providers! Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQlmArBv3A

The BOOST Network is a hub for out-of-school time (OST) providers that work together to identify, explore, and create opportunities that increase the quality and effectiveness of programs for youth and families in west Texas, southern New Mexico, and…

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