February 4, 2020
To all of our generous donors to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund in the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, I wanted to share an update on your extraordinary generosity and goodwill six months since the tragic shooting of August 3rd.
We have had the incredible fortune of talking with and meeting so many of you. From a Navy veteran who together with his former shipmates on the USS El Paso took up a collection for the victims’ fund to the grandmother who delivered a Folgers tin filled with coins, we recognize that every gift comes with heartfelt meaning and a personal story. Donations…
February 3, 2020
The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte 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 to inspire already…
January 15, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to the nonprofit profile on GuideStar. Now community members as well as more than 10 million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about the Health Foundation’s goals, strategies, capabilities, and process. Click here to view our profile.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at candid.org.
Health Foundation awards TTUHSC El Paso $165,000 grant to Help Launch a New Mental Health Program for Youth
January 14, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso a $165,000 grant to assist with the launch of a program to improve mental healthcare for children and adolescents in the El Paso region.
The grant will help pay for start-up consultation services to establish the west Texas regional hub of the new Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) at TTUHSC El Paso. The state-wide network is part of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium created by Senate Bill 11, a school-safety bill signed into law this year by Gov. Greg Abbott.
January 14, 2020
Congratulations to Claudia Perez on her new job responsibilities and title for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Ms. Perez is the now Program and IT Associate. Along with her current duties as Program Associate, she will now support and manage all IT responsibilities.
January 14, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Ruben Guerra to serve as Board Chair for 2020. Mr. Guerra has served on the board since 2016. He is President/CEO for Guerra Investment Advisors.
Lisa Saenz was appointed as Board Vice-Chair. She has served on the board since 2015 and is Executive Vice President - CFO for WestStar Bank.
Also welcomed are three new members to the Board of Directors: Joseph Bocanegra with Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, Carlos Fernandez with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, and Linda Lawson with The Hospitals of…
December 17, 2019
The doors to the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC) will open this Thurs., Dec. 19. The FRC will be a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource to those directly and indirectly impacted by the tragedy of August 3, 2019.
El Paso United Family Resiliency Center
El Paso, TX 79905
Monday - Friday
9 a.m - 5 p.m.
No appointment necessary
The El Paso United FRC will connect individuals with:
- Counseling referrals
- Non-traditional therapies
- Support services for specialized populations
- Education on reducing mental…
December 16, 2019
The use of THC with vaping products is on the rise among youth and young adults in El Paso, and now two area health agencies are partnering to battle the outbreak.
As part of a unified effort to build community awareness, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) and El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium partners are working together to develop and disseminate informational resources about the risks related to THC vaping.
In 2017, the County of El Paso Juvenile Probation Department reported 16 cases of juveniles between the ages of 10 and 16 caught in possession of THC….
December 16, 2019
We wish you happy holidays and continued health and happiness in the New Year. From our boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar.
December 13, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded three new additional grants totaling more than $277,000 under the Healthy Kids Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. These additional grants are part of 10 other grants that were awarded in November. The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working.
April 6, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) approved a $40,000 grant to the El Paso County Medical Society for the purchase of 24,000 N95 masks for private practice physicians and nonprofit healthcare providers in El Paso County, and has authorized the purchase of…