July 16, 2020
Nurses, physicians and non-clinicians are encouraged to volunteer as soon as possible
El Paso healthcare workers, the community needs your specialized skills to help with the current surge of COVID-19 cases. EP MedCorps was established earlier this year in order to recruit healthcare volunteers in the event of a crisis.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in El Paso County, EP MedCorps encourages nurses, physicians and non-clinicians of all specialties and backgrounds to volunteer. Nurses, the El Paso healthcare community needs your help now more than ever.
July 16, 2020
The Paso del Norte Trail (PdN Trail) is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop a 68-mile long trail in El Paso County that begins near Gadsden Middle School and ends at the County Line Lakes. 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, bi-national community….
July 16, 2020
Awareness Campaign Launches in Borderland to Better Educate Adults
Recent focus group interviews conducted in the El Paso and Las Cruces area confirmed that middle school and high school-aged students often know more about e-cigarettes and vaping than their parents. The interviews, conducted by the A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in coordination with the YMCA of El Paso, is the basis of a new educational effort designed to inform adults about vaping among kids in the border region.
“There are so many issues facing families today,”…
June 29, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOI) from eligible organizations to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare for a potential second wave or future crisis, and transform their operations for future success.
Deadline for LOI submission is Friday, July 10, 2020
Three virtual workshops were made available for those interested in the LOI and proposal preparation stages. If you were unable to attend the workshops, click on the links below to view each session.
Virtual Sessions For Round One:
June 10, 2020
RFP Overview and a Deep…
June 25, 2020
Children at Risk has appointed Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to its board of directors. The appointment is for a three-year term that includes members from across Texas.
Children at Risk is a nonprofit organization leading the way to improving the quality of life for Texas’ children through research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
To learn more about Children at Risk, click here.
June 25, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Enrique Mata, Senior Program Officer for the Health Foundation, to the Texas Family and Protective Services Council. This is a position appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a five-year term.
Council members are charged with studying and making recommendations to the commissioner regarding the management and operation of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Mr. Mata has more than 20 years of experience in health philanthropy including designing, implementing, and evaluating multi-million…
June 24, 2020
An accurate count is crucial. The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts. Click here to learn more.
This year you can respond in one of three ways: phone, mail, or for the first time an online response option is available….
June 22, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 15 grants totaling more than $1.8 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.
Funded organizations are:
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger - $110,734.00
Converting El Paso Food Pantries to Client Choice Models
To educate and provide support to ten food pantries to convert to client-choice models to increase healthy food options in El Paso, TX.
June 18, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation have partnered with City of El Paso, County of El Paso and business organizations to pledge to protect the health and safety of employees and customers and instill community confidence to combat COVID-19. The City recently announced the Pledge to Safety program for local businesses to implement important safety measures for a strong and healthy community. Local businesses are encouraged to pledge to comply with all of the safety requirements and recommendations made by health officials.
“The health of our…
June 3, 2020
The boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report: Building a Legacy. The online annual report highlights the collaborative work to improve health, education, social services, economic development and quality of life in the region, grants awarded, and an accounting of foundation resources.
In 2019, the Health Foundation invested $11.67 million in grants and charitable expenses in five priority areas: Healthy Eating & Active Living, Tobacco & Alcohol Prevention, Mental Health…
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…