May 14, 2019
The desire to create healthy and safe recreational areas and routes for the residents in the city and county of El Paso was affirmed this past month with the adoption of a resolution in support of the new, proposed 60-mile county-wide Paso del Norte Trail by four governing bodies.
The El Paso County Commissioners, El Paso City Council and board of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority unanimously approved a resolution in support of the new recreational hike and bike trail known as the Paso del Norte Trail.
The trail master plan was developed by the Paso del Norte Health…
May 14, 2019
On May 9, 2019, the REALIZE Executive Leadership program kicked-off in Ciudad Juárez under the Spanish name “REALIZE Liderazgo Transformacional”. Twenty executives active in Ciudad Juárez were selected from a pool of more than 70 nominees. They join the select network of REALIZE leaders from both the US and Mexico. These executives will undergo a 10-month transformational process to improve their leadership skills and build synergies to improve health in the Paso del Norte region.
For more information on REALIZE Liderazgo Transformacional, contact José Antonio Ibáñez at (915) 400-0147,…
April 26, 2019
The Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces has partnered with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s IGNITE Initiative to engage disconnected youth in out-of-school programs such as Teen Night.
Teen Night is available to middle and high school students in the community every Friday. This allows students to spend time with friends in a safe environment and help them avoid risky behaviors like vaping, alcohol and drug use or being involved in criminal activity. Support from the IGNITE Initiative has allowed for the hiring of additional staffing and mentors to…
The PDN Community Foundation is helping children and their families with the El Paso Child Mental Health Fund
April 25, 2019
One out of every five children will need or be required to obtain mental health services throughout their teenage years. The El Paso Child Guidance Center helps provide these services from ADHD conditions to more complex issues such as trauma.
The El Paso Child Mental Health Fund was established by Dr. Osvaldo Gaytan, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Program, El Paso Behavioral Health System, in partnership with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, to support the El Paso Child Guidance Center as it works to help El Paso children and youth with their mental health needs as…
April 22, 2019
Jana Renner, Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, is one of 27 advocates from across the country awarded the Walking College Fellowship from America Walks.
As a Walking College Fellow, Ms. Renner will participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable. She will also engage with the national network of America Walks and other walking champions at various events throughout the year. “I am thrilled to be chosen to participate in the Walkable Communities training program and to learn about…
April 17, 2019
Eight years ago, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was one of several leaders in the community that founded the Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (PHIX) – a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to improve health through collaboration and data technology. Today, PHIX is a robust network of health care providers that share health information electronically through a highly secure technology platform designed to ensure that providers have the data they need to provide patients with the best possible clinical care.
Current PHIX partners include…
April 17, 2019
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation are pleased to recognize Rosemary Hernandez and Faviola Calvo on their new positions in the Foundations’ Finance Department.
Rosemary has been promoted to Director of Accounting. Her previous position was Accounting Manager for the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. Faviola has been promoted to Accountant II. Her previous position was Accountant I for the Health Foundation.
To learn more about Rosemary and Faviola, click here.
March 26, 2019
The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living at UTEP (IHL) will celebrate HEAL Week from April 13-14 with a variety of events that raise the awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, and celebrate IHL partners dedicated to increasing healthy eating and active living in the Paso del Norte region. Three major events will take place during 2019 HEAL Week.
Friday, April 12, 2019
3 - 4 p.m.
El Paso Club
March 25, 2019
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation helps manage and distribute scholarships for a variety of designated funds. Each fund has its own scholarship criteria and applications procedures.
Featured Scholarship: Click on this link to learn more about the Nathan Jones Memorial Scholarship.
The Nathan W. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Doug and Denise Jones in honor and memory of their son, Nathan. Nathan was the head groundskeeper for the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Nathan’s love was not only the Chihuahuas, but also the…
March 22, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is committed to a defining set of core values in serving the people in our binational, tri-state region. Our shared values guide our actions and behaviors and shape our organizational culture. We have taken the time to define our values and strive to live them every day.
Leadership - We will serve, guide, convene, empower and support people, projects and organizations.
Collaboration - We will partner with community stakeholders in the spirit and recognition that we accomplish more together.
Integrity - We will be honest and ethical…
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…