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The Health Foundation awards new grants under mental health & emotional well-being

December 14, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling more than $1.6 million under the Disease Prevention and Management Priority Area Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Initiative. The Health Foundation works in partnership with organizations to promote emotional well-being, reduce stigma and negative bias, improve access to timely treatment, and increase community support and inclusion to decrease social isolation and improve culture of support and acceptance.

Grantees gathered earlier this month at the Health Foundation to learn and share best practices about…

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Serving up some healthy holiday recipes

December 14, 2022

Eat, drink and be merry with these amazing healthy, easy, and kid-friendly holiday recipes that will WOW your family and friends from Common Threads Holiday Cookbook.

Common Threads is a grantee of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Initiative. They provide interactive cooking and nutritional education for students grades kindergarten through eighth- grade and adults in schools and community organization in El Paso County.

Recently, Common Threads…

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Walking the Playa de Luminarias

December 14, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the Playa de Luminarias trail walk earlier this month - a fun, free event with prizes and activities for the whole family. Participants walked along the illuminated Playa Drain Trail between Yarbrough and Independence Drive, serenaded by mariachi music, with visits from elves, the Grinch and much more. This event was supported by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Living priority area, which works with community organizations to make physical activity the easy choice for residents in our region.

The Playa Drain Trail was developed…

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REALIZE Board Lunch and Learn for 2023

December 14, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of El Paso County, is ensuring the success of nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s communities by offering REALIZE Board. Through workshops, training, and summits, REALIZE Board Training is helping nonprofit boards of directors be prepared to undertake their critical responsibilities.

Upcoming REALIZE Board Lunch and Learn Training

Tuesday, January 10 – Budgets & Dashboards
Tuesday, January 24 – Fiscal Oversight
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

These sessions will help increase…

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2023 Diabetes Prevention, Early Detection and Management - Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

December 5, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to provide diabetes prevention, early detection, and management programs. Programs may be related to type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Population, systems, and individual level strategies will be considered. The following categories are of special interest.

  • Diabetes Education and Awareness
  • Capacity and Systems Improvements
  • Diabetes Alliance
  • Public Awareness

More detailed information about the categories of special interest can be found by applying…

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Young leaders ready to serve nonprofit boards

November 21, 2022

Congratulations to the recent United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) 2022 REALIZE Board Training Cohort. The REALIZE Board training for YLS was developed through a partnership of the United Way of El Paso County and Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the involvement of young professionals on nonprofit governing boards. YLS is United Way’s donor network for young professionals developing the next generation of philanthropic and civic leaders.

“It is an honor to partner with the United Way to support the development of young leaders in our community through the…

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Health Foundation Board Chair honored for his commitment to diabetes

November 21, 2022

Congratulations to Mr. Charles de Wetter, board chair for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Mr. de Wetter was recently awarded the Diabetes Champion Coin by the Diabetes Alliance for his commitment to diabetes management and prevention for the residents of our region. Mr. de Wetter has served on the Health Foundation board since 2018 and has been an advocate for diabetes prevention and improving health in our region.

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Healthy recipes to share on Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022

Are you looking for healthy side dishes or desserts to share with your family and friends this Thanksgiving? Try these delicious recipes that are easy to make and will have your guests asking for seconds.

Cauliflower Mash
Broccoli with Raisins & Peanuts
Black Bean & Pumpkin Brownies

For more healthy and tasty recipes or information on how to manage your diabetes, visit, epdiabetes/now-what/.

Wishing you a healthy and safe Thanksgiving from the Health Foundation and the El Paso Center for Diabetes.

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A Trauma-Informed West Texas! Child Guidance Center Builds a Network

November 21, 2022

For the last five years, the El Paso Child Guidance Center has been at the forefront of creating a border community that is trauma-informed. A trauma-informed El Paso is one that recognizes how many youth and their families have been affected by trauma and then creates caring systems of support to help them recover and grow. In the wake of the August 3, 2019, Walmart mass casualty and the many losses families have experienced as a result of COVID-19, a united, coordinated and trauma-informed community is essential for a healthier tomorrow.

With generous funding from the Paso del Norte…

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El Paso Inc Q&A with Tracy Yellen on the work of our Foundations

November 21, 2022

Recently, Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, sat down with Sara Sanchez, staff report for El Paso Inc, as part of their Q&A feature.

Ms. Yellen shares the work our family of foundations and the collaboration of community partners to ensure that the people in our binational, tri-state region have the knowledge, resources, support, and environment to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Read the full article at…

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