May 5, 2015
Vision and Leadership The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium (Consortium) convened to examine the El Paso community behavioral health system in preparation for future service needs and funding trends.
The Consortium envisions an accessible, person-centered behavioral health system of care in the El Paso region. Its actions are informed by community leaders and available data including an El Paso County behavioral health system assessment conducted in 2014.
Knowing that existing groups have projects underway in various sectors of the behavioral health system, the Consortium develo…
April 30, 2015
REALIZE In 2011, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation initiated its REALIZE program. The initial offering was a fifteen-month leadership experience for leaders of organizations engaged in promoting health and social services within the Paso del Norte region. The purpose of this endeavor was to transform already effective leaders into “transformational leaders” for the benefit of the region’s health.
April 15, 2015
La Semilla has been working closely with both the Doña Ana Food Planning & Policy Taskforce and the burgeoning El Paso Equitable Food Policy Group to establish the availability of safe, healthy, and sustainable food at reasonable prices for all residents that fosters a link between food, health, and local economic development.
An early success for La Semilla Food Center and its Mesilla Valley Food and Agriculture Policy Initiative was a 2012 resolution passed by the Las Cruces City Council that demonstrated the City’s support for school garden programs.
From there, it’s been one vic…
April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Tracy Yellen from the Paso del Norte Foundation for being selected as one of the recipients of the Lucy G. Acosta Humanitarian Award by Project Amistad. Her leadership and personal contribution to help improve the lives of the people living in the region will be recognized at a banquet on May 1, 2015.
April 7, 2015
Qué Sabrosa Vida – $3 million for 7 years
The Qué Sabrosa Vida (QSV) program touched the lives of thousand of families by instructing them on how to easily incorporate basic nutrition and cooking skills into their daily lives, without having to greatly alter the traditional border diet. Through the many classes and activities that the program offered, diverse groups of individuals came together to learn and to teach one another how to make healthier choices about the foods they eat. Participants left the courses with specific nutritional ideas and a renewed sense of what their well-being…
March 27, 2015
Nohemi Rubio, Associate Program Officer from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has been selected to the 2015 Leaders across Borders program from the U.S-Mexico Border Health Commission. Ms. Rubio is one of 11 individuals selected from throughout the country to participate in the program. She is the only representative for El Paso, Texas.
Leaders across Borders is a unique, advanced leadership program that provides a binational venue to work collaboratively with participants from the U.S.-Mexico border states. Participants will enhance their leadership skills, strengthen binational pro…
EP Behavioral Consortium named a finalist in National Initiative aimed to improve health and well-being
March 24, 2015
The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium is one of 57 finalists in the running to receive a grant and technical support from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). If funded, the grant would go to the Paso del Norte Foundation for El Paso to become a leading community on health improvement, as part of an initiative known as SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation). With two years of grant support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SCALE aims to work with communities to develop capability to improve health and to spread effective community-driv…
March 19, 2015
It Takes Two – $1 million for 3 years
The YWCA coordinated a teen pregnancy prevention program for sixth, seventh and eight graders. Middle schools in the nine area schools districts were eligible for the program free of charge. It Takes Two focused on empowering teens to make healthy choices about their relationships to prevent premature pregnancy.
The program was conducted over three class sessions and focused on sharing the responsibility for healthy romantic relationships with male/female presentaion teams.
March 17, 2015
Since 1999 the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has worked diligently and strategically to transform the border into a smoke-free region and to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. The rate of adult smokers was reduced from 21.5 percent in 1996 to 13.3 percent in 2010. This is one of the most significant statements of impact on the Foundation’s work. Two current efforts demonstrate the Foundation’s continued commitment to a Smoke Free Paso del Norte. In 2014, UTEP implemented a tobacco-free policy for its campus, including the Don Haskins Center, Sun Bowl Stadium and every building affilia…
March 9, 2015
While studies showed that exercise combined with healthy food choices reduced the risk of chronic diseases, it appeared that El Paso was not following the national trend with 75% of adults not participating in any physical activity. Most sedentary group was women ages 35 to 65 years of age.
Walk El Paso was a funded initiative launched in 1998 by the Foundation to inspire and mobilize the El Paso sedentary population to begin a simple walking program. Through the development of walking material, walking groups, events and a media campaign with a “Walk El Paso walk, 20 minutes a day, 3 ti…
March 27, 2018
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan for the IGNITE Initiative. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte Region…