September 24, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 15 grants totaling more than $2.2 million under the Healthy Eating 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:
Arbol de Vida - $106,028.25 Healthy Eating Active Living To provide meals and offer physical activity for residents near-by middle and high schools at their center in Ciudad Juárez, MX.
Border Partners - $27,500.00 Healthy Eating Active Living in Border region of Lu…
September 9, 2015
2013-14 graduates from left to right: Richardo Torres, Darisabel Roman, Stacy Tylor, Danielle Ciccone, Cassandra Jennings, Edward Pacheco. Ms. Jennings and Ms. Roman have returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.
2014-15 graduates from left to right: Jennifer Ambriz, David Jones, Christine Sainvil, Sean Woodland. Mr. Jones has returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.
The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC), a partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso University Counseling Center (UCC) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center E…
September 8, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded eight grants for more than $655,000 under the Healthy Relationships Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The goal of the IGNITE initiative is to improve health outcomes of disconnected youth through participation in high quality out-of-school programs in the Paso del Norte region.
Funded organizations are:
Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council - $130,256.50 Unidos Prosperamos To recruit 100 new, disconnected boys in the far east El Paso and southwest New Mexico to become part of the Boy Scouts of America program.
Centro de Asesori…
August 25, 2015
As the sun sets on the west side of the Franklin Mountains, the number 20 illuminates from the sides of the Wells Fargo Building in Downtown El Paso. The‘20’ announces the celebration of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and the organization’s two decade contribution to health promotion in the region.
The Health Foundation was established from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare in 1995. The Health Foundation is one of the largest private foundations on the U.S.-Mexico border and works to improve the lives of the people living in far western…
August 19, 2015
Myrna J. Deckert announced her retirement as CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Now she’s looking forward to years of golf, travel and being with her children and grandchildren.
That is, once a replacement is named, which should be later this year.
Our boss has been at the helm of the Health Foundation for eight years, and she’s had a lasting impact on the border for more than 45 years as both a leader and innovator at the YWCA, the Paso del Norte Group and the PdNHF.
Under her leadership, the Health Foundation has grown the number of program initiatives it supports to in…
August 17, 2015
Rio Grande Trail System - River Park bike and walk path Archive Program: 2002-2006
Having safe places to stay active is an important component of a physically active community. The Rio Grande River Park Trail Project was an important collaboration to build this infrastructure. This project developed an interconnected set of bike/walk trails to provide safe areas for physical activity in the El Paso area.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso County, the City of El Paso, the International Boundary and Water Commission and Groundwork El Paso worked together to leverag…
August 17, 2015
Teens talking directly to other teens is creating a healthy conversation around sexuality in Ciudad Juárez.
Using a peer-to-peer training model, the FEMAP Foundation is providing comprehensive sexuality education for 8,000 youth age 12 to 18 in primary and secondary schools in Juárez.
The effort is part of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s groundbreaking Two Should Know initiative. It’s part of an overarching goal to bring about long-term improvement in sexual health across a lifespan and reduce negative health outcomes such as premature pregnancies, sexually transmitted infectio…
July 23, 2015
Myrna Deckert, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation for the past eight years, announced her retirement Friday. The Health Foundation’s Board of Directors will begin a search for a replacement and Deckert will continue in her role until a successor is named.
Long a pillar in the El Paso community and in non-profits across Texas and the nation, Deckert was named CEO of the Health Foundation in 2007. Under her leadership the Health Foundation has grown the number of program initiatives it supports to include a sharp focus on healthy eating and active living, mental and emotional we…
June 29, 2015
Dramatic change is taking shape in the fields of population health and medicine. This fast and progressive evolution in our community requires capable leadership. In response, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation created REALIZE, an innovative leadership development experience that helps ensure a network of leaders, who are committed to improving health for the benefit of future generations.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the REALIZE Cohort for 2015-16. These individuals will begin an intense nine-month experience starting in July, which is custom designed to…
June 29, 2015
Ageless Health - 2000-2007 Caring for the health of the 60 and over population
The value of a community and the structure of family life are in transformation due to the demographic shift in the increasing number of older people in our society. People over the age of 65 have more than doubled, and during the next 30 years, that number will double again.
Understanding the concerns of keeping the aging community healthy, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation created the Ageless Health Initiative. The initiative was designed to develop or expand volunteer-based projects to support the pr…
September 21, 2018
A few years ago, through the Smokefree Initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation), the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) took all subsidized public multi-unit housings (MUH) smoke-free. Public health students were trained to survey public housing residents and built a case…