October 30, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $870,000 under the Healthy Kids Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the region in high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 7-18 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working.
Funded organizations are:
Alianza para Colaboraciones Fronterizas A.C. - $59,428.09
*Ochéra Entrenando con…
October 22, 2019
Halloween is filled with friendly tricks, creative costumes and of course bags and bags of candy. It’s easy for children to detach themselves from healthy eating all October long especially on Halloween week. Here are some healthy alternatives the kids can enjoy and you can pass out when your doorbell rings:
- Juice boxes
- Granola bars
- Cutie oranges
- Dried fruit
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Safe Halloween!
October 14, 2019
Nearly one out of every five members of the Paso del Norte community have a behavioral health disorder and of those nearly 25% are living with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorder. While these figures fall in line with other communities, factors such as high levels of individuals with little or no health insurance coverage pose unique challenges in the border region. The stigma associated with the treatment of mental health in the Hispanic and military cultures can also make it difficult for individuals to seek out treatment and learn how to manage their illness. Mental…
October 14, 2019
Make sure to attend the last El Paso Giving Day workshop “Final Steps to Success for El Paso Giving Day.”
Thursday, October 24, 2019
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
3210 Dyer St.
El Paso, Texas 79930
This workshop is a webinar, so you may participate at Project Amistad or remotely from your home or office. Preregistration is located under the “Training” tab on elpasogivingday.org.
Remember to have your organization’s representative sign-in to be eligible for the “Workshop Winner” Raffle held at the end of the campaign!
For more information, please call…
October 14, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded six grants totaling more than $1.1 million under the Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Priority Area. The Priority Area purpose is to reduce the stigma and negative bias associated with mental illness, and to increase coordination and communication among regional stakeholders to improve the behavioral health system of care.
Funded organizations are:
Family Service of El Paso, Inc. - $304,809.00
People Empower El Paso (PEEP)
To provide National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) evidence-based programs…
September 18, 2019
Exploring Greater Impact Through Strategic Partnerships
REALIZE BOARD TRAINING FALL SUMMIT
The REALIZE Board Training Fall Summits are annual seminars focused on giving the region’s nonprofits the tools and understanding they need to grow and succeed. The Fall Summits are based on pressing topics noted by local nonprofit staff and leadership.
Las Cruces Fall Summit
Tue, Oct. 15 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico
3880 Foothills Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
El Paso Fall Summit
Wed., Oct. 16 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
September 9, 2019
The Out-of-School Time (OST) Library is an electronic, comprehensive resource for out of school time professionals, youth workers, grant writers, educators, policymakers, and researchers looking to further their knowledge and understanding of the importance of OST in the region. The library includes publications, training materials, webinars, tool kits and data on a variety of topics such as positive youth development, school health, and much more. Click here for more information.
Seeking qualifications from interested applicants for communication services related to prevention of drug use in vaping products
September 5, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) seeks qualifications (RFQ) from interested applicants for development of messages and communication tools for prevention of drug use in vaping products.
The selected consultant will be asked to:
Design communication strategy to address the growing problem of youth using vape products with THC oils. This will include communicating to youth, families and community, and education systems.
Implement communication strategy and support the Health Foundation to implement strategy in the fall 2019.
Design longer-term communication…
September 1, 2019
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, El Paso met an unwelcome visitor who brought both hate and violence to our community, killing 22, physically injuring 26, and traumatizing thousands more. Our beautiful, resilient community responded immediately and with overwhelming generosity, demonstrative of our community values: caring, compassionate and giving.
As CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and fellow-El Pasoan, I have had the opportunity to witness these qualities first hand. Within hours of the tragedy, we established the El Paso Victims Relief Fund in the Paso del Norte…
August 23, 2019
On September 1, 2019, Texas Tobacco 21, the law that raises the minimum legal sales age for tobacco from 18 years to 21 years, officially went into effect. The law includes violations for purchasing or attempting to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products, as well as the use or possession of these products.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Delaying the age when young people first begin using tobacco helps reduce the risk of becoming addicted. About 95 percent of all adults smokers started before the age of 21.
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte…
January 15, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to the nonprofit profile on GuideStar. Now community members as well as more than 10 million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about the Health Foundation’s goals, strategies, capabilities, and process. [Click…