August 20, 2020
Congratulations El Paso! For the third time in just over a decade, El Paso was named an All-American City. El Paso was among 10 communities selected for their outstanding civic achievement by the All-American City judges, which is sponsored by the National Civic League (NCL).
NCL is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities. The All-American City Award focuses on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health and well-being in local communities. This is one of the highest awards any American…
August 18, 2020
There is a lot of advice available online right now about how to keep yourself physically healthy during the coronavirus pandemic such as staying physically active, washing your hands, wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing. Managing your mental health during this time is just as vital to your overall well-being.
As the school year begins, parents and caregivers are feeling the extra anxiety and stress about keeping their families safe. It is more important than ever to have realistic expectations about how much we can truly control during these ever-changing times….
August 18, 2020
The Out-of-School Time (OST) Library is an electronic, comprehensive resource for out-of-school time professionals, grant writers, educators, policymakers, researchers, and others looking to increase their knowledge and support on 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. New resources include best practices and reopening guidelines among other tools related to OST and COVID-19. [Click…
July 23, 2020
A couple of years ago a group of individuals, businesses, elected officials, and service organizations came together to form the El Paso Mobility Coalition (EMCO). The organization is housed within the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. The stated goals and objectives of the coalition are to advance and support transportation initiatives in the El Paso region. One of the roadways that has risen to the top of the list of needs is the I-10 Corridor, El Paso’s major throughway and connector.
Some facts about I-10 in downtown:
- Traffic increased up to 34% in the last 10 years
- It has the…
July 22, 2020
As part of National Minority Mental Health month, NAMI El Paso, in partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative is hosting its 7th Annual Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Community Forum.
The forum will focus on topics ranging from postpartum, LGBT, cultural competency, racial trauma, and more!
Monday, July 27
Wednesday, July 29
Friday, July 31
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
To register or for more information, click here.
July 22, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was recently named a recipient of the 2020 SHIFT Award for their work on the Paso del Norte Trail.
The SHIFT Award recognizes individuals, initiatives or organizations from around the United States, that advances or promotes the health benefits of outdoor recreation. This year, more than 25 initiatives were selected for awards in the categories of Non-Profit Leadership; Public Land-Management Innovation; Youth Engagement; Research; and Health and Nature Champion. The Health Foundation was selected under the Non-Profit Leadership category. For a list…
July 21, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling more than $755,000 under the Shift + and Healthy Kids Initiatives. The purpose of the Shift+ initiative is to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in all ages, and the Healthy Kids initiative’s goal is to improve a range of healthy outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in high quality programs during out-of-school hours.
Funded organizations are:
Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense A.C. - $132,452.10
2020-21 Alianza Paso del Norte Health Foundation y Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense…
July 16, 2020
Nurses, physicians and non-clinicians are encouraged to volunteer as soon as possible
El Paso healthcare workers, the community needs your specialized skills to help with the current surge of COVID-19 cases. EP MedCorps was established earlier this year in order to recruit healthcare volunteers in the event of a crisis.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in El Paso County, EP MedCorps encourages nurses, physicians and non-clinicians of all specialties and backgrounds to volunteer. Nurses, the El Paso healthcare community needs your help now more than ever.
July 16, 2020
The Paso del Norte Trail (PdN Trail) is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop a 68-mile long trail in El Paso County that begins near Gadsden Middle School and ends at the County Line Lakes. The goal is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of our region, highlights the Rio Grande river, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and volunteer opportunities, and makes healthy living the easy choice for our unique, bi-national community….
July 16, 2020
Awareness Campaign Launches in Borderland to Better Educate Adults
Recent focus group interviews conducted in the El Paso and Las Cruces area confirmed that middle school and high school-aged students often know more about e-cigarettes and vaping than their parents. The interviews, conducted by the A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in coordination with the YMCA of El Paso, is the basis of a new educational effort designed to inform adults about vaping among kids in the border region.
“There are so many issues facing families today,”…
November 23, 2020
THANKS - an expression of gratitude.
GRATITUDE - readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
KINDNESS - the quality of being friendly, considerate, and generous.
We are filled with thanks and gratitude for the kindness and generosity of our community. Thank you to thousands…