Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

July 18, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

This month, the Health Foundation invites you to explore the regional data on adults and their consumption of fruits and vegetables in El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and Doña Ana, Luna and Otero counties in New Mexico as compared to the rest of Texas and the United States.

The Healthy Paso del Norte website is a free, publicly available resource supported by the Health Foundation that includes population data and community health information…

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Diabetes and Foot Care

July 18, 2022

Foot and lower limb complications can be common in people with diabetes. Due to nerve damage and poor blood circulation in the legs and feet, individuals may not feel a foot injury or wound. If left untreated, an infection can occur and make it more difficult to heal.

Click on video to learn helpful information on how you can start caring for your feet from local podiatrist, Dr. Efren Buff De La Rosa.

For more helpful tips on foot care [click…

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2021 Annual Report - Investing in Positive Behaviors

July 18, 2022

In 2021, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation worked to promote health and prevent disease through grantmaking, collaboration, communications, and advocacy in three main priority areas – Healthy Living, Disease Prevention and Management and Health Leadership.

To promote positive behaviors that included healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and disconnected youth, the Health Foundation invested $3.5 million to support 44 grants under the Healthy Living priority area.

Click here to learn more.

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Local artist brings to life the work done on smoking and vaping in our region

June 23, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with local artist and graphic designer Vanessa Clark to artistically bring to life the work of the Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Initiative.

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, which was launched in 1999 to provide a comprehensive tobacco control initiative founded on CDC best practices.

The Tobacco Control Network is a collaboration of key stakeholders working to help inform the public on the importance of knowing the facts…

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A safe and healthy environment for children in Ciudad Juárez

June 20, 2022

For more than 30 years, Organización Popular Independiente, A.C. (OPI) has offered families in Ciudad Juárez a safe environment for children to engage in healthy programs and activities.

With more than 600 participants, ages 5 to 17 in the western area of Ciudad Juárez, MX, OPI’s Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes en Acción program provides out-of-school and summer activities that encourage a healthy future by promoting good decision-making, healthy friendships, academics, and emotional resilience.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with…

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Men's Health Month - Explore the regional data on adult men 65+ who receive prevention services

June 20, 2022

In acknowledgement of Men’s Health Month, the Healthy Paso del Norte explores the data on adult men 65+ who have received recommended prevention services during the past year. Prevention services include: an influenza vaccination in the past year, a sigmoidoscopy within the past five-years and a fecal occult blood test within the past three-years, or a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

It is important to note that data on all services in the core set are not available…

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Learn how decisions made in the Texas Capitol affect life in El Paso

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation are proud to sponsor The Texas Tribune “Inside the Interim with El Paso Lawmakers.”

Texas’ state lawmakers have their work cut out for them in the next legislative session. There’s a list of concerns piling up, including abortion, voting, gun violence and more. Hear firsthand how El Paso-area lawmakers plan to address these critical issues. Panelist include: state Sen. César Blanco, state Reps. [**Joe…

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Improving the health of the region through grantmaking

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) has been committed to helping our region thrive for more than 25 years. We are focused on our purpose to promote health and prevent disease through active partnerships with board members, staff, grantees, stakeholders, and friends to achieve the possible: happy, healthy, and productive lives for the people of our binational, tri-state region.

We are pleased to share our impact as the result of valued partnerships to effectively plan and implement programs to improve health and quality of life in the region. The Health…

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Training board members to ensure successful nonprofits

June 20, 2022

As a nonprofit board member, you have the opportunity to make an impact in the community. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the United Way of El Paso County is ensuring the success of nonprofit organizations in our region by offering REALIZE Board Training.

Whether you currently serve or hope to do so in the future, REALIZE Board has a variety of workshops, and training available to ensure nonprofit boards of directors are prepared to undertake their critical responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit board.

Select from a variety of trainings:


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Two nonprofits receive support from Health Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) is pleased to announce the selection of El Paso Center for Diabetes and Creative Kids as recipients of the DRK funding and organizational coaching. Each nonprofit organization will receive financial support in the form of an unrestricted $100,000 grant along with support from experienced executives from business, healthcare, and government.

“The Health Foundation has invested in this partnership…

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