Healthy Eating Call for Letter of Intent (LOI)

November 8, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote healthy eating, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption. Population and individual-level strategies will be considered.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region. See the Grant Center on the Paso del Norte Health Foundation website for more information about grant guidelines.

Deadlines & Schedule:

  • Letters of intent due via the…
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Juárez Giving Day - Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in the Juárez Community

October 24, 2022

Fundación Paso del Norte, our sister foundation in Ciudad Juárez, is launching the first Juárez Giving Day in partnership with HIPGive. This online charitable giving campaign will take place from November 8 - 30, to highlight the work of nonprofit organizations and ignite the spirit of giving in the Juárez community.

The Fundación Board has approved $15,000 in matching funds and incentives to help the participating agencies inspire more engagement and donations.

Organizations or agencies that work or implement projects in Ciudad Juárez with at least two-years of uninterrupted…

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COVID-19 Kiosk testing available

October 24, 2022

The City of El Paso is offering free COVID-19 testing through kiosks located in various locations across the city.

The kiosks will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for Al Jefferson – West Transit Center.

Kiosk Locations:

  • Esperanza Acosta Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Pebble Hills
    Located on the exterior of the building adjacent to the rear parking lot

  • Arturo “Tury” Benavides Cielo Vista Transit Center, 1165 Sunmount
    Located on the exterior adjacent to other vending machines

  • Al Jefferson Westside Transit Center, 7535 Remcon

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Mustard Seed Café Promotes Amigos Healthy Eating and Healthy Living Program

October 23, 2022

Developing healthy eating habits can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with a variety of organizations to promote healthy eating across the region.

The Mustard Seed Café and Amigos Garden recently received a grant through the Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Initiative to provide healthier meals at the cafe with the hiring of a part-time nutrition educator and nutritional and gardening classes to their Vida Natural program participants.

Nutritional classes include…

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Coming Soon! New Paso del Norte Trail Segment on Magoffin Avenue

October 23, 2022

Progress continues to take place in the development of the Paso del Norte Trail. The Health Foundation has worked in collaboration with other organizations to develop a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regional landmark that promotes active transportation, preserve the history and culture of the region, supports economic development, and make healthy living the easy choice for our binational community.

Magoffin Shared-Use Path

The City of El Paso, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, will install a shared used path along…

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Save the Date! Rise Above – Trauma-Informed Care Conference

October 23, 2022

In partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the El Paso Child Guidance Center and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce the inaugural Rise Above Conference and launch of the West Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium (WTTICC).

The conference will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the El Paso Community College Administration building, Auditorium and provide excellent learning opportunities for individuals looking to improve their knowledge, skills, and competence in trauma-informed practices.

The signature…

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Healthy Halloween!

October 23, 2022

With a little creativity, you can find fun ways to make Halloween fun, spooky and a little healthier, too.

Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you and your family enjoy a healthy Halloween:

  1. Have a healthy meal BEFORE heading out to trick-or-treat.
  2. Walk from door-to-door instead of driving.
  3. Check expiration dates and inspect all edibles before allowing children to eat them.
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EPCC Recognized for Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus

October 23, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation together with the American Heart Association and Paso de Norte Tobacco Control Network recognized El Paso Community College (EPCC) for becoming a Tobacco-Free campus at the Lung. Live. El Paso. Emerging Issues in Commercial Tobacco and Vaping Conference held at EPCC on October 21st.

EPCC was recognized for their commitment to a clean air environment by updating their policies to protect students, staff and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure on all their campuses. Kayla Madrid, EPCC student, shared her support of EPCC’s action to become…

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REALIZE Executive kicks-off leadership training

October 23, 2022

The 5th U.S. REALIZE Executive leadership experience kicked-off in October with a three-day off-site excursion in Sacramento, New Mexico. The 20-member cohort participated in intensive leadership sessions that focused on situational leadership and team building. The cohort also participated in outdoors activities that involved Geocaching, ATV riding and archery.

“Being part of the REALIZE Leadership program represents a one-of-a kind experience to take my leadership skills to the next level, while going through a transformational experience with some of El Paso’s best and brightest,”…

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REALIZE Board Training Program: Lunch & Learn!

October 23, 2022

With funding support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, 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 on a board or hope to do so in the future, REALIZE Board has a variety of workshops and training modules available to ensure nonprofit boards of directors are prepared to undertake their critical responsibilities.

The next REALIZE Board Training Lunch & Learn Program sessions are set for this November, including:

  • Fundraising Fundamentals – on Tuesday,…
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