January 22, 2021
The COVID-19 section of ReducetheRisk915.org has been recently updated. Visit the web site to learn more about how to slow the spread, get updated vaccine information from the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health, or take a survey from El Paso County about how to ensure an effective on-going community-wide response.
January 12, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 19. Sorry for any inconvenience. Have a safe and healthy day.
January 8, 2021
The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is providing small businesses – including nonprofit organizations - with the resources to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead/administrative expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
**The last day to apply for 1st or 2nd draw PPP loans is…
January 6, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Lisa Saenz as Chair and Charles de Wetter as Vice-Chair for the 2021 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Ms. Saenz has served on the board since 2015, serving as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Finance, Audit and IT Committee. Ms. Saenz is Executive Vice President-CFO for WestStar Bank. Mr. de Wetter joined the board in 2015. He served as the Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. de Wetter is a broker for Coldwell Banker Legacy.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation also welcomed Amy Marcus, community advocate,…
January 4, 2021
Since March, the El Paso community has learned to adapt and continues to do so in the face of the obstacles COVID-19 has placed in front of us. With all the uncertainty that 2020 offered, it is imperative in the new year, now more than ever, to stay healthy during the pandemic. Getting all recommended vaccines, including the flu vaccine, is one way to remain vigilant.
“Flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms share some similarities. If you have received a flu vaccine, that may help to eliminate one concern when you start feeling ill,” said Dr. Alison Days of Healthy Days…
December 15, 2020
The offices of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1 in observance of the December Holidays and New Year. We will reopen on Monday, January 4.
Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season!
December 14, 2020
In late 2019, the City of Alamogordo and the Otero County Health Council, with support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, set out to improve the Alamogordo area mental health system of care by implementing a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) project. This large-scale coordinated effort required partnerships with healthcare system, crisis response providers and peer recovery specialists in the City of Alamogordo and within Otero County.
Alamogordo’s MCRT project works to reduce unnecessary law enforcement involvement when calls are made to 9-1-1, the New Mexico Crisis and Access…
December 14, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) is pleased to invite proposals for Community Outreach Worker (promotora outreach) programs designed to address the dynamic COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Foundation has a 25-year history of thought leadership, collaboration and grantmaking to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region. As modern lifestyle chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are leading causes death and disability, the Health Foundation’s focus over this time has been on lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, exercise,…
December 10, 2020
By Dr. Robert Kirken, Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso
It’s been nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic took over our daily lives. From working and schooling at home, to social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing masks – we’ve heard from numerous health officials, the media and public servants what we should be doing.
“What we need now is for every single person in our community to step up, be a leader and model those good behaviors that can help reduce the risk of spreading this deadly disease,” says El Paso County Commissioner David…
December 9, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is thankful to Steve Hamblin, CEO of JAG Apparel, for the donation of 20,000 hand-washable Flexmasks. The masks will be distributed by promotoras to those most in need in the County of El Paso. This effort is part of the El Paso United COVID-19 Transition Task Force working to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other challenges during this unprecedented time.
For more information, visit www.reducetherisk915.org.
June 23, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 8 grants totaling more than $1.2 million for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative under the Healthy Living Priority Area. The purpose of the HEAL Initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families in…