September 14, 2016
Can children in middle school learn to eat their fruits and vegetables? Students at Hillcrest Middle School, Rio Bravo Middle School, and Valley View Middle School were put to the test as part of a project coordinated by New Mexico State University, Ysleta Independent School District, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.
The goal to increase fruit and vegetable consumption was set using techniques originating from a classical learning theory that reinforces and rewards healthy behaviors through deployment of small monetary incentives and through health-related messages during the…
September 14, 2016
Call it the power of partnerships. El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - El Paso Regional Campus (UT Health), and Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) are working together to educate youth about the dangers of tobacco.
Teens Against Tobacco Use is a collaboration that started in 2014-15 when Dr. Louis Brown, assistant professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science at UT Health, implemented the delivery of 160 anti-tobacco presentations by 60 students, reaching more than 2,500 students…
September 14, 2016
As students return to school in the fall, several will participate in a pilot program on teen dating violence prevention: Me and You Curriculum. At the request of the El Paso Independent School District, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation collaborated with Health Advocates, LLC to assist with the design and pilot testing of a regional dating violence prevention curriculum for middle and high school students.
Parents, school personnel, and students from local districts in Deming, NM, and El Paso, TX, participated in a needs assessment on dating violence prevention initiatives in their…
September 14, 2016
Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grantees in Mexico are working hard to make a measurable difference in health by providing children with healthy meals and physical activity opportunities through programs linked to the school day (before, during, or after school).
In Juárez, Arbol de Vida offers nutritious meals before and after school along with physical activity programming. Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz (CCOMPAZ) provides meals, teaches portion control and healthy food preparation, and offers physical activities for children. **In…
September 8, 2016
An El Paso life expectancy map shows that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life vary dramatically by neighborhood. Babies born in the Fort Bliss ZIP code of 79906 can expect to live 10 years longer than babies born in the ZIP code right next door, 79925, while the difference between Fort Bliss and Anthony (ZIP code 79821) is 13 years. The map is part of a series from the VCU Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. What can we do to #CloseHealthGaps across ZIP codes?
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August 31, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Have a safe and healthy holiday.
July 25, 2016
There is an important transformation taking place in Ciudad Juárez around a subject many adults have difficulty addressing with their adolescent children – how to lead healthy sexual lives.
“Sexuality, as a fundamental component of development, requires that education on this topic be a key task for the construction of a healthy society,” the FEMAP Foundation states in advocating for its “En Sexualidad, Tu Tienes la Palabra/With Sexuality, You Have a Voice” program.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF), through the Two Should Know initiative, continues to make an investment in…
July 22, 2016
The Paso del Norte Foundation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Anna Alemán as the new Executive Director for the Paso del Norte Foundation (PDNF), a public charity established in 2013 by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the resources available to improve well-being in the Paso del Norte region.
Alemán comes to PDNF with extensive experience in the binational nonprofit and philanthropic area. She previously served for 11 years as the Executive Director of the FEMAP Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to support the health, preventive health,…
July 20, 2016
Annual reports are significant investments for many organizations and a key communication vehicle. Technology has transformed the process, dissemination and cost associated with producing the traditional annual report. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has responded to this trend by featuring the 2015 annual report online to share the IMPACT the Health Foundation made over the past year.
We are interested in your feedback on this new approach and would like you to take a short four-question survey.
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June 30, 2016
In observance of the Fourth of July, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, July 5.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a safe and healthy weekend.
July 21, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation ended the year in 2020 with $256.3 million in assets, up from $130 million in 1995, keeping administrative expenses below 1 percent of foundation assets and bringing total grantmaking since inception to nearly $211 million.
Learn more about our contributions to expand the…