June 30, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange, PDN HIE, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA). Texas HIE Accreditation ensures HIEs within Texas are inter-operable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure and proper exchange of health information in accordance with established laws and public policy.
“Protecting the privacy and security of patient data is a…
June 27, 2016
I had the distinct honor of being named the CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) and our affiliated foundations just six months ago. As you can imagine, it’s been a busy transition. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte and to so many in our community for your support.
In this short time, the business of the Health Foundation has continued full steam. We held our annual meeting in May; welcomed new board officers and board members; continued…
June 24, 2016
The 2016 Las Cruces Pride celebration held on June 22 marked its third straight year as a smoke-free event thanks to the work of Families and Youth, Inc. and A Smoke Free Paso del Norte.
Families and Youth, Inc. (FYI) has been providing tobacco prevention and education in Doña Ana County since 1995, and one of its biggest victories came in 2014 when it convinced Las Cruces Pride celebration organizers to make the entire event tobacco-free.
The gay pride celebration had provided some smoke-free areas at the annual event since 2010, but that wasn’t good enough for Javier Garcia, lead…
June 24, 2016
A consortium of foundations, nonprofit organizations and community leaders are thrilled to announce the launch of El Paso’s first Giving Day, give-EP – a 24-hour online, charitable giving drive designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region to support causes in the community where we live, work and play.
El Paso is joining a nationwide trend in promoting local philanthropy through a community Giving Day. The inaugural give-EP will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The initiative’s goals are to promote philanthropy in the community, attract new and younger…
June 23, 2016
The Paso del Norte Institute for Health Living is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator. This person will manage media relations, organizational presence on the web and through social media, and participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communication plans and products.
For more information, visit www.pdnihf.org.
June 20, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling more than $666 thousand under the Tobacco and Alcohol Control Priority Area – A Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative.
The purpose of A Smoke Free Paso del Norte initiative is to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region by reducing smoking. Top priorities include preventing the initiation of smoking in youth, making cessation programs widely available, and promoting smoke-free environments. Program partners work on a range of prevention strategies including advocating for smoke and…
June 6, 2016
Graduates from the REALIZE Leadership program participated in a hands-on practical session assessing their current performance management systems against best practices. The session provided insight and information in building an action plan for developing a Performance Management Strategy and System.
The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health.
To learn more about the REALIZE Leadership program, [click…
June 6, 2016
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation Board and Staff are pleased to release the 2015 Annual Report for the Health Foundation and affiliated Foundations, Paso del Norte Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar.
A snapshot of the 2015 Annual Report is available by clicking on the link.
Fundación Paso del Norte celebrate its Launch Event; Announces $1 Million Hunt Family Foundation Challenge Grant
May 27, 2016
The Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar celebrated its establishment in Ciudad Juárez with board members, staff, community leaders and stakeholders at its “Dando el primer paso” launch event on
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6 p.m. Museo de la Revolución en la Frontera.
Fundación Board Chairman, Benjamin Torres-Barron, shared the mission of the new Fundación Paso del Norte, established in 2015 by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, and to improve the quality of life of children, youth and families in Ciudad Juárez by leading, advancing and promoting initiatives, programs…
May 26, 2016
Through grant funding provided by the PdNHF to the County of El Paso under the Think.Change initiative, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office designed a three-pronged campaign to provide education to jail staff, inmates and family members to help address mental health.
Specifically, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office:
- Certified three officers as Mental Health First Aid Instructors, who have, in turn trained 234 detention supervisors and detention officers over the past 17 months in Mental Health First Aid. Training attendees have provided extensive positive feedback and expressed…
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…