December 8, 2020
In El Paso, family is everything. Many El Pasoans have been doing everything they can to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to their family, friends and neighbors by social distancing, wearing masks when out in public or simply by staying home.
But we should also be mindful of reducing the risk within the very place we may feel the most safe – our own homes. The average household in El Paso County includes more people than the average household nationally. Living with our extended families – our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles – is one of the many things…
November 23, 2020
THANKS - an expression of gratitude.
GRATITUDE - readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
KINDNESS - the quality of being friendly, considerate, and generous.
We are filled with thanks and gratitude for the kindness and generosity of our community. Thank you to thousands of individuals, families, corporations, foundations, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations for your partnership and support of our family of foundations in 2020. Stronger together, we rose to meet the challenges of this year and continue our work to improve health,…
November 23, 2020
The offices of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30.
Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
November 11, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Foundation’s Strategic Plan for Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL).
Specifically, the Health Foundation seeks LOIs to improve nutrition and increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior. A high-quality diet that includes fruits and vegetables and appropriate daily caloric intake, along with being physically active and minimizing sedentary time, can lower the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Preference will be given to approaches…
November 10, 2020
Tracy J. Yellen, CEO for the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was recognized by Texas CEO Magazine for her leadership responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Yellen was among 25 Texas-based CEOs - and two El Pasoans - recognized by the magazine for rising to the challenges brought on by the pandemic - shifting business priorities and responding to community needs. Ms. Yellen led the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation in their work providing health information, establishing funds to support the most…
October 26, 2020
Congratulations to ten participants of the United Way of El Paso County, Youth Leaders Society for completing the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s REALIZE Board Training. These participants graduated from the course with the knowledge and tips on how to successfully lead a nonprofit board in order to make a bigger impact on the community. The course is offered by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with United Way of El Paso County.
The REALIZE Board Training Course is designed to help leaders make a difference as members of nonprofit boards. The course is comprised of…
October 26, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are partnering with the County of El Paso to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 with targeted outreach in the outlying areas of El Paso County. The Foundations have engaged 30 promotoras in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas A&M University Colonias Program to help with the grassroots outreach.
The outreach efforts are incredibly timely as our community is experiencing record COVID-19 cases and an unsustainable surge in hospitalizations. The City of El Paso has urged residents to…
October 21, 2020
The El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium held its 6th Annual — and first virtual - Progress Summit on Wednesday, October 14th. More than 100 stakeholders joined the session to hear from nationally-renowned leaders in mental and behavioral health.
Tracy Yellen, CEO for Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Chair of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium, kicked-off the event recognizing the progress that mental health partners have made across continuum of care in El Paso County:
- Improved Crisis Care and Justice System coordination of care…
October 21, 2020
On November 4, 2020, Children at Risk and the Texas Family Leadership Council will come together to debrief on what the elections mean for Texas families and child advocates, and the policy agenda for the 87th Texas Legislative Session. Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, along with Debroah Zuloaga, President and CEO for the United Way of El Paso County, will serve on a panel with other expert advocates and community leaders to provide information on strategies related to the election, legislative priorities, community and business…
October 20, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 14 grants totaling more than $2.4 million under the Health Eating & Active Living, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being, Healthy Kids and Health Leadership priority areas.
Funded organizations are:
Healthy Eating Active Living
Paso del Norte Information Exchange (PHIX) - $444,400.00
Diabetes Management and Tracking
To develop a referral system to send/receive referrals/results electronically between diabetes medical and education providers. Also, to develop a Diabetes Data Workgroup to collect, share, and…
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…