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A safe and healthy environment for children in Ciudad Juárez

June 20, 2022

For more than 30 years, Organización Popular Independiente, A.C. (OPI) has offered families in Ciudad Juárez a safe environment for children to engage in healthy programs and activities.

With more than 600 participants, ages 5 to 17 in the western area of Ciudad Juárez, MX, OPI’s Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes en Acción program provides out-of-school and summer activities that encourage a healthy future by promoting good decision-making, healthy friendships, academics, and emotional resilience.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with…

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Mental health resources are available when dealing with tragedy

May 24, 2022

It is heartbreaking to hear that yet another tragedy has occurred in our country and this time less than 500 miles from El Paso.

As we grieve and reflect, memories from our community’s experiences can create the need for assistance. Below are local resources that you can turn to for help.

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Healthy Paso del Norte - May Health Indicator

May 17, 2022

Licensed Professional Counselors

The Healthy Paso del Norte website is a free, publicly available resource developed by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation that includes population data and community health information for the Paso del Norte region.

This month, the Health Foundation invites you to learn more about Licensed Professional Counselor rates in El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and Doña Ana, Luna and Otero counties…

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New staff member joins Foundation team

May 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to welcome Diana Seabrooks as our new Accounting Support Assistant.

Ms. Seabrooks will support the Accounting/Finance Department working on Foundation payables, reports, and customer service.

Ms. Seabrooks grew up in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez and received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from BYU-Idaho in 2021 with emphasis in Finance. She has three children, and in her spare time enjoys food, reading books and spending time with her parents, who she visits in Juárez every weekend. …

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El Paso County ARPA – Notice of Funding Opportunity

May 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to share the County of El Paso’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for ~$9.7 million in ARPA funds that the County of El Paso has earmarked to support nonprofits and other entities addressing high priority needs in El Paso County. The County contracted with the Foundations to help facilitate the development, review, and recommendations related to ARPA Funds and related NOFO.

Eligible organizations are invited to submit an application through the Health Foundation’s…

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Calling Nonprofits!

May 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PdNCF) in partnership with Microsoft introduces the inaugural Gator Tank — a social impact competition in a fast-pitch style to help local nonprofit organizations exercise their skills and gain resources needed to support their missions.

Gator Tank provides small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations the opportunity to train, grow resources, and expand programs. This unique fundraising model will bring together nonprofit organizations, mentors, and funders to think creatively to not only win monetary prizes, but to expand impact in our…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso staff now certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid

May 17, 2022

As part of National Mental Health Awareness month, we recognize the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso (BBBS) in their efforts to improve the mental health of the community.

Through a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso is educating our community about the myths and facts surrounding youth mental health and emotional well-being. BBBS of El Paso staff is now certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and available to provide training for mentors, parents, guardians, board members, community partners and…

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Can you smell the difference?

May 17, 2022

Knowing that vapes can smell like bubble gum and cotton candy, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation put parents to the test.

Click here to watch video.

This is part of the Health Foundation’s Vape-Free campaign developed to educate parents not only how to spot a vape but to smell the difference.

For more information on tips and conversation starters for parents on vaping, visit vapefreepdn.org.

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We Stand with Uvalde and Buffalo

May 17, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are heartbroken over the horrific shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York. No child, teacher, individual, family, school, or community should have to experience such violence and hate. We stand with Uvalde and Buffalo and continue to remember those taken during the August 3rd shooting in El Paso.

For more information on how you can support the victims and communities of Uvalde and Buffalo, visit the [Uvalde Strong Survivors…

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The power of partnerships to improve health on the border

April 19, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to share an article published in the El Paso Inc by Morgan Smith on the work of the Health Foundation’s long-time grantee and partner, Border Partners, and their efforts to improve health in Palomas, Mexico, located on the U.S./Mexico border across from Columbus, New Mexico. The Health Foundation is proud to partner with local organizations like Border Partners to promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.

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