February 20, 2019
The Paso del Norte Institute for Health Living is delivering a series of workshops to train allied health and fitness professionals on evidence-based approaches for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. Participants gain basic knowledge of adaptations to traditional exercise programming for adults with obesity, and how to safely begin an exercise program. The workshops emphasize practical, tailored, everyday approaches to help patients/clients safely and effectively engage in exercise prescriptions in clinical, home-based, and community settings. The program is funded by the Paso…
February 19, 2019
On Tuesday, February 19, El Paso Inc. recognized Beto O’Rourke as El Pasoan of the Year and Ruben Garcia with the Community Spirit Award. These two individuals were honored for their dedication and tireless work on behalf of this community and others. El Paso Inc. names an El Pasoan of the Year annually to celebrate important achievements and to encourage others to realize their potential. Since 1996, it has been a tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to our community.
In addition to receiving their awards, El Paso Inc. made a monetary contribution to…
February 18, 2019
Give a little; Help a lot. The Loaves and Fishes Fund supports organizations that provide hope, dignity and aid to El Paso’s homeless by pooling the donations of countless donors no matter how small the amount.
To learn more about this fund or to start one of your own, contact the Paso del Norte Community Foundation at 915-218-2641 or visit pdnfoundation.org. Click here to sign up to receive Paso del Norte Community Foundation news alerts.
February 18, 2019
The El Paso County Parks & Recreation Department has made parking easily available for those traveling to enjoy the Playa Drain Trail at the Ascarate Park entrance. Starting February 9, 2019, the County Tax office parking lot will be open daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. The designated parking lot is located on 301 Manny Martinez Drive.
“We want everyone to stay active and enjoy the trail,” said County Commissioner David Stout. “The open parking lot allows for cyclist, runners and walkers to have easy access to the trail without having to worry about a place to park their…
February 14, 2019
Soon, individuals will have access to a new trail segment that will connect safe routes to neighborhood destinations and provide greater opportunities for increased physical activity.
This new trail segment will run along the Franklin Canal from Presa Place to Loop 375 in the Lower Valley and is part of the overall Paso del Norte Trail that will stretch 60-miles along El Paso County. TXDoT, El Paso County Water District, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation are working together as part of the Alameda construction project.
February 11, 2019
The City of El Paso will receive approximately $2.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the allocation of large-scale projects that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The community is being asked to provide feedback on which of these projects they would like to see developed in their neighborhoods. The polling campaign will continue until March 2, 2019. For a list of projects and to take the poll, click here. For more information, call 915-212-1722.
February 7, 2019
Congratulations to Annette Torres for receiving the 2019 Pillar of Health Award by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health. This award recognizes departmental employees, City departments and community individuals and organizations that have contributed substantially to regional Public Health goals and improvements in 2018.
Ms. Torres has helped to support local coalitions pass tobacco ordinances in Anthony and San Elizario as well as a tobacco free policy for El Paso County. She has also helped to support the City of El Paso in its adoption of a social host…
February 7, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling more than $194 thousand under the Health Leadership Priority Area – REALIZE Initiative.
The goal of the REALIZE Initiative is to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health. With strengthened leadership in place, regional organizations and individuals are better positioned to promote health and prevent disease.
Newly funded organizations are:
United Way of El Paso County - $132,971.00
REALIZE Board Training
To strengthen nonprofit…
January 18, 2019
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is a trusted partner in support of the Bowie Jardin, Cocina & Mercado Fund. This fund has three components that teaches students how to plant and cultivate fresh food, cook and prepare nutritious meals and manage an entrepreneurial business. To learn more about this fund or start one of your own, visit pdnfoundation.org.
January 18, 2019
In 2018, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation invested nearly $10 million in grants/contracts designed to promote health and prevent disease in the region. Grants were awarded in the Health Foundation’s five priority areas: Healthy Eating Active Living, Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention, Mental Health and Emotional Well-being and Health Leadership. We are pleased to share the list of active grants for 2018 on our website, click here to view.
The Health Foundation provides opportunities to apply for grant funding in the five priority areas throughout…
August 23, 2019
On September 1, 2019, Texas Tobacco 21, the law that raises the minimum legal sales age for tobacco from 18 years to 21 years, officially goes into effect. The law includes violations for purchasing or attempting to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products, as well as the use or possession of these…