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New staffer joins Health Foundation

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Kristina Sparkman to the team as an Accountant II. Kristina brings 14 years of nonprofit experience and over seven years in the accounting field. She will perform a variety of professional-level accounting duties, from payroll to budgets.

Kristina grew up in Houston, Texas, but is proud to call El Paso home. She holds a degree in accounting, business, and economics and is currently attending the University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and trying new foods in her free time. Her greatest motivation…

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Reach Resilience Awards Leadership grant for Children’s Mental Health

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to announce a $100,000 grant from Reach Resilience, an Endeavors Foundation initiative to emphasize the work of the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium and partner organizations to improve access to mental health services for children and youth in the El Paso region.

Reach Resilience was established in 2021 to build on Endeavors’ long-standing commitment to…

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2024 REALIZE Board Training – Lunch and Learn Schedule

February 20, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with United Way of El Paso County, is pleased to announce the 2024 spring REALIZE Board training – Lunch and Learn series.

REALIZE Board provides a variety of workshops, training, and summits to ensure the success of nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s communities. The curriculum includes courses with 1-hour modules focused on understanding board member roles and responsibilities as well as nonprofit board structures and fundraising.

Sessions are in person and located at the United Way of El Paso Auditorium (100 N….

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Paws on the Paso del Norte Trail

February 20, 2024

Join us for a pawsitively fun day out on the Playa Drain Trail! Bring your friends, family, and most importantly, your furry best friends to “Paws on the Trail!” Whether you are looking to make new fur-iends or just enjoy an bark-tastic day out, this event is the perfect way to add some pep in your step and some wag to your tail.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: William W. Cowan Swimming Pool on the Playa Drain Trail, 8100 Independence Dr.

Grab your dog leashes and walking shoes for a journey filled with barks, laughs, and maybe even a…

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Nominations are open for the 6th Annual US REALIZE Executive Cohort

February 9, 2024

The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) designed REALIZE Executive to create a dynamic network of skilled leaders committed to improving health now and for the benefit of future generations.

REALIZE Executive is a world-class leadership development experience custom-designed by international leadership experts and Health Foundation staff for top-level and emerging top-level management within the Paso del Norte region. The purpose of this leadership development experience is to…

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Attention local nonprofit organizations - Make your voices heard

January 23, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is administering a survey of nonprofits serving El Paso County. If you have not received a link via email and represent a nonprofit organization with a budget exceeding $25,000, kindly click the link below to request a copy of the survey. Your responses will help the PdNHF understand the makeup of nonprofits, including board and staff profiles, organization experiences and needs, financial profiles, and services offered. Your contributions will also improve an understanding of the nonprofit sector for others across the community….

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Health Foundation Announces New Board Officers Members for 2024

January 18, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce Annette Cordova-Hoy, MD, as Board Chair and Carlos Fernandez as Board Vice Chair of the 2024 Board of Directors.

As a retired physician, Ms. Cordova-Hoy has served on the board since 2018, including two terms as Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. Fernandez joined the Health Foundation board in 2020 and has served two terms as Chair of the Finance, Audit, and IT Committee. He is the Managing Director of Merrill Lynch.

The Health Foundation is also pleased to welcome three new board members elected…

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Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2024

January 18, 2024

As we enter into the new year, it’s the perfect time to prioritize your health and well-being. Adopting healthy habits is crucial for a balanced and fulfilling life. In 2024, let’s commit to making positive changes promoting health, including sensible eating, regular exercise, avoiding tobacco or vaping, and fostering our mental well-being. The Health Foundation supports grantees that work in each of these areas. You can learn more here or at the links below.

1. Sensible Eating:
Choose a variety of whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. These…

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2024 Health Foundation Funding Opportunity Schedule

January 18, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation provides funding opportunities to both current and potential grantees in our health priority areas using a Request for Proposal process. When an open funding opportunity is available, a call for Letters of Intent (LOI) is posted to the Health Foundation website.

We are pleased to share the 2024 Letter of Intent (LOI) schedule here and on our website at pdnhf.org. Sign up to be notified by email of funding opportunities. Make sure to follow the Health Foundation on…

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At Risk for Diabetes? Take the Risk Test

January 18, 2024

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the Diabetes Alliance and the El Paso Center for Diabetes, has been challenging the community to take the Diabetes Risk Test through the launch of new TV spots and other communications efforts.

If you feel like you may be at risk of diabetes, take the Risk Test. By answering a few questions, it will estimate the percentage of risk you may have. The questions include what your age, gender, and race are and the symptoms you may be experiencing, such as increased thirst, urination, and more. At the end of the test, you are given…

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