October 20, 2020
Jana Renner, program officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was a guest speaker at the Texas Trails and Active Transportation (TTAT) Conference on Friday, October 16. This year’s virtual conference brought together enthusiasts in active transportation and recreation to share approaches from around Texas and the world. The focus areas included issues related to economic development, health, safety, and many other topics relevant to advancing active transportation and trails.
Ms. Renner’s session “Building a vision for a county-wide trail through health advocacy in the Paso del…
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…
Funding Opportunity for nonprofit organizations in COVID-19 Recovery, Preparedness, and Transformation
October 5, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) seeks Letters of Intent (LOI) from eligible organizations to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare for a potential second wave or future crisis, and transform their operations for future success.
As the Paso del Norte region begins to emerge from the devastating immediate impacts of COVID-19, the Health Foundation seeks to support nonprofit organizations in their organizational recovery, preparedness, and transformation through grant funding and technical assistance.
Qualified organizations are asked to…
September 30, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $503,000 under the Behavioral Health Consortium and Health Leadership priority areas.
Funded organizations are:
El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium
Borderland Rainbow Center - $14,670.00
Creating Culturally Competent Services for Deaf Clients
To provide the Deaf Cultural Competency Training project for over 300 mental health professionals in the greater El Paso area to reduce negative bias and improve competency in provision of services to Deaf clients, thereby lowering the…
September 29, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to congratulate Children at Risk’s Healthcare Hero Awardee, Dr. Jacob Hydemann and Outstanding Child Advocate Nominees, Dr. Sylvia Acosta and Dr. Kristina D. Mena.
These individuals will be recognized at the Children at Risk “A Night at the Texas Academy Awards of Child Advocacy” on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 pm on Facebook live broadcast (facebook.com/childrenatrisk).
Dr. Hydemann is in private practice and among six other healthcare heroes in the state of Texas recognized for their dedication to improving the lives of children….
September 24, 2020
Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation, will participate in a lightening talk to share her experiences “Responding to and Rebuilding after Crisis” at Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference: Roadshow Edition – One Day, Eight Cities, A Million Ways to Impact,” set for October 21st.
Foundation leaders throughout the southwest will gather in person or through digital streaming options to attend the conference and connect with other foundations. Small in-person events will be held in eight Southwest cities: Albuquerque,…
September 20, 2020
On September 29, 2020, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of promoting health and preventing disease in the region.
In 1995, the Health Foundation was founded with the proceeds from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The groundbreaking transaction established a perpetual foundation dedicated to leading, leveraging and investing in initiatives, priorities and programs that promote health and prevent disease in our binational, tri-state region.
Since its inception, the Health Foundation has grown its initial $130 million in…
September 20, 2020
The 6th Annual El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium Progress Summit will be held
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The event brings together behavioral health stakeholders, health professionals, civic and business leaders, and public officials to recognize efforts of local organizations and agencies working together to improve community mental health and addiction service and support systems. This year the event will be held in a virtual…
September 18, 2020
For the lives she touched, contributions she made, and legacy she leaves
Myrna served as CEO of YWCA El Paso del Norte Region for more than 30 years, growing the organization from an annual budget of $150,000 when she joined in 1970 to over $35 million when she retired in 2002, making it the largest YWCA in the country. However, those numbers do little to actually illustrate the impact Myrna had on YWCA and the El Paso community. She was an incredible leader who is largely responsible for creating the YWCA we all know today.
In her time as CEO, Myrna engaged…
September 11, 2020
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of our former CEO, Myrna J. Deckert. Myrna served as CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation from 2007-2016.
She was an extraordinary leader committed to improving health, education, economic development, and quality of life in our region. While at the Health Foundation, Myrna developed a Regional Framework for Health to promote health and prevent disease. She helped found the REALIZE leadership development program, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar, and PHIX Health Information Exchange. …
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…