State funding to help connect sections of the Paso del Norte Trail

November 17, 2023

The Texas Transportation Commission announced more than $345 million for new sidewalks, bikeways, and other types of infrastructure to help improve safety and enhance quality of life in Texas communities.

Funding will support 83 projects across Texas – including 2 projects along the 68-mile Paso del Norte Trail for more than $26 million.

El Paso County will receive $10,116,918 for the Alamo Alto segment of the Paso del Norte to construct more than 4.8 miles of shared path along Alameda Avenue from Grace Street in Fabens to Farm Road 1109 in the town of Tornillo, parallel to IH 20….

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Working together to make safe routes to school possible for children

November 15, 2023

Davenport Elementary students and PE staff recently participated in a Safe Routes to School event guided by the El Paso Police Department as they walked to a neighborhood park during PE. This activity is a partnership between the El Paso Health Department, Action for Healthy Kids, and the Health Foundation’s Physical Activity Initiative aimed to make it safer for students to walk and bike to school and encourage more physical activity.

Nationally, 10%–14% of car trips during morning rush hour are for school travel. By identifying safe routes to school and promoting physical…

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Working to build board leadership skills

November 15, 2023

Are you looking to learn critical responsibilities while serving on a nonprofit board? Make plans to join us at the next REALIZE Lunch & Learn session.

The Board’s Fiscal Responsibility
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Stanton Tower Boardroom, 100 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901

Each course has a cost of $20, which includes lunch, access to all supplemental course materials, and an interactive activity per course. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

REALIZE Lunch & Learn is funded by the Health Foundation in partnership with United…

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Our CEO honored for her work in the community

November 15, 2023

Congratulations to our CEO, Tracy J. Yellen, and the cohort of El Paso women leaders for their recognition by Leadership Texas for their contributions to our community.

More than 85 members of the Leadership Texas Class of 2023, the oldest women’s leadership program in the country, visited El Paso to learn about the city’s issues, culture, and environment and to recognize the hard work of the women in the community.

Leadership Texas is the country’s longest-running women’s leadership program, providing networking opportunities for the past 40 years to women at all political,…

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Healthy recipes to share on Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023

Are you looking for healthy side dishes or desserts to share with your family and friends this Thanksgiving? Try these delicious recipes from @El Paso Center for Diabetes that are easy to make and will have your guests asking for seconds.

Cauliflower Mash
Broccoli with Raisins & Peanuts
Black Bean & Pumpkin Brownies

For more healthy and tasty recipes or information on how to manage your diabetes, visit epdiabetes/now-what/.

Wishing you a healthy and safe Thanksgiving from the Health Foundation and the El Paso Center for Diabetes.

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Healthy Eating Call for Letters of Intent

October 26, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote healthy eating, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption. For more information, click here.

Deadlines & Schedule

  • Letters of intent due via the Foundation’s online application system: December 6, 2023
  • Invitations for full proposals announced: January 5, 2024
  • Invited applicants may meet with the Program Officer before submitting a full proposal.
  • Full…
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El Paso Chamber honors Health Foundation as 2023 Nonprofit of the Year

October 23, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is honored to be recognized as the 2023 Nonprofit of the Year by the El Paso Chamber. Presented during the Chamber’s “Proximo El Paso” event, the award was created to acknowledge a local organization, voted by the community, demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, and innovative contributions for the betterment of the people of El Paso.

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November REALIZE Lunch and Learn Sessions

October 13, 2023

The REALIZE Lunch & Learn series continues with three courses in November designed to train nonprofit board members on essential board member knowledge and skills so they can be a greater asset to the organizations and people they serve.

Fundraising Fundamentals
Tuesday, November 2, 2023

The Board’s Role in Fiscal Oversight and Accountability
Tuesday, November 15, 2023

The Board’s Fiscal Responsibility
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

All meetings are from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Check-in begins at 11:15 am; box lunches are provided.
Stanton Tower…

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New staff member joins Foundation team

October 13, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation are pleased to welcome Jocelynn Mireles as our new Operations Support Assistant.

Jocelynn is the friendly face you first meet when visiting our office. She is responsible for providing administrative and general support for the foundations.

Jocelynn grew up in Denton, TX, and received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Texas A&M - San Antonio. She has a passion for animals and enjoys volunteering at various animal rescues in El Paso. When she is not volunteering, she spends her time hiking,…

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Sharing with teachers how to cultivate a school garden

October 13, 2023

La Semilla’s Edible Education Team recently hosted their 2nd Teacher Knowledge Exchange at Zia Middle School in Las Cruces, NM. Teachers learned how to cultivate a school garden with hands-on skills from planting to harvesting and classroom cooking.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation funds the Edible Education program that aims to provide gardening, nutrition, and cooking training to at least 1,500 students, teachers, and families in El Paso, TX, and Doña Ana County, NM.

La Semilla Food Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Anthony, NM, that fosters a healthy,…

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