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Paso del Norte Health Foundation releases 2017 Annual Report

May 17, 2018

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation board and staff are pleased to announce the release of their 2017 Annual Report – Building Layers of Wellness (2017annualreport.pdnhf.org).

The online 2017 Report includes an accounting of the Health Foundation’s financial resources and the impact that these resources have made on health in the region. The Report also includes the work of the Health Foundation’s affiliated foundations: Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar. Our shared vision ensures…

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Ensuring that youth stay active and engaged in Ciudad Juárez

April 24, 2018

FEMAP has three simple and effective messages that guide its work with the youth of Ciudad Juárez: Education is important, develop your potential and do not stop learning, and watch your health.

“Every child is unique,” says María Eugenia Parra López, program coordinator for FEMAP, as she discusses FEMAP’s efforts to recruit 100 new youth for out-of-school programs through funding provided by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

FEMAP is a grantee of the Health Foundation’s IGNITE initiative. Its past efforts brought 350 disconnected youth into FEMAP programming and now,…

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The benefits from Mental Health First Aid training to hospital employees

April 23, 2018

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and New Mexico State University’s Crimson Research Center engaged in a collaborative partnership with Otero County leaders in 2016. Now in the second year of this effort, Otero County is embracing evidence-based trainings that contribute to reduction of negative bias associated with mental illness.

Jeanette Borunda, director of clinical services in behavioral medicine at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC), completed Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor training offered by Crimson Research. The MHFA program is recognized by the…

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El Pasoans receive free dental care services through generous contributions

April 23, 2018

On April 13 and 14, the El Paso District Dental Society partnered with the Texas Dental Association’s Smiles Foundation, Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation and dedicated volunteers to bring the largest, two-day dental clinic to El Paso. The Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing free basic dental care to Texans with limited resources and/or access to care.

The two-day event provided more than 830 patients with dental services; from tooth extractions, root canals, fillings, restorations of anterior and posterior teeth…

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Construction continues on the Playa Drain Trail

April 23, 2018

Construction crews continue to make progress on the Playa Drain Trail – most recently leveling the ground and adding concrete curbs that will be filled with asphalt from Carolina and Durrill Streets, and Mimosa Street to Riverside High School.

Construction is on schedule to be completed by the end of August 2018.

This 3.4-mile segment of the Playa Drain Trail project is a partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation), City of El Paso and El Paso Water. The Health Foundation is contributing $2.5 million for the design and construction of the trail from…

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Focus on healthy eating and active living during HEAL Week

April 23, 2018

The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) celebrated a week of events to raise awareness on the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the area of nutrition and obesity, and celebrate IHL partners dedicated to developing healthy habits for the people living in the Paso del Norte region.

As part of the HEAL Week celebration, the IHL honored La Semilla Food Center with the HEAL Hero Award. This award is given to an individual or organization that makes a significant contribution toward…

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Funding available for eligible organizations under IGNITE Initiative

March 27, 2018

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan for the IGNITE Initiative. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte Region. Click here for more information about grant guidelines.

Deadlines & Schedule:

  • Letters of intent due to Foundation via the Foundation’s online…
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Funding Opportunity under the Think.Change Initiative

March 21, 2018

Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit letters of intent (LOIs) under the Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative. After LOI review, selected agencies will be invited to submit a full proposal. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region. Click here for grant guidelines including what PDNHF does not fund.

Deadlines &…

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Health Foundation leaders among those inducted to the Women Hall of Fame

March 21, 2018

Nine outstanding women in the community were inducted into the 2018 El Paso Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame. These women were honored for the significant impact they have made in the El Paso community, either professionally or as a volunteer.

Special congratulations to Tracy Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, and Marina Monsisvais, Board Member, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, for their induction this year. Ms. Yellen is being honored in the Civic Leadership category; Ms. Monsisvais in the Social Media/Technology/Public Relations category. …

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Playa Drail Trail Construction Update

March 19, 2018

Construction of the 3.4-mile Playa Drain Trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School continues to move on schedule. Below are new photos of construction looking east from Ascarate Park and between Little Flower Rd. and Sparrow Dr.

The trail is a partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation), City of El Paso and El Paso Water. The Health Foundation is contributing $2.5 million for the design and construction of the trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The City of El Paso is contributing $300,000 from the Quality of Life Bond for trail…

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