Making a healthy difference throughout the region

February 2, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation and the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar are a family of foundations that collaborate to improve health and quality of life in the Paso del Norte region through leadership, grantmaking, and leveraging philanthropy.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is a U.S. private foundation established in 1995 to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease for people in the Paso del Norte region.

The **Paso del Norte Charitable…

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Flor Morales joins Health Foundation staff

January 26, 2017

We are happy to welcome Flor Morales to the Health Foundation staff.

Flor is the first person you see when you visit our office. She is responsible for providing administrative and general clerical support to staff. Also, she will assist in scheduling all meeting rooms and the Health Foundation communications database.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and supports her children in school and sport activities.

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Helping smokers kick the habit in New Mexico

January 25, 2017

Joe Tomaka and his team at Crimson Research on the campus of New Mexico State University are learning from smokers as much as they are helping smokers kick the habit.

Tomaka is the principal investigator for a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation that promotes a smoke-free southern New Mexico by reducing tobacco use among adults in Doña Ana, Otero and Luna counties.

The Crimson Research team has engaged more than 1,000 people in smoking cessation strategies since work on the grant began a year ago, far exceeding its targeted goal of 300 people.

Now it wants to…

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Looking for health leaders for next REALIZE Executive Cohort

January 24, 2017

The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte 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 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 inspire already…

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Job Opportunity at Paso del Norte Health Foundation

January 10, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has a job opening for a Director of Accounting.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Must have a minimum of six (6) years accounting experience preferably with a not-for-profit organization; licensed Certified Public Accountant preferred. Must have knowledge in computer information systems.

This individual will report to the Vice-President of Finance and responsible for operation of financial and bookkeeping services, including preparation of financial analyses, income and expense reports budgets, governmental reports and…

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Local representative selected to attend National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

December 20, 2016

Nora Hernandez, Program Coordinator / Manager for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation - A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso was selected from a large and very competitive pool of exemplified leaders throughout the country that demonstrate strong interest in health policy, and understand how policies affect communities. She will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a four-day AcademyHealth program in late January, 2017. The program will focus on individual communication skills and understanding of policy process, meet top health policymakers,…

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Happy Holidays 2016

December 16, 2016

It’s a time for Peace, Health and Joy.

Wishing you all the gifts of this glorious season

Happy Holidays

From the board and staff of the

Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation
Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar

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PdNHF staff support active living

December 13, 2016

Staff from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation took time from their daily work schedule to try out the SunCycle Bike share program in Downtown El Paso. The group took 30 minutes and rode their bikes around the Magoffin area. The use of the bikes is part of the staff wellness program that was implemented to support active living.

Staff (left to right): Claudia Perez, Enrique Mata, Sylvia Soto, Ida Ortegon and Faviola Calvo

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Program addresses the root causes of hunger and poor nutrition

December 13, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great to have someone follow you through a grocery store and assist you with information and support on how to live a healthy and productive lifestyle?

With support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Initiative, the Kelly Memorial Food Pantry’s Fresh Start program is doing this and more. The program is one of its kind in the nation and supports individuals by addressing the root causes of hunger and focusing on skills of individuals that can be used throughout their life. Members of the program receive training in nutrition…

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First city in Texas to adopt civil Social Host Ordinance

December 13, 2016

On December 6th, the City Council of El Paso became the first city in Texas to adopt a civil Social Host Ordinance that will hold adults accountable for providing an environment where underage parties take place. This ordinance will provide law enforcement with an additional mechanism that will help prevent some of these parties and will help them hold people accountable when they do happen. The intent of the ordinance is to protect public health and safety, and it will work well as a community preventive strategy.

Alcohol is the leading drug among El Paso young people, according to a…

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