Seeking Letters of Intent for 2018 Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative

October 9, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOI) from eligible organizations to promote the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Strategic Plan for A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative.

Specifically, the Health Foundation seeks LOIs that propose evidence-based strategies to advance the goals of the Initiative. Applicants are encouraged to download and read the A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Strategic Plan.

Deadlines & Schedule:

  • Letters of intent due to Foundation: November 3, 2017
  • Invitations for full proposals announced: December 4, 2017 -…
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Understanding Carbohydrates in the food you eat

October 9, 2017

How much and what type of carbohydrate foods are important for managing your diet, especially if you have diabetes?

There are three main types of carbohydrates in food you should be aware of: starches (also known as complex carbohydrates), sugars and fiber. On the nutrition label, the term “total carbohydrate” includes all three types of carbohydrates.

Foods high in starch include: - Starchy vegetables like peas, corn, lima beans and potatoes - Lentils, pinto beans, kidney beans, black eyed peas and split peas - Grains like oats, barley and rice. (The majority of…

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YMCA leads organizations to address and curb underage drinking in the region

September 22, 2017

Thanks to work by the YMCA of El Paso (the backbone organization of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Shift+ initiative), El Paso has become a leading city across Texas and the nation for addressing and curbing underage drinking.

Through the efforts of YMCA and Shift+, and working with local organizations that form the Alcohol Impact Network, El Paso became the first city in Texas to adopt a social host ordinance that holds adults accountable for hosting or allowing underage drinking parties. The adoption of the ordinance came in December of 2016; the ordinance took effect in July…

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Working to increase the number of qualified registered dietitians/nutritionists to the region

September 22, 2017

New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Dietetic Internship Program recently received a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s HEAL Initiative to increase the number of qualified registered dietitians/nutritionists in the region.

The overall goal of the grant is to double the number of students accepted and placed in clinical rotation throughout New Mexico. This will allow for qualified registered dieticians to be available for jobs in the region so area residents can benefit from their expertise and help to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction of sedentary…

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Hiram Duran joins the Health Foundation as Communications Intern

September 18, 2017

Hiram is a media advertising major at the University of Texas at El Paso. This is his senior year and plans to graduate in December 2017. After graduation, he will pursue a graduate degree in Journalism.

As the Communications Intern for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, he supports the Director of Communications with media relations, writing and editing stories for website and newsletter, and reviews social media analytics.

Hiram stays busy with school and work, but also enjoys spending time with his younger brother talking about the latest and greatest development in…

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Controlling Portion Sizes

September 13, 2017

Eating smaller portions of food is one of the easiest ways to cut back on calories – but it can also be one of the most challenging, with the current trend of super-sizing. Huge portions, all-you-can-eat-buffets, and extra-large “single servings” of chips, candy bars, and other snack foods can all lead to overeating.

How do you know a reasonable portion of food when you see it? Visualize the objects mentioned below when eating out, planning a meal, or grabbing a snack. For example, the amount of meat recommended as part of a healthy meal is 3 to 4 ounces – it will look about the same…

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Paso del Norte Health Foundation 2017 Request for Proposal Timeline

September 13, 2017

To assist grantseekers, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has developed a 2017 Request For Proposal (RFP) Timeline. This information identifies when certain initiatives will have open call for proposals throughout the year.

IGNITE Initiative, Out of School programs - RFP
REALIZE Leadership - Applications

Think.Change Initiative, Mental Illness and Stigma Reduction - RFP

A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative, Tobacco Prevention - RFP
Shift + Initiative, Alcohol Control - RFP

HEAL Initiative,…

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Foundation Awards New 2017 Grants to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living

September 12, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1.5 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.

Funded organizations are:

Arbol de Vida - $142,973.88
To promote physical fitness and nutrition among children in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Border Partners - $78,672.00
*Healthy Eating and Active Living in the Binational Border Region of Luna…

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Health Foundation announces REALIZE Leadership Cohort for 2017-18

August 31, 2017

Dramatic change is taking shape in the fields of population health and health care. This fast and progressive evolution in our community requires capable leadership. In response, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation created REALIZE, an innovative leadership development experience that helps ensure a network of leaders, who are committed to improving health for the benefit of future generations.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the REALIZE Cohort for 2017-18. These individuals will begin an intense nine-month experience, which is custom designed to transform…

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El Paso County-wide trail survey

August 29, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Institute for Healthy Living are working with multiple community stakeholders and a planning team to develop a conceptual master plan for a county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to develop a trail that will become a regional attraction that connects community, celebrates El Paso’s history and cultures, highlights the Rio Grande, promotes health and active living, and catalyzes economic development.

We invite you to take a few moments to complete an on-line survey about what route and amenities you would like to see for a county-wide…

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