Social Host Ordinance went into effect on June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

A Social Host Ordinance targeting underage drinking parties went into effect June 6 in El Paso. Growing out of a city effort led by the Alcohol Impact Network to reduce alcohol problems in El Paso, the ordinance is the first in Texas to use “best practice” methods to discourage social hosts from providing alcohol to underage persons. The new ordinance enables law enforcement to impose a civil fine – like a traffic ticket – on the spot if called to break up an underage drinking party. Similar ordinances studied in communities across California were found to reduce the likelihood that…

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Funding Opportunity - IGNITE Initative Letter of Intent (LOI)

June 6, 2017

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.

Deadlines & Schedule:

  • Letters of intent due to Foundation via the Foundation’s online application system: June 16, 2017
  • Invitations for full proposals announced: July 12, 2017
  • Invited applicants are encouraged to meet with the Program Officer before…
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Health Foundation announces new Board Chair and Members

June 5, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Sharon Butterworth as the new 2017-18 Board Chair. Ms. Butterworth has served on the board since 2013 and is a community advocate on mental health issues.

Hector Retta was appointed as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect. He has served on the board since 2014 and is Vice Chairman and CEO of Capital Bank.

The Health Foundation also elected three new members to the Board of Directors – Ernesto Avila with Capital Bank, Ed Escudero with High Desert Capital and Susan Melendez with Borderplex Alliance.

For a…

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Common misconceptions in physical activity

June 1, 2017

How many times have you heard people say “Physical activity sweats off fat” or “I’m too busy to exercise”?

These are a few misconceptions that are accepted as fact by people who are attempting to incorporate physical activity into their daily lifestyles.

Below is a list of four common myths, as well as clarifications, which are common misconceptions in physical activity.

Area reduction is possible: Area reduction basically means that a person loses body fat in a particular area (e.g., the stomach). Unfortunately, this is not true! Remember, it is your body and your…

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Offices Closed

May 26, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Funding Opportunity - Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

May 24, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite applicants to submit professional qualifications to fulfill the duties of a Backbone Organization for the Healthy Kids Priority Area. The Healthy Kids Priority Area promotes programs and policies to increase protective factors for youth.

Deadline to submit qualifications: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Protect yourself from the sun

May 24, 2017

Follow these 5 steps to protect yourself from the sun.

  • When exercising outdoors, make sure you SLIP on some light-colored clothing. If possible, try wearing some long-sleeved shirts.

  • During the middle of the day the sunrays are the strongest. SLOP on sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher. For those individuals that are under medication, make sure you check with your doctor or pharmacist to find what SPF is better for you; some medications can increase the skin sensitivity.

  • Protect your ears, neck and face: SLAP on a wide rim hat.

  • SEEK shade.

  • SLIDE on sunglasses to…

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Eat Well! El Paso program helps to provide healthier meals

May 22, 2017

When it comes to the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative, more is better.

The more multi-disciplined the approach, the greater the odds a cross-section of the region will benefit.

The more there is a mixture of programs that teach people the skills they need to live a healthier life and availability of nutritious food to make healthy lifestyle choices, the better the chances that HEAL will take root and create lifelong habits.

This is where the City of El Paso’s Eat Well! El Paso campaign comes into play. Eat Well! El Paso…

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Health Foundation recognized as the Golden Impact Community Partner by UTEP

May 18, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was recognized by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as a Golden Impact Community Partner. This is given to an organization for their commitment to the university and contributions to student success. The College of Health Sciences nominated the Health Foundation.

UTEP created this award to give thanks to those individuals or organizations in the community that invested their time and resources to provide students with a valuable academic experience outside the classroom that has enhanced their education. President Diana…

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Great feedback from first Playa Drain Trail Community Meeting

May 18, 2017

Thank you to everyone that attended the Playa Drain Trail Community Meeting. There was great feedback and discussions. If you were unable to attend, there will be another opportunity to give us your input on Wednesday, June 28 - Riverside High School Cafeteria at 6 pm.

Click on link below to view the presentation that was shared at the meeting. (Large file - please be patient) Playa Drain Trail - Phase I Presentation

Click on link below to view Phase I Study Areas of Playa Drain Trail.
Playa Drain Trail - Phase I Study area

Click on link below to review public comments.
Public Meeting Group Comments - May 17, 2017

Photos from May 17 Community…

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