No time to eat healthy?

July 5, 2017

An early morning rush to work or dashing to an after-school soccer practice often makes a quick stop at a fast food restaurant the easiest way to satisfy your or your family’s appetite. But, are you eating healthy? Try these portable healthy meal ideas, that save time and we know you will enjoy.

  • Fill a small bag with dry whole-grain cereal, dry roasted peanuts, and raisins. Take along boxed low-fat milk or piece of fruit. A handful of raisins and a piece of fruit give you a good start toward the goal of at least 4½ cups of fruits and veggies a day.

  • Toast some 100% whole-grain…

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A Healthy Paso del Norte 2016

June 21, 2017

A Healthy Paso del Norte 2016 was developed by the Coalition for a Healthy Paso del Norte to identify health priorities and establish objectives to improve health outcomes across the Paso del Norte region. It is an update to the 2012 Strategic Framework for Health, which was the first major effort in the region to develop a collective set of health priorities and goals.

The report is a result of collaboration among health department, nonprofit organization, university, hospital and healthcare leaders in El Paso, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez. The health indicators identified…

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Collaborative Learning to improve health

June 19, 2017

Learning and sharing experiences is what the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s program team is doing with other Foundations from around the country. This collaboration is part of The Roadmaps Collaborative Learning with support and funding managed by Active Living By Design and part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Members from the Path Foundation, Interact for Health and Danville Regional Foundation recently traveled to El Paso and visit…

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Second Planning Meeting - Playa Drain Trail

June 19, 2017

Join us for the second planning meeting of the Playa Drain Trail

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Riverside High School - Cafeteria
301 Midway Dr., El Paso, Texas 79915

In efforts to keep El Pasoans safe and active, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is partnering with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water Utilities to build a trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The planned Playa Drain Trail, which will run parallel to loop 375/border highway on the banks of a former irrigation ditch, will offer the community facilities for recreational and physical…

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Paso del Norte Health Foundation's 2016 Annual Report

June 16, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Annual Report - Health Is Elemental.

As we enter our third decade as a leader in health promotion and disease prevention, we remain as committed as ever to ensuring that the residents living in far west Texas, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have the knowledge, resources and environment needed to live healthy lives.

We invite you to review the 2016 Report and discover the many ways that we are investing in health today with the promise of a healthy tomorrow.


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Do's and Don'ts on helping a smoker quit

June 16, 2017

Quitting smoking is not easy. Here is some helpful information for you or someone you know kick the habit.

  • Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours.
  • Do ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit.
  • Do let the person know that it’s OK to talk to you whenever they need to hear encouraging words.
  • Do help the quitter get what they need, such as hard candy to suck on, straws to chew on, and fresh veggies cut up and…
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Border 2020 Request for Proposals Region 6

June 7, 2017

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) is pleased to announce the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to be implemented in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The RFP will advance the Goals and Objectives of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program. Border 2020’s mission is to protect the environment and public health along the U.S.-Mexico border.

For more information on Border 2020 , please visit

All local and state governments, educational and research institutions, non-governmental organizations and Tribal nations…

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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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