Prevent Underage Drinking

June 5, 2014

Like most public health challenges, alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences affect everyone. But in a society where drinking is often associated with family gatherings, sports events, and celebrations, it’s easy to think “it’s not my problem” or “they’re not my kids” or “they’re just having fun.” Many of us have likely seen statistics about underage drinking and had exactly these thoughts. I’d like to reinforce the notion that underage drinking is our problem – and solutions are our responsibility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol…

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Foundation Board Member receives state appointment

March 25, 2014

Congratulations to Sharon Butterworth on her appointment from Governor Rick Perry to the Health and Human Services Council. This council helps develop policies and rules for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and makes recommendations regarding management and operation of the commission.

Butterworth is a retired management professional, community volunteer and board member of the Paso del Norte Health Foundatio

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UTEP Campus goes Tobacco Free

February 25, 2014

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation would like to congratulate The University of Texas at El Paso for going Tobacco Free.

For more information, visit

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Foundation receives Mental Health Hero Award

January 10, 2014

Emergence Health Network awarded the Paso del Norte Health Foundation with the Mental Health Hero Award at their Employees Award Dinner and Ceremony. Enrique Mata, Senior Program Office accepted the award for the Foundation.

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Move! El Paso Walking Trails

January 7, 2014

To encourage, support and promote daily walking and other physical activity, the City of El Paso – Department of Public Health and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation remind you to Move! El Paso.

Safe walking trails have been mapped throughout the city for you to improve or maintain your health. To find a trail near you, visit

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