2023 Diabetes Prevention, Early Detection and Management - Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

December 5, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to provide diabetes prevention, early detection, and management programs. Programs may be related to type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Population, systems, and individual level strategies will be considered. The following categories are of special interest.

  • Diabetes Education and Awareness
  • Capacity and Systems Improvements
  • Diabetes Alliance
  • Public Awareness

More detailed information about the categories of special interest can be found by applying…

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El Paso Inc Q&A with Tracy Yellen on the work of our Foundations

November 21, 2022

Recently, Tracy J. Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, sat down with Sara Sanchez, staff report for El Paso Inc, as part of their Q&A feature.

Ms. Yellen shares the work our family of foundations and the collaboration of community partners to ensure that the people in our binational, tri-state region have the knowledge, resources, support, and environment to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. Read the full article at…

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A Trauma-Informed West Texas! Child Guidance Center Builds a Network

November 21, 2022

For the last five years, the El Paso Child Guidance Center has been at the forefront of creating a border community that is trauma-informed. A trauma-informed El Paso is one that recognizes how many youth and their families have been affected by trauma and then creates caring systems of support to help them recover and grow. In the wake of the August 3, 2019, Walmart mass casualty and the many losses families have experienced as a result of COVID-19, a united, coordinated and trauma-informed community is essential for a healthier tomorrow.

With generous funding from the Paso del Norte…

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Young leaders ready to serve nonprofit boards

November 21, 2022

Congratulations to the recent United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) 2022 REALIZE Board Training Cohort. The REALIZE Board training for YLS was developed through a partnership of the United Way of El Paso County and Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the involvement of young professionals on nonprofit governing boards. YLS is United Way’s donor network for young professionals developing the next generation of philanthropic and civic leaders.

“It is an honor to partner with the United Way to support the development of young leaders in our community through the…

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Healthy recipes to share on Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022

Are you looking for healthy side dishes or desserts to share with your family and friends this Thanksgiving? Try these delicious recipes that are easy to make and will have your guests asking for seconds.

Cauliflower Mash
Broccoli with Raisins & Peanuts
Black Bean & Pumpkin Brownies

For more healthy and tasty recipes or information on how to manage your diabetes, visit, epdiabetes/now-what/.

Wishing you a healthy and safe Thanksgiving from the Health Foundation and the El Paso Center for Diabetes.

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Health Foundation Board Chair honored for his commitment to diabetes

November 21, 2022

Congratulations to Mr. Charles de Wetter, board chair for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Mr. de Wetter was recently awarded the Diabetes Champion Coin by the Diabetes Alliance for his commitment to diabetes management and prevention for the residents of our region. Mr. de Wetter has served on the Health Foundation board since 2018 and has been an advocate for diabetes prevention and improving health in our region.

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Healthy Eating Call for Letter of Intent (LOI)

November 8, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote healthy eating, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption. Population and individual-level strategies will be considered.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region. See the Grant Center on the Paso del Norte Health Foundation website for more information about grant guidelines.

Deadlines & Schedule:

  • Letters of intent due via the…
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COVID-19 Kiosk testing available

October 24, 2022

The City of El Paso is offering free COVID-19 testing through kiosks located in various locations across the city.

The kiosks will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for Al Jefferson – West Transit Center.

Kiosk Locations:

  • Esperanza Acosta Moreno Branch Library, 12480 Pebble Hills
    Located on the exterior of the building adjacent to the rear parking lot

  • Arturo “Tury” Benavides Cielo Vista Transit Center, 1165 Sunmount
    Located on the exterior adjacent to other vending machines

  • Al Jefferson Westside Transit Center, 7535 Remcon

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Juárez Giving Day - Supporting Nonprofit Organizations in the Juárez Community

October 24, 2022

Fundación Paso del Norte, our sister foundation in Ciudad Juárez, is launching the first Juárez Giving Day in partnership with HIPGive. This online charitable giving campaign will take place from November 8 - 30, to highlight the work of nonprofit organizations and ignite the spirit of giving in the Juárez community.

The Fundación Board has approved $15,000 in matching funds and incentives to help the participating agencies inspire more engagement and donations.

Organizations or agencies that work or implement projects in Ciudad Juárez with at least two-years of uninterrupted…

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REALIZE Executive kicks-off leadership training

October 23, 2022

The 5th U.S. REALIZE Executive leadership experience kicked-off in October with a three-day off-site excursion in Sacramento, New Mexico. The 20-member cohort participated in intensive leadership sessions that focused on situational leadership and team building. The cohort also participated in outdoors activities that involved Geocaching, ATV riding and archery.

“Being part of the REALIZE Leadership program represents a one-of-a kind experience to take my leadership skills to the next level, while going through a transformational experience with some of El Paso’s best and brightest,”…

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