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Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

July 18, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.

This month, the Health Foundation invites you to explore the regional data on adults and their consumption of fruits and vegetables in El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas and Doña Ana, Luna and Otero counties in New Mexico as compared to the rest of Texas and the United States.

The Healthy Paso del Norte website is a free, publicly available resource supported by the Health Foundation that includes population data and community health information…

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2021 Annual Report - Investing in Positive Behaviors

July 18, 2022

In 2021, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation worked to promote health and prevent disease through grantmaking, collaboration, communications, and advocacy in three main priority areas – Healthy Living, Disease Prevention and Management and Health Leadership.

To promote positive behaviors that included healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and disconnected youth, the Health Foundation invested $3.5 million to support 44 grants under the Healthy Living priority area.

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BOOST Network is looking for out-of-school providers

July 18, 2022

Have you heard of the BOOST Network? Are you an out-of-school time program provider in the region looking to expand your program’s capacity?

Check out this video and see how the BOOST Network can support afterschool program providers! Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQlmArBv3A

The BOOST Network is a hub for out-of-school time (OST) providers that work together to identify, explore, and create opportunities that increase the quality and effectiveness of programs for youth and families in west Texas, southern New Mexico, and…

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Staffer to serve on Texas School Health Advisory Committee

July 18, 2022

Congratulations to Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, on being selected to the Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC).

Dr. Kelly will represent the Organization and Agencies committee category for a term ending in 2026.

The TSHAC assists the Department of State Health Services to support and coordinate school health programs and school health services. It also provides leadership to identify and disseminate school health best practices and resources for school policy makers.

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Local artist brings to life the work done on smoking and vaping in our region

June 23, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with local artist and graphic designer Vanessa Clark to artistically bring to life the work of the Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Initiative.

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, which was launched in 1999 to provide a comprehensive tobacco control initiative founded on CDC best practices.

The Tobacco Control Network is a collaboration of key stakeholders working to help inform the public on the importance of knowing the facts…

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Men's Health Month - Explore the regional data on adult men 65+ who receive prevention services

June 20, 2022

In acknowledgement of Men’s Health Month, the Healthy Paso del Norte explores the data on adult men 65+ who have received recommended prevention services during the past year. Prevention services include: an influenza vaccination in the past year, a sigmoidoscopy within the past five-years and a fecal occult blood test within the past three-years, or a colonoscopy within the past 10 years.

It is important to note that data on all services in the core set are not available…

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Two nonprofits receive support from Health Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) is pleased to announce the selection of El Paso Center for Diabetes and Creative Kids as recipients of the DRK funding and organizational coaching. Each nonprofit organization will receive financial support in the form of an unrestricted $100,000 grant along with support from experienced executives from business, healthcare, and government.

“The Health Foundation has invested in this partnership…

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Improving the health of the region through grantmaking

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) has been committed to helping our region thrive for more than 25 years. We are focused on our purpose to promote health and prevent disease through active partnerships with board members, staff, grantees, stakeholders, and friends to achieve the possible: happy, healthy, and productive lives for the people of our binational, tri-state region.

We are pleased to share our impact as the result of valued partnerships to effectively plan and implement programs to improve health and quality of life in the region. The Health…

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Learn how decisions made in the Texas Capitol affect life in El Paso

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation are proud to sponsor The Texas Tribune “Inside the Interim with El Paso Lawmakers.”

Texas’ state lawmakers have their work cut out for them in the next legislative session. There’s a list of concerns piling up, including abortion, voting, gun violence and more. Hear firsthand how El Paso-area lawmakers plan to address these critical issues. Panelist include: state Sen. César Blanco, state Reps. [**Joe…

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A safe and healthy environment for children in Ciudad Juárez

June 20, 2022

For more than 30 years, Organización Popular Independiente, A.C. (OPI) has offered families in Ciudad Juárez a safe environment for children to engage in healthy programs and activities.

With more than 600 participants, ages 5 to 17 in the western area of Ciudad Juárez, MX, OPI’s Niñas, Niños y Jóvenes en Acción program provides out-of-school and summer activities that encourage a healthy future by promoting good decision-making, healthy friendships, academics, and emotional resilience.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with…

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