Health Foundation receives National ¡Scouting...Vale La Pena! Service Award

February 24, 2017

Unlike other days, Mario can’t wait to get home to show his mother the flyer he received at school about joining Boy Scouts. He and several classmates received the same flyer and hope they can be part of this afterschool activity. Mario and his friends are among the youth in the region who are disconnected or not involved in out of school activities.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s IGNITE Initiative has partnered with Boy Scouts of America - Yucca Council (Boy Scouts) since 2014 to connect scouting to communities where there are disconnected youth through their Unidos…

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REALIZE Board - Letter of Intent (LOI)

February 3, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) seeks a regional organization to manage the REALIZE Board Training program. Organizations interested in managing REALIZE Board Training, with a grant from PdNHF, are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). After LOI review, selected agencies will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Eligible applicants should be nonprofit tax-exempt organizations and units of government located in the Paso del Norte region. See for grant guidelines including what PdNHF does not fund.

Deadlines & Schedule: - Letters of Intent due…

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Making a healthy difference throughout the region

February 2, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation and the Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar are a family of foundations that collaborate to improve health and quality of life in the Paso del Norte region through leadership, grantmaking, and leveraging philanthropy.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is a U.S. private foundation established in 1995 to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease for people in the Paso del Norte region.

The **Paso del Norte Charitable…

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Flor Morales joins Health Foundation staff

January 26, 2017

We are happy to welcome Flor Morales to the Health Foundation staff.

Flor is the first person you see when you visit our office. She is responsible for providing administrative and general clerical support to staff. Also, she will assist in scheduling all meeting rooms and the Health Foundation communications database.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and supports her children in school and sport activities.

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Helping smokers kick the habit in New Mexico

January 25, 2017

Joe Tomaka and his team at Crimson Research on the campus of New Mexico State University are learning from smokers as much as they are helping smokers kick the habit.

Tomaka is the principal investigator for a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation that promotes a smoke-free southern New Mexico by reducing tobacco use among adults in Doña Ana, Otero and Luna counties.

The Crimson Research team has engaged more than 1,000 people in smoking cessation strategies since work on the grant began a year ago, far exceeding its targeted goal of 300 people.

Now it wants to…

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Looking for health leaders for next REALIZE Executive Cohort

January 24, 2017

The future of health in our community requires well-trained, supported, and capable leadership. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation designed REALIZE Executive to create a dynamic network of skilled leaders committed to improving health now and for the benefit of future generations.

REALIZE Executive is a world-class leadership development experience, custom designed by international leadership experts and Foundation staff, for top-level and emerging top-level management within the Paso del Norte region. The purpose of this leadership development experience is to inspire already…

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Job Opportunity at Paso del Norte Health Foundation

January 10, 2017

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has a job opening for a Director of Accounting.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Must have a minimum of six (6) years accounting experience preferably with a not-for-profit organization; licensed Certified Public Accountant preferred. Must have knowledge in computer information systems.

This individual will report to the Vice-President of Finance and responsible for operation of financial and bookkeeping services, including preparation of financial analyses, income and expense reports budgets, governmental reports and…

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Local representative selected to attend National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

December 20, 2016

Nora Hernandez, Program Coordinator / Manager for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation - A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso was selected from a large and very competitive pool of exemplified leaders throughout the country that demonstrate strong interest in health policy, and understand how policies affect communities. She will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a four-day AcademyHealth program in late January, 2017. The program will focus on individual communication skills and understanding of policy process, meet top health policymakers,…

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Happy Holidays 2016

December 16, 2016

It’s a time for Peace, Health and Joy.

Wishing you all the gifts of this glorious season

Happy Holidays

From the board and staff of the

Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation
Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar

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PdNHF staff support active living

December 13, 2016

Staff from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation took time from their daily work schedule to try out the SunCycle Bike share program in Downtown El Paso. The group took 30 minutes and rode their bikes around the Magoffin area. The use of the bikes is part of the staff wellness program that was implemented to support active living.

Staff (left to right): Claudia Perez, Enrique Mata, Sylvia Soto, Ida Ortegon and Faviola Calvo

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