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Congratulations Judy - 2016 Women of IMPACT

September 19, 2016

On September 28, six women from El Paso will be recognized by El Paso Inc. as the 2016 Women of IMPACT. These women were selected for their dedication and significant impact they have made in the El Paso community.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is pleased to congratulate Judy Robison as one of the honorees. Judy is a passionate and hardworking volunteer in our region and beyond. She is a current member of the PdNHF board, where she chairs the Allocations Committee and co-chaired the PdNHF’s 20th Anniversary celebration. She is also the current chair of the Texas Cultural…

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Get Ready for El Paso Giving Day

September 19, 2016

El Paso Giving Day, officially launched to the public on Wednesday, August 31. If you missed it, view the Facebook live feed click here. 132 El Paso nonprofits have signed up for this first day-of-giving in our community. Mark your calendar so you can donate to one (or several) of these charitable organizations on Giving Day.

Want to get involved in this inaugural effort to support the charitable organizations that give so much to the community where we live, work and play? Here are some ideas on how you can get involved in El Paso Giving…

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Teens Against Tobacco Use - Peer-teaching model spreads the message

September 14, 2016

Call it the power of partnerships. El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - El Paso Regional Campus (UT Health), and Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) are working together to educate youth about the dangers of tobacco.

Teens Against Tobacco Use is a collaboration that started in 2014-15 when Dr. Louis Brown, assistant professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science at UT Health, implemented the delivery of 160 anti-tobacco presentations by 60 students, reaching more than 2,500 students…

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Eat your veggies, get a prize? It works

September 14, 2016

Can children in middle school learn to eat their fruits and vegetables? Students at Hillcrest Middle School, Rio Bravo Middle School, and Valley View Middle School were put to the test as part of a project coordinated by New Mexico State University, Ysleta Independent School District, and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

The goal to increase fruit and vegetable consumption was set using techniques originating from a classical learning theory that reinforces and rewards healthy behaviors through deployment of small monetary incentives and through health-related messages during the…

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Working to prevent dating violence

September 14, 2016

As students return to school in the fall, several will participate in a pilot program on teen dating violence prevention: Me and You Curriculum. At the request of the El Paso Independent School District, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation collaborated with Health Advocates, LLC to assist with the design and pilot testing of a regional dating violence prevention curriculum for middle and high school students.

Parents, school personnel, and students from local districts in Deming, NM, and El Paso, TX, participated in a needs assessment on dating violence prevention initiatives in their…

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Finding ways to get kids to eat better - Edible Education reaches more students

September 14, 2016

La Semilla Food Center and its Edible Education program speak directly to the impact the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative is having along the Las Cruces corridor.

That’s why La Semilla and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation have partnered to expand the popular Edible Education to up to eight schools in the Las Cruces and Gadsden school districts during the 2016-17 academic year.

“The goal of our Edible Education curriculum is to influence the preferences, attitudes, and eating behaviors of students in favor of healthier foods and…

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Programs make an impact in Paso del Norte region schools

September 14, 2016

Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grantees in Mexico are working hard to make a measurable difference in health by providing children with healthy meals and physical activity opportunities through programs linked to the school day (before, during, or after school).

In Juárez, Arbol de Vida offers nutritious meals before and after school along with physical activity programming. Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz (CCOMPAZ) provides meals, teaches portion control and healthy food preparation, and offers physical activities for children. **In…

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New map aims to raise awareness of factors that shape health and spur action

September 8, 2016

An El Paso life expectancy map shows that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life vary dramatically by neighborhood. Babies born in the Fort Bliss ZIP code of 79906 can expect to live 10 years longer than babies born in the ZIP code right next door, 79925, while the difference between Fort Bliss and Anthony (ZIP code 79821) is 13 years. The map is part of a series from the VCU Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. What can we do to #CloseHealthGaps across ZIP codes?

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Offices closed for Labor Day Holiday

August 31, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Have a safe and healthy holiday.

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Working to build healthy conversations about sexuality among youth

July 25, 2016

There is an important transformation taking place in Ciudad Juárez around a subject many adults have difficulty addressing with their adolescent children – how to lead healthy sexual lives.

“Sexuality, as a fundamental component of development, requires that education on this topic be a key task for the construction of a healthy society,” the FEMAP Foundation states in advocating for its “En Sexualidad, Tu Tienes la Palabra/With Sexuality, You Have a Voice” program.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF), through the Two Should Know initiative, continues to make an investment in…

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