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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Paso del Norte Foundation Board names new Executive Director

July 22, 2016

The Paso del Norte Foundation Board of Directors announced the appointment of Anna Alemán as the new Executive Director for the Paso del Norte Foundation (PDNF), a public charity established in 2013 by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to increase the resources available to improve well-being in the Paso del Norte region.

Alemán comes to PDNF with extensive experience in the binational nonprofit and philanthropic area. She previously served for 11 years as the Executive Director of the FEMAP Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to support the health, preventive health,…

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2015 PdNHF Annual Report Survey

July 20, 2016

Annual reports are significant investments for many organizations and a key communication vehicle. Technology has transformed the process, dissemination and cost associated with producing the traditional annual report. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has responded to this trend by featuring the 2015 annual report online to share the IMPACT the Health Foundation made over the past year.

We are interested in your feedback on this new approach and would like you to take a short four-question survey.

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PdN HIE achieves highest level of data security accreditation

June 30, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange, PDN HIE, announced today it has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA). Texas HIE Accreditation ensures HIEs within Texas are inter-operable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure and proper exchange of health information in accordance with established laws and public policy.

“Protecting the privacy and security of patient data is a…

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Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices closed

June 30, 2016

In observance of the Fourth of July, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday, July 5.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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