2016-2017 RFP for A Smoke Free Paso del Norte

October 17, 2015

Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit proposals through a competitive process for funding of Priority Area 2 - Tobacco and Alcohol Control through A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative (SFI). Successful applicants will propose evidence-based programs that contribute to SFI’s comprehensive and coordinated approach to reduce tobacco use in the Paso del Norte region.

For more information, contact Jana Renner, Associate Program Officer at 915-544-7636 or

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PdN Health Information Exchange - Executive Director

October 16, 2015

Executive Director

Master’s degree in healthcare management or information management preferred.
Management experience required. Visit to review job description or to learn more about HIE.

Click here to download job description.

Submit resume with cover letter to:

Sylvia Soto

No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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Join us as we launch the Robert H. Hoy REALIZE Board Program

October 16, 2015

Attention Board Members!

Join us in celebrating the launch of the

Robert H. Hoy REALIZE Board Program

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PdNHF staffer graduates from recognized binational leadership program

October 15, 2015

Nohemi Rubio, Associate Program Officer from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation graduates from the Leaders across the Borders leadership development program organized by the U.S. – Mexico Border Health Commission. The graduation ceremony was held on October 9, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Rubio was one of 11 individuals selected from throughout the country to participate in the program. She was the only representative for El Paso.

Ms. Rubio was able to complete and present a binational communications protocol design describing best communication practices and a code of conduct that…

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Archived Initiative- Begin at Birth

October 8, 2015

Begin at Birth (2000 – 2008)

The family plays a vital role in the health of a child. Nurturing and caring for loved ones at any age contributes too many benefits that lead to positive health outcomes. The Begin at Birth Initiative (B@B) focused on raising public awareness on the importance of the first three years of life for a child – not only their academic achievement, but also their health, safety and overall well-being. Priority was placed on improving quality of child care centers, providing parent education, and engaging fathers in the lives of their children.

B@B also provided…

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Highlights from 20th Anniversary Events

October 8, 2015

20th Anniversary celebration October 1 & 2, 2015 Wyndham, El Paso Airport Hilton

Paso del Norte Health Foundation celebrated its 20th Anniversary with three events recognizing the individuals who helped to form the original Providence Hospital, Providence Memorial Hospital and the Health Foundation.

Legacy Event – October 1

Descendants of Dr. and Mrs. M.P. Shuster and the founding board of Providence Memorial Hospital joined us for an afternoon reception to honor those that contributed to improving the health of the people in the border region for over 100 years. Attendees…

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Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow: Making an impact in the lives of the people living in the region

October 5, 2015

Pushing for El Paso to become one of the first major U.S. cities to adopt an ordinance banning indoor smoking in public places, and seeing a reduction in the number of smokers and incidence of lung cancer rates as a result.

Reducing the excess calories in meals and creating healthy menu options in restaurants; adding miles of public walking trails; and facilitating teen-to-teen conversations on the U.S.-Mexico border around the topic of healthy sexuality.

These are some of the ways the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has been at the forefront in helping El Paso and the surrounding…

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Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network

September 30, 2015

You are invited to attend

Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network

Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Binational Health Week – Consul General, Mexico SYNAR Retail Checks – Prevention Resource Center

Centro San Vicente – Classroom A (2nd Floor) 8061 Alameda Ave. El Paso, TX 79915

Lunch will be provided.

If you know of anybody interested in attending, please invite them.

RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, October 7 2015.

Please contact Annette Torres for information or to RSVP at, at (915)…

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Foundation awards new grants to support healthy eating and active living

September 24, 2015

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 15 grants totaling more than $2.2 million under the Healthy Eating Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL Initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.

Funded organizations are:

Arbol de Vida - $106,028.25 Healthy Eating Active Living To provide meals and offer physical activity for residents near-by middle and high schools at their center in Ciudad Juárez, MX.

Border Partners - $27,500.00 Healthy Eating Active Living in Border region of…

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UTEP-TTUHSC El Paso Internship program receives accreditation from APA

September 9, 2015

2013-14 graduates from left to right: Richardo Torres, Darisabel Roman, Stacy Tylor, Danielle Ciccone, Cassandra Jennings, Edward Pacheco. Ms. Jennings and Ms. Roman have returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.

2014-15 graduates from left to right: Jennifer Ambriz, David Jones, Christine Sainvil, Sean Woodland. Mr. Jones has returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.

The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC), a partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso University Counseling Center (UCC) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center…

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