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Health Foundation announces New Board Officers, Members for 2022

January 10, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Charles de Wetter as Chair and Susan Melendez as Vice-Chair for the 2022 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. de Wetter has served on the board since 2018 and as Chair of the Allocations Committee. Mr. de Wetter is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and California. Ms. Melendez has served on the board since 2017 and as Chair of the Finance, Audit and IT Committee. Ms. Melendez is a community advocate.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation also welcomes new board members: Sereka Barlow, The Hospitals of…

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Paso del Norte Trail Master Plan receives award

December 14, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was recently recognized at the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA) Design Award Gala in November for the development of the Master Plan for the Paso del Norte Trail.

The 68-mile trail stretches the length of El Paso County from its border with New Mexico to the agricultural areas of the Lower Valley connecting neighborhoods along the route to school, parks, worksites and other destinations, providing a great opportunity for increased physical activity for residents and visitors….

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Practice emotional self-care and teach children and youth to do the same

December 14, 2021

In recent weeks, a coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health. The group came together to make a unified call to action for added system supports because of data that show alarming increases in child and youth mental health conditions.

Proactively addressing child and youth mental health takes support from the whole community. The good news is that each of us can make a meaningful contribution. As parents, grandparents, caregivers, neighbors and friends, we must all recognize the importance of…

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New resources available to help those diagnosed with diabetes

December 14, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso Center for Diabetes, and Diabetes Alliance have partnered to launch the Diabetes: Now What? campaign to help people across El Paso prevent or manage diabetes.

The Now What? campaign uses a variety of communication outlets to connect individuals with valuable information regarding diabetes including a website of resources https://epdiabetes.org with links to accredited diabetes prevention programs, diabetes self-management courses, support groups, helpful apps, cooking classes, and tips for lifestyle changes in…

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Local trail work recognized at Center for Health & Nature Symposium

December 14, 2021

Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was recently invited to present virtually at the 2021 Center for Health & Nature Symposium. Key speakers shared information on the benefits linked between health and nature. Ms. Renner shared the unique partnership between the Health Foundation and public entities to promote strategic regional trail planning and project implementation. This included the development and implementation of a master plan for a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County, which includes a segment led and funded by the Health…

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New Mental Health & Emotional Well-being Grantees

December 14, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation welcomed new grantees under our Disease Prevention and Management Priority Area for Mental Health & Emotional Well-being at an orientation session earlier this month. The Health Foundation looks forward to working with grantees to improve mental health in the region. For a list of all current grantees, click here.

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El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium nominated for 2021 El Paso Inc., El Pasoan of the Year

December 14, 2021

Congratulations to the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium for its 2021 El Paso Inc. El Pasoan of the Year nomination. We are proud to be a founding member and supporter of the Consortium, which is made up of local, state and national organizations that work together to improve the mental and behavioral health system in our community. The Consortium is supported by the new Paso del Norte Center at the [Meadows Mental Health Policy…

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What you need to know about Vaccines and Infusion Treatment

December 14, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation continues to work with the City and County of El Paso to promote health and prevent disease in the region. Below is updated information on COVID-19 vaccines, flu shots and Monoclonal Antibody infusion treatment.

COVID-19 Boosters:
At six months after receiving the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, all people 16 years and older are eligible for and should receive a COVID-19 booster shot, unless medically contraindicated. Adults 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, can get a booster after two months. Be…

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Dr. Larry Senn, pioneer of corporate culture, leads leadership workshop for local executives

November 16, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation hosted thought-leader, author, and corporate culture pioneer, Dr. Larry Senn, for local executive leaders and REALIZE Executive alumni during a morning workshop earlier this month.

Dr. Senn, partner with Heidrick & Struggles, founded two national consulting firms, and wrote 3 books on culture, including the latest best-selling Winning Teams, Winning Cultures, and 3 books on leadership and peak human performance, presented “Inspiring Thriving Cultures to Drive Impact” to the group of 40 leaders.

Participants learned that shaping a thriving culture…

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Feature Grantee – Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd Juárez, A.C. (FEMAP)

November 16, 2021

Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario de Cd Juárez, A.C. (FEMAP) was created in 1973 as a nonprofit civil organization located in Ciudad Juárez. Their mission is to better the quality of life of the community through healthcare services, education, as well as community service. They also have been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for their contribution to the human, social, and economic development.

As part of their community service division, they have accumulated vast experience in the implementation of out-of-school programs for disconnected children and youth….

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