April 26, 2019
The Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces has partnered with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s IGNITE Initiative to engage disconnected youth in out-of-school programs such as Teen Night.
Teen Night is available to middle and high school students in the community every Friday. This allows students to spend time with friends in a safe environment and help them avoid risky behaviors like vaping, alcohol and drug use or being involved in criminal activity. Support from the IGNITE Initiative has allowed for the hiring of additional staffing and mentors to…
The PDN Community Foundation is helping children and their families with the El Paso Child Mental Health Fund
April 25, 2019
One out of every five children will need or be required to obtain mental health services throughout their teenage years. The El Paso Child Guidance Center helps provide these services from ADHD conditions to more complex issues such as trauma.
The El Paso Child Mental Health Fund was established by Dr. Osvaldo Gaytan, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Program, El Paso Behavioral Health System, in partnership with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, to support the El Paso Child Guidance Center as it works to help El Paso children and youth with their mental health needs as…
April 22, 2019
Jana Renner, Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, is one of 27 advocates from across the country awarded the Walking College Fellowship from America Walks.
As a Walking College Fellow, Ms. Renner will participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable. She will also engage with the national network of America Walks and other walking champions at various events throughout the year. “I am thrilled to be chosen to participate in the Walkable Communities training program and to learn about…
April 17, 2019
Eight years ago, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was one of several leaders in the community that founded the Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (PHIX) – a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to improve health through collaboration and data technology. Today, PHIX is a robust network of health care providers that share health information electronically through a highly secure technology platform designed to ensure that providers have the data they need to provide patients with the best possible clinical care.
Current PHIX partners include…
April 17, 2019
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation are pleased to recognize Rosemary Hernandez and Faviola Calvo on their new positions in the Foundations’ Finance Department.
Rosemary has been promoted to Director of Accounting. Her previous position was Accounting Manager for the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. Faviola has been promoted to Accountant II. Her previous position was Accountant I for the Health Foundation.
To learn more about Rosemary and Faviola, click here.
March 26, 2019
The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living at UTEP (IHL) will celebrate HEAL Week from April 13-14 with a variety of events that raise the awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, and celebrate IHL partners dedicated to increasing healthy eating and active living in the Paso del Norte region. Three major events will take place during 2019 HEAL Week.
Friday, April 12, 2019
3 - 4 p.m.
El Paso Club
March 25, 2019
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation helps manage and distribute scholarships for a variety of designated funds. Each fund has its own scholarship criteria and applications procedures.
Featured Scholarship: Click on this link to learn more about the Nathan Jones Memorial Scholarship.
The Nathan W. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Doug and Denise Jones in honor and memory of their son, Nathan. Nathan was the head groundskeeper for the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Nathan’s love was not only the Chihuahuas, but also the…
March 22, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation are working with the Complete Count Committee (CCC) to seek proposals from firms to develop and implement a work plan to support a robust campaign to ensure a complete and accurate count of residents in El Paso County for the 2020 Census.
As mandated by the Constitution, residents in the United States are counted every 10 years. The Census population count is important to the El Paso community as it affects federal revenue distributed for roads, schools, libraries, senior centers, day care centers,…
March 22, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is committed to a defining set of core values in serving the people in our binational, tri-state region. Our shared values guide our actions and behaviors and shape our organizational culture. We have taken the time to define our values and strive to live them every day.
Leadership - We will serve, guide, convene, empower and support people, projects and organizations.
Collaboration - We will partner with community stakeholders in the spirit and recognition that we accomplish more together.
Integrity - We will be honest and ethical…
March 22, 2019
Through the partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Think.Change Initiative, NAMI El Paso continues to make great progress in reducing the negative bias associated with mental health. Their educational and support programs are reaching those struggling with mental health conditions and their families in the Paso del Norte region.
The Think.Change Initiative works to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and strengthens community partners to provide the needed services in the region….
April 6, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) approved a $40,000 grant to the El Paso County Medical Society for the purchase of 24,000 N95 masks for private practice physicians and nonprofit healthcare providers in El Paso County, and has authorized the purchase of…