Kelly Center for Hunger Relief showcases its FreshStart program

December 13, 2023

The Feeding America senior leadership group recently visited El Paso and toured the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief to learn about the FreshStart program and other nutrition programs offered by the Center.

The FreshStart program is funded by the Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Initiative and provides case management to individuals seeking economic self-sufficiency. The program is free for participants, serves more than 300 individuals annually, and is a national model for providing “More Than Food” to those experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

“We are happy that…

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Dive into the holiday spirit with healthy recipes

December 12, 2023

Tis the season for joy, togetherness, and delightful holiday feasts!

Are you looking for wholesome side dishes and delectable desserts to share with your loved ones this festive season? Look no further! Indulge in the holiday spirit and spread the cheer with these mouthwatering creations.

Mango Salsa
Spinach Pesto Pasta


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Empowering Mental Health: New Grantees Convene to Exchange Best Practices and Insights

December 11, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of ten grants collectively surpassing $1 million under the Disease Prevention and Management Priority Area Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Initiative. Aligned with our commitment to fostering emotional well-being, reducing stigma, and enhancing access to timely treatment, these grants aim to cultivate community support and inclusivity, ultimately diminishing social isolation and fostering a culture of support and acceptance.

Earlier this month, our newest grantees convened at the Health Foundation…

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Funding opportunity under Diabetes Initiative

December 7, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to provide or support diabetes prevention, early detection, and management programs. Programs may be related to type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Population, systems, and individual-level strategies will be considered. The following categories are of special interest.

  • Diabetes Education and Awareness
  • Capacity and Systems Improvements
  • Public Awareness

Deadlines & Schedule

  • Letters of intent due via the Health Foundation’s on-line application system: **February 1,…
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State funding to help connect sections of the Paso del Norte Trail

November 17, 2023

The Texas Transportation Commission announced more than $345 million for new sidewalks, bikeways, and other types of infrastructure to help improve safety and enhance quality of life in Texas communities.

Funding will support 83 projects across Texas – including 2 projects along the 68-mile Paso del Norte Trail for more than $26 million.

El Paso County will receive $10,116,918 for the Alamo Alto segment of the Paso del Norte to construct more than 4.8 miles of shared path along Alameda Avenue from Grace Street in Fabens to Farm Road 1109 in the town of Tornillo, parallel to IH 20….

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Working together to make safe routes to school possible for children

November 15, 2023

Davenport Elementary students and PE staff recently participated in a Safe Routes to School event guided by the El Paso Police Department as they walked to a neighborhood park during PE. This activity is a partnership between the El Paso Health Department, Action for Healthy Kids, and the Health Foundation’s Physical Activity Initiative aimed to make it safer for students to walk and bike to school and encourage more physical activity.

Nationally, 10%–14% of car trips during morning rush hour are for school travel. By identifying safe routes to school and promoting physical…

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Working to build board leadership skills

November 15, 2023

Are you looking to learn critical responsibilities while serving on a nonprofit board? Make plans to join us at the next REALIZE Lunch & Learn session.

The Board’s Fiscal Responsibility
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Stanton Tower Boardroom, 100 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901

Each course has a cost of $20, which includes lunch, access to all supplemental course materials, and an interactive activity per course. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

REALIZE Lunch & Learn is funded by the Health Foundation in partnership with United…

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Our CEO honored for her work in the community

November 15, 2023

Congratulations to our CEO, Tracy J. Yellen, and the cohort of El Paso women leaders for their recognition by Leadership Texas for their contributions to our community.

More than 85 members of the Leadership Texas Class of 2023, the oldest women’s leadership program in the country, visited El Paso to learn about the city’s issues, culture, and environment and to recognize the hard work of the women in the community.

Leadership Texas is the country’s longest-running women’s leadership program, providing networking opportunities for the past 40 years to women at all political,…

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Healthy recipes to share on Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023

Are you looking for healthy side dishes or desserts to share with your family and friends this Thanksgiving? Try these delicious recipes from @El Paso Center for Diabetes that are easy to make and will have your guests asking for seconds.

Cauliflower Mash
Broccoli with Raisins & Peanuts
Black Bean & Pumpkin Brownies

For more healthy and tasty recipes or information on how to manage your diabetes, visit epdiabetes/now-what/.

Wishing you a healthy and safe Thanksgiving from the Health Foundation and the El Paso Center for Diabetes.

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Healthy Eating Call for Letters of Intent

October 26, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote healthy eating, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption. For more information, click here.

Deadlines & Schedule

  • Letters of intent due via the Foundation’s online application system: December 6, 2023
  • Invitations for full proposals announced: January 5, 2024
  • Invited applicants may meet with the Program Officer before submitting a full proposal.
  • Full…
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