EPCC Recognized for Becoming a Smoke-Free Campus

October 23, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation together with the American Heart Association and Paso de Norte Tobacco Control Network recognized El Paso Community College (EPCC) for becoming a Tobacco-Free campus at the Lung. Live. El Paso. Emerging Issues in Commercial Tobacco and Vaping Conference held at EPCC on October 21st.

EPCC was recognized for their commitment to a clean air environment by updating their policies to protect students, staff and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure on all their campuses. Kayla Madrid, EPCC student, shared her support of EPCC’s action to become…

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REALIZE Executive kicks-off leadership training

October 23, 2022

The 5th U.S. REALIZE Executive leadership experience kicked-off in October with a three-day off-site excursion in Sacramento, New Mexico. The 20-member cohort participated in intensive leadership sessions that focused on situational leadership and team building. The cohort also participated in outdoors activities that involved Geocaching, ATV riding and archery.

“Being part of the REALIZE Leadership program represents a one-of-a kind experience to take my leadership skills to the next level, while going through a transformational experience with some of El Paso’s best and brightest,”…

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Coming Soon! New Paso del Norte Trail Segment on Magoffin Avenue

October 23, 2022

Progress continues to take place in the development of the Paso del Norte Trail. The Health Foundation has worked in collaboration with other organizations to develop a 68-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to create a regional landmark that promotes active transportation, preserve the history and culture of the region, supports economic development, and make healthy living the easy choice for our binational community.

Magoffin Shared-Use Path

The City of El Paso, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, will install a shared used path along…

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Save the Date! Rise Above – Trauma-Informed Care Conference

October 23, 2022

In partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the El Paso Child Guidance Center and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce the inaugural Rise Above Conference and launch of the West Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium (WTTICC).

The conference will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the El Paso Community College Administration building, Auditorium and provide excellent learning opportunities for individuals looking to improve their knowledge, skills, and competence in trauma-informed practices.

The signature…

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Mustard Seed Café Promotes Amigos Healthy Eating and Healthy Living Program

October 23, 2022

Developing healthy eating habits can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with a variety of organizations to promote healthy eating across the region.

The Mustard Seed Café and Amigos Garden recently received a grant through the Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Initiative to provide healthier meals at the cafe with the hiring of a part-time nutrition educator and nutritional and gardening classes to their Vida Natural program participants.

Nutritional classes include…

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REALIZE Board Training Program: Lunch & Learn!

October 23, 2022

With funding support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the United Way of El Paso County is ensuring the success of nonprofit organizations in our region by offering REALIZE Board Training.

Whether you currently serve on a board or hope to do so in the future, REALIZE Board has a variety of workshops and training modules available to ensure nonprofit boards of directors are prepared to undertake their critical responsibilities.

The next REALIZE Board Training Lunch & Learn Program sessions are set for this November, including:

  • Fundraising Fundamentals – on Tuesday,…
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MacKenzie Scott donates $15 million to the Health Foundation for regional health

October 6, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently received a $15 million gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. The one-time, unrestricted gift will support the Health Foundation’s mission to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease for the residents of our binational, tri-state region.

Since its inception in 1995, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has granted more than $230 million to over 300 nonprofit, academic and community partners to improve health outcomes in El Paso, southern New Mexico and Cd. Juárez….

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New videos developed on how to safeguard your workplace

October 4, 2022

Learn the fundamentals of workplace safety to keep you and others from coming in contact with or spreading pathogens that cause illness.

This four-part video series features Dr. Kristina Mena, PhD, MSPH, Dean and Environmental Scientist with the UTHealth School of Public Health El Paso, on how to minimize exposure and transmission of pathogens in the spaces where we live and work.

These videos were developed in partnership with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and Paso del Norte Community Foundation with generous funding support from Texas Mutual.

Pathogens, People and…

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New media campaign for Diabetes Now What?

September 22, 2022

Our newest mini-media campaign promotes in a clear voice the Diabetes Now What? website and resources available to our community in both English and Spanish. This campaign will run between mid-September and November and is funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. The goal is to help individuals with diabetes or recently diagnosed find the tools to manage their diabetes. For more information visit

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Flu and COVID-19 Booster Vaccines now available

September 21, 2022

As we enter the Fall season, it’s important to protect you and your family from the flu and COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages individuals to get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines as added protection from viruses that change every year.

The City of El Paso has begun administering the new Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine to individuals 12 years and older at all City Community clinics. No appointment is needed but recommended at or call 915-212-6843. For free flu shots, visit…

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