Join us for the October REALIZE Lunch & Learn Courses

September 25, 2023

If you are looking for information on board structure and effective board meetings, join us for the October Lunch & Learn courses.

Building a Board Cycle and Structure
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Effective Board Meetings and the Board Leadership Partnership
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

All meetings are from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
(check-in will begin at 11;15 am; box lunches provided
Stanton Tower Boardroom, 100 N Stanton St, El Paso, TX 79901

Trainer: Tommy Gabriel, Associate Vice President of WestStar Wealth Management

Each course has…

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Sabrosa Vida’s Monthly Recipe

September 12, 2023

Sabrosa Vida is a free chef-led cooking and nutritional educational program funded by the Health Foundation in partnership with the El Paso Center for Diabetes.

The four-week curriculum includes lessons on nutrition education, meal preparation, and shopping skills, designed to emphasize that healthy cooking can still taste good and be fun and easy to prepare. For more information, contact El Paso Center for Diabetes at 915-532-6280.

This month’s taste recipe - Mixed Vegetables Salad with Agave-Lemon Lime Dressing. Stay tuned for upcoming recipes in the next few months.


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CEO Tracy Yellen is in the hot seat. For a good cause, of course!

August 24, 2023

The El Paso Child Guidance Center (Center) is fired up and ready with its largest fundraising event of the year. Tracy Yellen, Chief Executive Officer of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, will be roasted in the presence of friends and colleagues for an evening of lighthearted humor and entertainment.

El Paso Child Guidance Center’s 21st Annual Dinner and Comedic Roast
Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
El Paso Country Club

Tickets are $175 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. Various…

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REALIZE Board Lunch & Learn is back for Fall Series

August 24, 2023

Make plans to sign up for the first lesson in the REALIZE Board Lunch & Learn series: Roles and REALIZE Responsibilities of Individual Board Members.

Led by the United Way of El Paso County, this course will provide an understanding of individual board member’s duties, roles, responsibilities, and characteristics and is led by local BoardSource certified trainers. BoardSource is a gold-standard leader in board leadership that supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders across the country and around the world.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

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New partnership helps screen dental patients for diabetes

August 24, 2023

With funding from the Health Foundation, the Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC-El Paso) is screening patients for diabetes at the TTUHSC-El Paso Oral Health Clinic.

The program engages dental students, TTUHSC-El Paso faculty, and community health workers to assess a patient’s risk for diabetes and, if the patient is at risk, navigate them to a primary care provider. As one of the few diabetes screening programs affiliated with a dental school in the U.S., more than 170 patients have been screened for diabetes since early…

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Get to know PdNHF

August 24, 2023

Today we introduce you to Claudia Perez, PdNHF Program/IT Administrator. CLICK HERE to view the video to learn more about Claudia. For a list of our team and how we are #InvestingInHealth, visit

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A new staffer joins the Health Foundation

August 24, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashley Vargas has joined the team as Accounting Support Assistant. Ashley supports the Accounting Department in accounts payable, reporting, and other accounting functions for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. She also serves as support for all areas of customer service.

Ashley has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso. She likes spending time with her family and being a mom to her beautiful baby…

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Our Line of Work – Community of Philanthropy

August 24, 2023

Papel picado – the inspiration of our 2022 annual report – embodies the beauty and spirit of our binational, tri-state region. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, and Fundación Paso del Norte evolve to meet the needs of our region and best practices in philanthropy.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was established in 1995 from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation with an initial $130 million from the proceeds of the sale. It is a supporting organization to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and works with…

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Health Foundation awards 10 grants totaling more than $1.3M under Diabetes Initiative

August 23, 2023

In El Paso, the prevalence of diabetes outpaces the national numbers, with an estimated 15.3 percent of adults, or about 94,000 people, living with diabetes.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1.3 million under the Disease Prevention & Management priority area and Diabetes initiative. The Health Foundation works in partnership with organizations to implement initiatives and programs for diabetes prevention, early detection, and management in the region.

Centro Familiar para la Integracion y Crecimiento, A.C. - $48,565.00

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Funding opportunity under Healthy Kids Initiative

August 16, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Foundation’s Strategic Plan for the Healthy Kids Initiative.

Specifically, the Health Foundation seeks LOIs

  • to increase the number of disconnected youth ages 5-17 years old who participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Connected youth are involved in out-of-school time activity, in a safe place, with a caring adult. Connected youth also tend to avoid situations and behaviors that compromise health while engaging in activity that promotes health.
  • to increase…
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