The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to support nonprofit organization working with disconnected youth

September 19, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions (AIFCS) recently invited several local nonprofit organizations that focus on engaging disconnected young adults (Opportunity Youth – OY) to participate in an information session to identify at least one local organization to be part of The Aspen Institute’s Innovation Fund. OY are defined as young adults between the ages of 16-24 who are not in school, not working or working in very low-wage positions, or not in any postsecondary setting. It is estimated that there are 15,800 OY in El…

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Health Foundation Board member honored as 2022 Woman of Impact

September 19, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Lawson on being named an El Paso Inc. 2022 Woman of Impact. Dr. Lawson and five other honorees were selected for their positive impact to the community related to health, education, and quality of life.

Dr. Lawson is Group Chief Nursing Officer at The Hospitals of Providence (THOP) and oversees patient care and outcomes within all the THOP health network hospitals. She has served on the Health Foundation Board since 2020 and currently serves on the Allocations Committee.

We salute Dr. Lawson and all the honorees for their recognition and impact on our…

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A Growing Community of Philanthropy

September 19, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and its sister organizations, Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juárez, help bring together our region’s growing community of philanthropy. Our shared purpose: to grow, invest and leverage the philanthropic resources entrusted to our care to improve health, education, social services, economic development, and quality of life through active partnerships. Learn more in our annual report, Purpose, Possibilities & Partnerships, at

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Providing positive behaviors to children in Ciudad Juárez

September 17, 2022

A lifestyle that consists of physical activity and proper nutrition is important to one’s overall quality of life. This is why the Paso del Norte Health Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations in the region to promote positive behaviors to improve health and prevent disease.

Recently, Arbol de Vida was awarded a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Living priority area to provide nutritious meals and physical activity to 100 children five-days a week in Rancho Anapra and Loma de Poleo in Ciudad Juárez, MX. Funding supports a registered nutritionist to advise…

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Health Foundation awards 10 grants under Diabetes Initiative

September 1, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1 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. - $41,472.00
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To provide a diabetes education pilot program to 80 people in Ciudad Juárez, MX.

El Paso Diabetes Association, Inc. - $209,774.40

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Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network Summit

August 31, 2022

Join us for the Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network - Emerging Issues in Commercial Tobacco and Vaping Summit

The summit will focus on emerging commercial tobacco and vaping products among youth, provide insights on local prevention and intervention efforts, and will end by providing implications for community practice.

Friday, October 21, 2022
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
El Paso Community College Administration Building A
9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925

Interested participants: community practitioners, healthcare providers & clinicians, social workers, counselors,…

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BOOST Network Kids’ Night Out at UTEP football game

August 24, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with United Way of El Paso County and Raiz Federal Credit Union is pleased to support the BOOST Network’s first Kids’ Night Out.

Kids’ Night Out is the first event of its kind to bring 1,500 children and youth that participate in the BOOST Network members’ out-of-school time (OST) program to attend UTEP’s football home opening game on Saturday, August 27 at UTEP’s Sun Bowl. Participants will receive a unique experience and create fond memories that will last a lifetime not only enjoying a fun night out but being exposed to experiences…

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Health Foundation announces new REALIZE Executive cohort

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation launched its fifth U.S. REALIZE Executive leadership experience with a kick-off event on August 10, 2022.

REALIZE Executive is a world-class leadership development experience, custom designed by international leadership experts and Health Foundation staff, for emerging top-level management within the Paso del Norte region.

“The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already capable leaders to become transformational leaders for the community and within their respective organizations,” said Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the…

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Welcome reception for new dean of UTEP College of Health Sciences

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently hosted a reception to welcome Dr. William Robertson, new Dean of the UTEP College of Health Sciences with leaders from the nonprofit, public health, and healthcare sectors.

The UTEP College of Health Sciences serves more than 2,200 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, and offers a range of nationally accredited professional programs including public health, physical and occupational therapy, clinical laboratory science, rehabilitation sciences and social work. Serving the second largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico…

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Partnership to impact school health outcomes

August 22, 2022

School environments have a major impact on the health and development of children and adolescences. A focus on safe and supportive environments, healthy foods, health education and physical activity are a few of the key areas that the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) are addressing to strengthen and implement school districts wellness policies to promote student wellness.

Kristen Ortega, AFHK, District Wellness Policy, and Smoke-Free Project Coordinator, Michelle Smith, AFHK Texas State Coordinator, and Stephanie McCoy, AFHK Regional…

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