June 11, 2019
The boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Fundación Paso del Norte para la Salud y Bienestar are pleased to announce the release of our 2018 Annual Report: Trailblazing 2018annualreport.pdnhf.org.
The online 2018 Report highlights the collaborative work to improve health, education, social services, economic development and quality of life in the region, grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and an accounting of foundation resources.
Collectively, in 2018, the…
June 11, 2019
As part of our ongoing commitment to stewardship, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Paso del Norte Health Foundation are working to move as many functions as possible from paper to digital platforms.
We started the effort to reduce our use of paper and printing internally sharing documents electronically, preparing board materials using a board packet app, and moving the majority of our annual report content online. We have taken another step recently with digital contracts and electronic payments.
We are proud of our staff for moving more tasks into the digital space and…
May 16, 2019
Allan Goldfarb was inspired to volunteer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation by former CEO Myrna Deckert. A committed board member from 2010 to 2016, he served as board chair in 2013 and was also a founding board member and chair of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation in 2016.
Mr. Goldfarb and his wife, Amy, are especially committed to creating a region driven by the power of healthy living. They aspire for El Paso to be among the healthiest cities in Texas. Amy was a Division I college tennis player, still active on the courts today, and her parents ran marathons well into…
May 16, 2019
The City of El Paso Police Department in collaboration with Emergence Health Network and the County of El Paso took a big step forward in efforts to improve the behavioral health system of care. The Department launched its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to serve El Paso residents experiencing a mental health crisis. The CIT is a co-responder program partnering a specially trained El Paso officer with a masters-level licensed professional clinician from Emergence Health Network.
The police officer and clinician ride together in a patrol car. Since its launch in January of this year, the…
May 15, 2019
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is supporting NAMI El Paso during Mental Health Month by promoting the importance of caring for others as part of NAMI National’s “Why Care” campaign.
Research shows that recovery from a mental illness, including addiction, occurs best in a caring supportive environment that promotes acceptance and prevents social isolation. “CARE” is an action, feeling or gift given to ourselves and to each other. People feel loved when someone cares. People feel heard when someone cares. People recover when someone cares. Society changes when people care. Entire…
May 15, 2019
El Paso Giving Day (EPGD) was established four years ago to increase awareness and community engagement and support for the active network of nonprofit organizations that provide vital programs and services to the residents of our community. Planning has begun for EPGD 2019 – set for Thursday, November 14th - to reach an even larger audience and engage even more donors to support our nonprofit entities.
If you work with a nonprofit or know of one that would like to participate, please join the Paso del Norte Community Foundation on **June 12th at the EPCC Administrative Services Center…
May 14, 2019
The desire to create healthy and safe recreational areas and routes for the residents in the city and county of El Paso was affirmed this past month with the adoption of a resolution in support of the new, proposed 60-mile county-wide Paso del Norte Trail by four governing bodies.
The El Paso County Commissioners, El Paso City Council and board of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority unanimously approved a resolution in support of the new recreational hike and bike trail known as the Paso del Norte Trail.
The trail master plan was developed by the Paso del Norte Health…
May 14, 2019
On May 9, 2019, the REALIZE Executive Leadership program kicked-off in Ciudad Juárez under the Spanish name “REALIZE Liderazgo Transformacional”. Twenty executives active in Ciudad Juárez were selected from a pool of more than 70 nominees. They join the select network of REALIZE leaders from both the US and Mexico. These executives will undergo a 10-month transformational process to improve their leadership skills and build synergies to improve health in the Paso del Norte region.
For more information on REALIZE Liderazgo Transformacional, contact José Antonio Ibáñez at (915) 400-0147,…
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…
June 29, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOI) from eligible organizations to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare for a potential second wave or future crisis, and transform their operations for future success.
Deadline for LOI submission is Friday, July 10, 2020