June 23, 2021
Texan by Nature (TxN), an Austin-based nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, and one of our trail partners, was here in April to ride and film the anticipated 68-mile Paso del Norte Trail in El Paso County that begins near Gadsden Middle School and ends at the County Line Lakes. With over 15 miles completed to date, the goal of the trail is to create a regionally significant landmark that promotes active transportation, preserves the history and culture of our region, highlights the Rio Grande River, supports economic development and ecotourism, provides educational and…
May 28, 2021
On Friday, September 11, 2020, one of El Paso’s most respected community leaders and former CEO of both the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and YWCA El Paso del Norte Region passed away – Myrna J. Deckert. She was an extraordinary leader committed to improving health, education, economic development, and quality of life in our region.
While at the Health Foundation, Myrna developed a Regional Framework for Health to promote health and prevent disease. She helped establish the REALIZE leadership development program, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Fundación Paso del Norte, and PHIX…
May 24, 2021
The deadline to submit applications for the REALIZE Executive leadership program is Friday, June 11 at 5 p.m. The REALIZE Program offers a cohort of 20 executives the opportunity for individualized leadership growth over 15 months. The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health. The 2021-2022 cohort is scheduled to begin in the fall 2021. To learn more about REALIZE Executive, click here.
Local food pantry program featured in recent published book for approach in providing more than food to clients
May 24, 2021
The Fresh Start program at the Kelly Center for Hunger Relief is one of the food pantries featured in Dr. Katie S. Martin’s recently published book Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries for its approach in providing pantry clients more than food. The Fresh Start Program, partially funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, offer case management, referrals, and wraparound services to increase self-sufficiency and food security. Participant goals include securing employment, finishing a degree, and learning English. Participants also attend nutrition and fitness classes and volunteer at…
May 24, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Diana Camacho to our Foundation team. Diana brings experience working in the government and nonprofit sector. She will join the accounting team supporting the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation with a variety of professional level accounting duties to include budgeting, financial reporting, reconciliations, inventory and assisting with the annual audit.
Diana has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a second Bachelor in Accounting from The University of Texas at El Paso….
May 14, 2021
A father expresses his thoughts on the need to support trails in our community for the safety of children, in a recently published El Paso Times Opinion section. To learn more about the Paso del Norte Trail, visit pasodelnortetrail.org.
Support mixed-use trails
*Previous letters published in the Times have discussed El Paso’s limited pedestrian infrastructure, preventable pedestrian deaths, and local enforcement. According to Smart Growth America, El Paso ranks 20th out of 100 metros across the U.S. for most dangerous metropolitan areas for…
April 19, 2021
Did you know that the Healthy Paso del Norte website (www.healthypasodelnorte.org) has a variety of funding opportunities that include both government and national foundations? The funding opportunities page is organized by topics that range from health, community, economy, and education and is updated regularly. More than 50 proposals are currently listed, with one that might be a perfect fit for your organization or individual research project.
Visit healthypasodelnorte.org and click on “Tools & Resources”…
April 19, 2021
The Paso del Norte Trail, which is one of six projects recognized for the 2020 Conservation Wranglers award by Texas by Nature was recently highlighted at the virtual Texas by Nature Conservation Summit.
Jana Renner, program officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, shared with Summit attendees the unique partnership between the Health Foundation and public entities to promote strategic regional trail planning and project implementation. This included the…
April 19, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation extends its sincere thanks to Marilyn Levi-Baumgarten and Project N95 for their recent donation of 50,000 blue surgical masks for residents of El Paso. Project N95 is a National COVID-19 PPE and Diagnostic Testing Clearinghouse that helps nonprofits throughout the country who serve diverse populations obtain masks so they can safely continue providing much needed services. Through a partnership with WellMed in El Paso and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the masks were delivered…
March 23, 2021
The characteristics and statistics of a specific region are vital information to improve a population’s health. Yet, access to this information can be difficult to locate and often time consuming. This can be especially true when looking for health information of three states and two countries – Paso del Norte region.
The Healthy Paso del Norte website (www.healthypasodelnorte.org) brings non-biased data, local resources and a wealth of information to one accessible location. This user-friendly website is intended to help community members and…
June 23, 2022
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with local artist and graphic designer Vanessa Clark to artistically bring to life the work of the Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke-Free and Vape-Free Initiative.
A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del…