June 25, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Enrique Mata, Senior Program Officer for the Health Foundation, to the Texas Family and Protective Services Council. This is a position appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a five-year term.
Council members are charged with studying and making recommendations to the commissioner regarding the management and operation of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Mr. Mata has more than 20 years of experience in health philanthropy including designing, implementing, and evaluating multi-million…
June 25, 2020
Children at Risk has appointed Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to its board of directors. The appointment is for a three-year term that includes members from across Texas.
Children at Risk is a nonprofit organization leading the way to improving the quality of life for Texas’ children through research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
To learn more about Children at Risk, click here.
June 24, 2020
An accurate count is crucial. The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.
This year you can respond in one of three ways: phone, mail, or for the first time an online response option is available. Information from responses is not shared with anyone,…
June 22, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 15 grants totaling more than $1.8 million under the Healthy Eating and Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.
Funded organizations are:
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger - $110,734.00
Converting El Paso Food Pantries to Client Choice Models
To educate and provide support to ten food pantries to convert to client-choice models to increase healthy food options in El Paso, TX.
June 18, 2020
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation have partnered with City of El Paso, County of El Paso and business organizations to pledge to protect the health and safety of employees and customers and instill community confidence to combat COVID-19. The City recently announced the Pledge to Safety program for local businesses to implement important safety measures for a strong and healthy community. Local businesses are encouraged to pledge to comply with all of the safety requirements and recommendations made by health officials.
“The health of our…
June 3, 2020
The boards and staff of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report: Building a Legacy. The online annual report highlights the collaborative work to improve health, education, social services, economic development and quality of life in the region, grants awarded, and an accounting of foundation resources.
In 2019, the Health Foundation invested $11.67 million in grants and charitable expenses in five priority areas: Healthy Eating & Active Living, Tobacco & Alcohol Prevention, Mental Health…
June 3, 2020
In 2020, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary, ensuring that the people of our region have the knowledge, resources, support and environment to lead happy, healthy and productive lives. The Health Foundation Home Page has a timeline of initiatives and programs that have impacted the region over the past 25 years. There is also historic information that captures the theme for this annual report “Building a legacy” and shares the partnerships developed to improve health and prevent disease in…
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation joins the City and others to create COVID-19 Enhance Regional Public Health Partnership
May 18, 2020
The City of El Paso, in partnership with the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation announced the creation of the COVID-19 Enhanced Regional Public Health Partnership, a public-private partnership that aims to improve communication and coordination between public sector officials, private sector partners and healthcare providers to strengthen the region’s collective capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Battelle, an international science and technology company that has been at the forefront of the global response to the…
May 18, 2020
The Paso del Norte Complete Count Committee has partnered with Rep. César Blanco’s office, NALEO, ELP County, the League of Women Voters and more to train local volunteers for a Census Phone Banking program. Volunteers will be trained to call El Pasoans in hard-to-count (HTC) communities and ask if they have completed the Census, answer questions, and schedule appointments with the US Census Bureau, as needed. The Phone Banking program will help reach El Pasoans who do not have smartphones, and will not be reached via the Text Message Program. Organizations and community members are…
May 18, 2020
During this month of May, we find ourselves in the middle of an entirely new set of difficult challenges as we continue social distancing and working from home. This emphasizes not only the need for the celebration and promotion of Mental Health Month, but a time for us to reflect on how we will continue to adapt our local mental health systems into a virtual array of easy to access online services that target more residents in need of resources throughout our entire region.
Experts across the nation are sounding the alarm on the lingering impact this pandemic will continue to have on…
September 21, 2021
The Paso del Norte Trail Foundation and network of trails relies heavily on people like you! Becoming a Friend of the Trail means being a volunteer, ambassador, donor, or all three. Your help furthers the mission of the trail. To learn more, click here or visit…