Jana Renner to join Leadership El Paso Class 43

October 19, 2021

Congratulations to Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, on being selected to the El Paso Chamber Leadership El Paso Class 43.

Ms. Renner will join a selective group of professionals on learning about the major sectors, organizations, businesses, and programs operating in our greater El Paso area.

The El Paso Chamber Leadership is a 10-month program, which participants learn to hone their skills in agile leadership, business, and society; network with key stakeholders across a wide range of industries; and…

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Authentic Southwest Tex-Mex Diabetes Cookbook

September 21, 2021

If you are looking for authentic southwest cooking recipes that are healthy and nutritious, no need to search anymore. Southwest culinary expert, Kelley Coffeen, Ph.D. takes you on a tour of the southwest region with more than 140 recipes that stimulate the pallet, while focusing on weight loss, managing diabetes, and overall healthy eating.

Dr. Coffeen’s book, Tex-Mex Diabetes Cookbook, shares a variety of recipes that include healthy ingredients without losing the authenticity and flavor of the southwest border region. The book shares recipes such as Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Green…

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Former Health Foundation Program Officer recognized for her work under Healthy Kids Initiative

September 21, 2021

Congratulations to Bianca De León, former Health Foundation Program Officer, for being recognized as a Health Champion by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Healthier Generation is celebrating individuals that have worked to create a more just, equitable, inclusive, and healthy future for children and families.

While working for the Health Foundation, Ms. De León led the Foundation’s Healthy Kids Initiative to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth with high quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health…

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Become a Friend of the Trail

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September 30 with a walk on the Independence portion of the Paso del Norte Trail at Shawver Park! The free, family-friendly walk begins at 6:30 p.m. at Shawver Park and ending at Whittier Drive in the…

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Looking for information on the health of our region?

September 21, 2021

The provides a variety of information about quality of life, health disparities, demographics and more for El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas, Doña Ana, Otero and Luna Counites in New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez. The website is sponsored by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to support the community in assessment, strategic planning and identifying best practices.

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Creative Kids program recognized by Texas Partnership of Out of School Time

September 21, 2021

Co-Founders Andrea Gates-Ingle and Stephen Ingle discuss how Creative Kids cultivates the best in youth by immersing them in the visual arts in a new story feature by the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST).

Creative Kids’ hands-on out of school time (OST) programs reach targeted populations of kids who otherwise would have little to no exposure to the arts or OST opportunities. All program curricula are embedded with a strong social-emotional learning component so that in addition to…

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Pop-up vaccination clinics available for those unvaccinated

September 21, 2021

According to County data and recent PdNHF focus groups, men ages 18-50 years old in El Paso are among the least vaccinated and least inclined to get vaccinated in the region. With support from the County of El Paso, a pop-up vaccine initiative was launched in August 2021 to make it easier for this harder-to-reach group to get the vaccine and Reduce the Risk of COVID-19. More than 300 vaccines have been administered at local high schools, movie theaters, apartment complexes, and events to date, with thousands more people vaccinated in the 79936, 79938, 79924, and 79912 zip codes as a…

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Two new additions and a promotion to the Health Foundation Team

August 25, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Sandra Day and Audrey Garcia to the Foundation team.

Ms. Day brings more than 10 years of experience in the public health sector working for nonprofit, as well as the federal government sector. As an associate program officer, she will respond to trends and activities in the community. She is currently orienting with all program work and will be assigned to specific projects and initiatives later in 2021.

Ms. Day has a Master’s in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from The University of Texas at El…

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Desert Critters Trail developed in Alamogordo

August 25, 2021

The City of Alamogordo in partnership with the Otero Health Council Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) team recently invited the community to explore the new Desert Critters Trail located on Washington Park Stage in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The Desert Critters Trail was developed to get people walking, learn about local nature and involve the community to enjoy spending time together outdoors. The trail highlights 19 indigenous species of animals on stone monuments hidden throughout the trail and park for people to locate as part of a scavenger hunt.


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Cooking Classes Empowers Tornillo Students and their Families

August 24, 2021

Cooking classes at Tornillo ISD were recently provided to students and their families to learn to make affordable, nutritious, and delicious meals. Common Threads, a national nonprofit organization, offered the classes over the summer with a focus on teaching families how to cook together and incorporate healthy habits at home all while exploring different cultures. Participants of the class prepared a Greek Gyro and spaghetti with tomato and vegetable sauce as they learned about Greek and Italian culture.

“I enjoyed the class and am eager to…

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