Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

Community Resilience

To provide leadership for crisis response and other emergent health needs in the region. In difficult times, such as with the 2019 El Paso shooting and the emergence of COVID-19, the Health Foundation thoughtfully responded in collaboration with community organizations and with funding. We are committed to continued involvement when crisis hits and are preparing for an even more efficient response.

In partnership with the County of El Paso, the Health Foundation founded the “Reduce the Risk” campaign to engage more than 70 promotoras across the region to promote health and safety messaging, vaccine registration support, and information around financial and economic support services. Reduce the Risk website:

The Health Foundation has also awarded more than $3 million to 35 nonprofit organizations to support their preparedness, recovery and transformation through the pandemic.

Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
CASA of El Paso-COVID-19 Recovery CASA of El Paso Inc. $67,000.00
Recovering and Transforming into the Digital World El Paso Human Services Inc. $54,336.00
Extending Healing and Hope: Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the El Paso Child Guidance Center El Paso Child Guidance Center $250,199.47
El Paso Mental Health Expansion Initiative Family Service of El Paso, Inc. $103,567.31
Community Outreach & Education Texas A&M University $285,616.00
Walk STEAM Augmented Reality DinoTracks Hiking Tour Transformation & Recovery Insights-El Paso Science Center Inc. $33,140.00
From Crisis to Communication and Collaboration: Re-envisioning Communities of Recovery Recovery Alliance of El Paso $319,358.40
Transformation to a Modern United Way United Way of El Paso County $113,942.00
Kelly Adaptations Kelly Memorial for Hunger Relief $67,248.42
Support for El Paso COVID-19 Preparedness Medical Center of the Americas Foundation $50,000.00

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Local artist brings to life the work done on smoking and vaping in our region

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…

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