Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

Additional Links

https://www.pasodelnortetrail.org/

Physical Activity

Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
Construyendo espacios saludables para niños y jóvenes Centro de Asesoria y Promocion Juvenil, A.C. $69,300.00
Movimiento Saludable Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz, A.C. $154,822.80
Youth on the Move New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc. $135,990.46
More Counts/Mas Cuenta Texas A&M University $167,053.70
Promoting Active Living Through Behavior Change The Regents of New Mexico State University $44,087.00


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