Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity can improve cognitive function in youth, reduce anxiety and depression risk and improve sleep, and reduce the risk of fall-related injuries in older adults. 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 is partnering 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.

More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and is partnering with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network.

2021 Paso del Norte Trail Report

Paso del Norte Trail Alignment

Program Lead: Jana Renner


Awarded Grants

Project Title Organization Grant Amount
Southwest Dona Ana Move Trail City of Las Cruces $350,000.00
More Counts/Mas Cuenta Texas A&M University $167,053.70

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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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