Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs

IGNITE

The goal of the IGNITE Initiative is to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth in the Paso del Norte region in high quality programs during out of school hours. The Foundation refers to “disconnected youth” as people between the ages of 5-17 who are not involved in out-of-school activities or not working. Evidence indicates that youth who are involved in out of school programs are less likely to use drugs, alcohol, or be involved in criminal activity. Well-designed youth activities increase protective factors needed for youth to lead healthy and productive lives. Currently, program partnerships have been established throughout the region and policy efforts are underway.

Interactive Mapping Tools: illustrate out of school programs through a point in time data set from fall 2016. The U.S. map includes youth population ages 7-18 by census track in the New Mexico and Texas counties of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s service region. The Mexico map includes youth population ages 6-17 by census track in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Links below:

U.S.Map

Mexico Map

IGNITE Essence Video: highlights the purpose of the IGNITE Initiative and the impact out of school programs can have on health outcomes for youth.

Strategic Plan

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

Project ABLE (Art Brokers Learning Experiences)

Unidos Prosperamos

More Teens, More Often

Espacios de vinculación y desarrollo juvenil

Cultura, arte y deporte: Jóvenes en acción

Rodis Junior

Ochéra Entrenando con Valores

Programa de Arte de Verano para Jóvenes en Palomas / Palomas Youth Summer Art Program

Conectando con ValorArte 2019-2020

Femap en Conexión 2019-2020

2017 Healthy Kids: Healthy Kids Backbone Organization


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News

The Foundation earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

January 15, 2020

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to the nonprofit profile on GuideStar. Now community members as well as more than 10 million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about the Health Foundation’s goals, strategies, capabilities, and process. [Click…

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