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A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity for El Paso

April 27, 2023

Following a series of community meetings earlier this year, planners have developed guiding principles and preliminary programming concepts for the Downtown Deck Plaza. These concepts are the next step in an on-going study of the feasibility of creating El Paso’s next great public space over Interstate 10 between Campbell Street and Prospect Street. The Deck Plaza would reconnect neighborhoods, provide opportunities for inclusive economic development, and create a regional amenity for residents and visitors to enjoy.

In support of the City of El Paso, the Downtown Deck Plaza Foundation…

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Foundation staff gather to learn from each other

April 24, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation staff recently participated in their yearly staff retreat. Dr. Melanie Longhurst, assistant professor and licensed clinical psychologist in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Department of Psychiatry, presented the importance of managing stress, mindfulness, and mental health. After the presentation, the staff participated in a team-building activity at the Red Door Escape Room.

Thank you to El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center for allowing us to use their facility.

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The BOOST Network, a one-stop shop for summer programs

April 22, 2023

As the summer break approaches, the search for programs for children and youth can be unwieldy. The BOOST Network offers a practical solution for parents and youth to find the program best aligned with the interests, budget, and location of its seeker through the Spring Into Summer campaign.

This awareness campaign promotes enrollment in summer programs offered by the region’s out-of-school-time (OST) providers. The BOOST Network compiled a comprehensive list of summer programs in the Paso del Norte region (El Paso, southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez). The Summer Resource Guide can…

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Ribbon Cutting celebration of Segment II of Playa Drain Trail

April 22, 2023

In partnership with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the City of El Paso celebrated the addition of Segment II of the Playa Drain Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Health Foundation senior program officer Jana Renner provided comments during the ceremony, joining City Council Representative Henry Rivera, neighborhood association leaders, city staff, and members of the community.

The newly completed segment stretches from Knights to Yarbrough Drive near Mission Valley’s Shawver Park. The $1.2 million investment allows visitors to walk, jog or cycle, and includes amenities such as…

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Health Foundation awards more than $1.2 million in grants under Healthy Kids Initiative

April 22, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 12 grants totaling more than $1.2 million under the Healthy Kids Initiative. This Initiative works to improve a range of health outcomes by engaging disconnected youth and young adults in the Paso del Norte region in high-quality programs during out-of-school hours. The Health 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 and to “disconnected youth adults” as young people between the ages of 16-24 who are not in school and not working.

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REALIZE Executive Cohort Engages in Interactive Activities to Build Leadership Skills

April 22, 2023

Recently, the REALIZE Executive cohort participated in an off-site retreat in Marfa, Texas. The cohort engaged in leadership development activities rooted in the theatrical arts to positively influence executive presence, successful interactions with team members, communication, office culture, and more. With a background in counseling, theater, and trial consultation, Monica Mojica led the interactive lessons.

REALIZE Executive inspires already effective leaders to become transformational leaders to benefit the region’s health. The Health Foundation funds the REALIZE program, which is…

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Staff Promotion

April 22, 2023

Join us in congratulating Diana Seabrooks on her recent promotion to Human Resource Administrator/Executive Assistant for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation. Diana will lead human resources administration and provide executive support to the Board of Directors and CEO.

Before her promotion, Diana was an accounting support assistant with the Foundations and recently celebrated her one-year work anniversary.

To learn more about Diana and the Health Foundation staff, click here.

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Investing $4.91 million to promote Healthy Living in 2022

April 22, 2023

In 2022, the Health Foundation invested $4.91 million to support 55 grants under the Healthy Living priority area. This priority area supports efforts that promote positive behaviors to prevent disease, including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and positive opportunities for youth.

Click here to learn more about what the Health Foundation and our partners are doing to promote health and prevent disease by reviewing our 2022 annual report.

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Community outreach students receive certification

April 22, 2023

In partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso, the Health Foundation recently presented certificates of completion for the Diabetes Awareness Training Program for Community Outreach students working towards a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree at UTEP.

The training consisted of three 1-hour sessions that included topics such as what is diabetes?, signs and symptoms, general guidelines for healthy eating and physical activity, and community resources available to be tested and manage diabetes. The training also included public speaking strategies and adult…

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Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes and if you are at risk

April 22, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has partnered with the El Paso Center for Diabetes to create two new resources to help individuals learn more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes and if they are at risk.

Videos

A new video campaign was developed to help the community identify the signs and symptoms, such as frequent urination, blurry vision, and increased fatigue, as indicators of diabetes. Click on the links below to watch the video in English and Spanish.

English video

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