State funding to support Paso del Norte Trail

November 16, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to share the good news from the Texas Transportation Commission, which recently approved more than $55 million for 41 projects across the state that will build sidewalks, shared use paths, bike lanes, pedestrian bridges and other safety features for people who walk and ride bicycles for transportation.

Specifically, we are pleased to share that the County of El Paso will receive funding for the following projects that are part of the Paso del Norte Trail system:

  • Project Name: **Alamo Alto Segment of the Paso del Norte Trail…
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2022 Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Letters of Intent (LOI)

November 10, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote healthy eating and physical activity. A high-quality diet that includes fruits and vegetables and appropriate daily caloric intake can combat the onset of chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Being physically active and minimizing sedentary time also decreases the risk of chronic diseases.

The Health Foundation is specifically interested in programs that promote fruit and vegetable consumption or portion control or in approaches that create opportunities to increase…

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2022 Diabetes Prevention, Early Detection, and Management - Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

November 3, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to provide diabetes prevention, early detection, and management. Programs may be related to type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Population, systems, and individual level strategies will be considered. The following categories are of special interest.

  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Literacy
  • Professional Capacity Building
  • Organizational Improvements
  • Workgroups


Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including…

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New Mexico dental students receive an opportunity to study at the Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso

October 20, 2021

Two future New Mexico dental students will have something to smile about, thanks to the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED). The state agency is stepping up to help with tuition costs for New Mexico residents attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso, Texas.

In an agreement between the NMHED and Hunt School of Dental Medicine recently announced in Las Cruces, the agency said it will cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition for two New Mexico students who otherwise would be required to pay…

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Halloween Family Bike Ride and Bike Drive

October 19, 2021

Join us for a Halloween ride along the Playa Drain Trail. This family friendly bike ride will start at Hidden Valley Park and loop around Ascarate Park Lake (approx. 7.5 miles).

Saturday, October 30, 2021
8 AM
Hidden Valley Park
200 Coconut Tree Ln.

Have some fun and dress up for an early Halloween celebration.

Rotary Club of El Paso will be accepting new/used bikes, bike parts, bike accessories and helmets at the event. Donations will benefit the El Paso community.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate, stop by Podium…

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Get vaccinated; get a free Cinemark gift certificate

October 19, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) and El Paso County are Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 by taking vaccines directly to men age 18-50 years old in El Paso – all while giving away free movie tickets and other goodies as an incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to County data and recent PdNHF focus groups, that demographic group is among the least vaccinated and least inclined to get vaccinated in the region.

The next pop-up vaccine clinic is Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6-10 pm at the Cinemark Tinseltown, 11855 Gateway Blvd. West

Those who get…

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Health Foundation awards new grants for youth and mental health

October 19, 2021

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling more than $1.6 million under the Healthy Kids and the Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Initiatives.

More than $282,000 was awarded to three nonprofit organizations under the Healthy Kids Initiative. The purpose of this 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 Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Initiative works to develop, lead, and invest in partnerships, organizations,…

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Youth and their Families Celebrate Lights on Afterschool

October 19, 2021

On October 28, the BOOST Network will host a virtual celebration of Lights On Afterschool, a national initiative designed to bring attention to the positive role and impact afterschool programs play in the lives of youth and the wide array of options that parents in the region have when looking for a high-quality one. Click here to learn more.

KVIA anchor Dylan McKim will serve as emcee for the event, which features special guests from the…

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Jana Renner to join Leadership El Paso Class 43

October 19, 2021

Congratulations to Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, on being selected to the El Paso Chamber Leadership El Paso Class 43.

Ms. Renner will join a selective group of professionals on learning about the major sectors, organizations, businesses, and programs operating in our greater El Paso area.

The El Paso Chamber Leadership is a 10-month program, which participants learn to hone their skills in agile leadership, business, and society; network with key stakeholders across a wide range of industries; and…

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Mental Health Learning Library available for family and caregivers

October 19, 2021

Support from friends and loved ones can make a huge difference when individuals are dealing with mental health problems. However, only 44% of adults with diagnosable mental health problems and less than 20% of children and adolescents receive timely, needed treatment. Helping friends, family, teachers, law enforcement officers and healthcare providers learn the facts about mental health contributes to a community culture of support and inclusion. That’s why the Paso del Norte Health Foundation partnered with Emergence Health Network to create the Mental Health Learning Library (MHLL). …

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