A new look to the Foundation web site

February 4, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned web site ( The new design offers visitors an easier approach to information from the home page. News, events, videos, and grant opportunities are just a click away.

“These new changes help visitors navigate through the site with much more ease,” says Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and family of foundations. “The new design enables visitors to quickly access enhanced, user-friendly information that demonstrates our commitment to accessibility and…

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PDNF News - Final week for proposals

January 25, 2016

The Paso del Norte Foundation will sponsor the 2016 Paso del Norte Foundation Challenge Fund Program which seeks to: - increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to improve health, and - inspire charitable giving by offering matching funds for a wide-range of challenge fund events and appeals.

Proposals for participation in the Challenge Fund Program must be received by the Foundation via e-mail by 12:00 pm on Friday, January 29th.

The Loaves and Fishes Fund seeks to make an impact in the lives of those struggling each day to survive. The Fund will make grants…

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Shift+ Coalition in Luna County are one step closer to reducing substance use among young people.

January 21, 2016

For years, Luna County has had an active health council and strong coalition focused on reducing substance use among young people. That long-standing commitment from local law enforcement, public health and other community advocates paved the way for Luna County to adopt the first Social Host Ordinance in the Paso del Norte region.

A Social Host Ordinance was identified as a tool that the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Shift+ coalition utilized within its overall strategy to address and reduce binge drinking across the Borderplex.

Luna County Commissioners adopted their Social…

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Tracy Yellen named CEO for Paso del Norte Health Foundations

January 9, 2016

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s (PdNHF) board of directors today announced the appointment of Tracy Yellen as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and its affiliated foundations. Yellen comes to the PdNHF with extensive experience in the bi-national non-profit arena, having most recently served as the President of the Paso Del Norte Foundation.

“I am deeply heartened to have been entrusted with the task of continuing the life-changing work the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is known for doing. I look forward to working alongside the…

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Social Host Ordinance takes effect in Luna County

January 7, 2016

Members of the Shift + network are celebrating as Luna County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a Social Host Ordinance that will allow law enforcement to cite individuals of a gathering where underage drinking occurs.

Shift+ is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and has been working with individuals from the U.S./Mexico border to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking of all ages in the Paso del Norte region.

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Residents of Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico celebrate their new community sports center.

January 5, 2016

Through the power of partnership with the Border Partners and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, an unfinished building was renovated into a sports complex. Children and their families in the area now have a place to be physically active and have fun.

To learn more, click here.

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Cristina Arias joins the Foundation as Director of Accounting and IT

December 23, 2015

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to welcome Cristina Arias as the new Director of Accounting and IT.

Ms. Arias will oversee the financial and bookkeeping services, preparation of financial statements and analysis budgets, governmental reports and payroll. She will also serve as the liaison between the Foundation’s IT contractor and staff.

Ms. Arias has over eight years of accounting and management experience. She holds a bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Check out the PdNHF December Newsletter

December 18, 2015

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s December Newsletter is now available.

Click here to view.

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El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium brings all the players to the table

December 16, 2015

El Paso County leaders are working to transform the current behavioral healthcare system into an ideal, accessible, person-centered behavioral health system of care. To tackle this daunting and complex task the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium was formed.

Its first step was to do an in-depth assessment to understand services being provided and the organizations providing them. This 8 month process resulted was an extensive report including analyzed data on needs and local resources, interviews with over 50 community leaders, clinicians and stakeholders and recommendations for action…

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PdNHF partner Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute announces new CEO

December 3, 2015

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is pleased to share the announcement of Andrew Keller, PhD. as the new CEO for Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI). MMHPI traces its origins to the vision of The Meadows Foundation and its philanthropic leadership throughout the State of Texas on mental health issues.

PdNHF and MMHPI have worked together on many projects related to mental health in the region. Dr. Keller was instrumental in providing support for PdNHF’s Think.Change Initiative and the El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium. Today, Sharon Butterworth, mental health…

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