Celebrating 20 Years
Established in 1995 as one of the largest private foundation along the U.S.-Mexico border. We strive to promote health and prevent disease through leadership in health education, research and advocacy.
Focus is placed on communities living in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in far west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico, and in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Invested more than $141 million in the mission of the Foundation and granted to more than 300 organizations across the Borderplex.
The goal of the REALIZE experience is to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health. Customized for the Paso del Norte region and built on nine leadership attributes, REALIZE offers a cohort of twenty executives, the opportunity for individualized leadership growth over fifteen months.
With strengthened leadership in place, regional organizations and individuals are better positioned to promote health and prevent disease. ...
October 26, 2016
So far 15 mom-and-pop stores in Ciudad Juárez have signed on to be “Responsible Merchants” as part of an effort by FECHAC and the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Shift+ initiative to stem underage and binge drinking along the border.
Agreeing to be “Responsible Merchants” means the neighborhood stores will:
- Check IDs for underage drinkers.
- Sell alcohol only during legal sales hours.
- Display a Responsible Merchant Poster & Youth Education Ad.
- Separate alcohol and non-alcohol products.
- Separate alcohol advertising from candy or youth-oriented items.
Posted on October 10, 2016 by Leah Whigham
Although economic times seem to have improved since the Great Recession, many people still struggle to make ends meet. One measure of this is food insecurity - limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
Nationally, food insecurity has come down in the past 2 years. Data from 2014 show food insecurity in the US at 15.4%. El Paso fared better at 11%. However, if we consider data from households with children, food insecurity rates in El Paso climb to 25.5%, well above the US rate of 20.9%. To think that more than 1 in 4 of the children living in our county does not ...