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 goals the Shift+ initiative are to reduce underage drinking and binge drinking in all ages. Binge drinking is the most common form of excessive drinking and is defined as 5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women in one occasion. Youth and young adults are particularly vulnerable to the negative consequence of binge drinking, including sexual assaults, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, and unintentional injuries. Currently, partners in E...
July 25, 2016
There is an important transformation taking place in Ciudad Juárez around a subject many adults have difficulty addressing with their adolescent children – how to lead healthy sexual lives.
“Sexuality, as a fundamental component of development, requires that education on this topic be a key task for the construction of a healthy society,” the FEMAP Foundation states in advocating for its “En Sexualidad, Tu Tienes la Palabra/With Sexuality, You Have a Voice” program.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF), through the Two Should Know initiative, continues to make an investment in...
Posted on July 4, 2016 by Jana Renner
The smoking landscape has changed in the past five years. The good news is that youth smoking rates are down. The proportion of middle and high school students in the U.S. that regularly use cigarettes is below 10 percent. Years of comprehensive tobacco control prevention efforts have led to this decline in smoking rates. Cigarette marketing has been banned for decades, and many communities, like El Paso, are protected by Clean Air ordinances.
Big Tobacco has found ways to counter these decreases in smoking. The use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), more co...