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 Ho…
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 Foundat…
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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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.
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.
December 18, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s December Newsletter is now available.
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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 …
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 adv…
November 30, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PdNHF) is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) under the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Priority Area: Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL). Applicants are encouraged to download and read the HEAL Strategic Plan. After LOI review, selected agencies will be invited to submit a full proposal. Eligible applicants include nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, including churches and units of government, located in the Paso del Norte region.
Deadlines & Schedule:
• Letters of Intent due to Foundation: Janu...
November 19, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The office will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2015.
December 14, 2017
Community advocates recently gathered for a luncheon, hosted by A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, to celebrate El Paso’s 15 years of a smoke-free environment. In 2002, El Paso became the first Texas city to adopt a Clean Indoor Air Ordinance.
A Smoke Free Paso del Norte, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Fou…