October 15, 2015
Nohemi Rubio, Associate Program Officer from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation graduates from the Leaders across the Borders leadership development program organized by the U.S. – Mexico Border Health Commission. The graduation ceremony was held on October 9, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Rubio was one of 11 individuals selected from throughout the country to participate in the program. She was the only representative for El Paso.
Ms. Rubio was able to complete and present a binational communications protocol design describing best communication practices and a code of conduct that fo…
October 8, 2015
20th Anniversary celebration October 1 & 2, 2015 Wyndham, El Paso Airport Hilton
Paso del Norte Health Foundation celebrated its 20th Anniversary with three events recognizing the individuals who helped to form the original Providence Hospital, Providence Memorial Hospital and the Health Foundation.
Legacy Event – October 1
Descendants of Dr. and Mrs. M.P. Shuster and the founding board of Providence Memorial Hospital joined us for an afternoon reception to honor those that contributed to improving the health of the people in the border region for over 100 years. Attendees rece…
October 8, 2015
Begin at Birth (2000 – 2008)
The family plays a vital role in the health of a child. Nurturing and caring for loved ones at any age contributes too many benefits that lead to positive health outcomes. The Begin at Birth Initiative (B@B) focused on raising public awareness on the importance of the first three years of life for a child – not only their academic achievement, but also their health, safety and overall well-being. Priority was placed on improving quality of child care centers, providing parent education, and engaging fathers in the lives of their children.
B@B also provided…
October 5, 2015
Pushing for El Paso to become one of the first major U.S. cities to adopt an ordinance banning indoor smoking in public places, and seeing a reduction in the number of smokers and incidence of lung cancer rates as a result.
Reducing the excess calories in meals and creating healthy menu options in restaurants; adding miles of public walking trails; and facilitating teen-to-teen conversations on the U.S.-Mexico border around the topic of healthy sexuality.
These are some of the ways the Paso del Norte Health Foundation has been at the forefront in helping El Paso and the surrounding …
September 30, 2015
You are invited to attend
Paso del Norte Tobacco Control Network
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Binational Health Week – Consul General, Mexico SYNAR Retail Checks – Prevention Resource Center
Centro San Vicente – Classroom A (2nd Floor) 8061 Alameda Ave. El Paso, TX 79915
Lunch will be provided.
If you know of anybody interested in attending, please invite them.
RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, October 7 2015.
Please contact Annette Torres for information or to RSVP at http://research.utep.edu/smokefree, at (915) 7…
September 24, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 15 grants totaling more than $2.2 million under the Healthy Eating Active Living Priority Area – HEAL Initiative. The purpose of the HEAL Initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families.
Funded organizations are:
Arbol de Vida - $106,028.25 Healthy Eating Active Living To provide meals and offer physical activity for residents near-by middle and high schools at their center in Ciudad Juárez, MX.
Border Partners - $27,500.00 Healthy Eating Active Living in Border region of Lu…
September 9, 2015
2013-14 graduates from left to right: Richardo Torres, Darisabel Roman, Stacy Tylor, Danielle Ciccone, Cassandra Jennings, Edward Pacheco. Ms. Jennings and Ms. Roman have returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.
2014-15 graduates from left to right: Jennifer Ambriz, David Jones, Christine Sainvil, Sean Woodland. Mr. Jones has returned to practice in the Paso del Norte region.
The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC), a partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso University Counseling Center (UCC) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center E…
September 8, 2015
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded eight grants for more than $655,000 under the Healthy Relationships Priority Area – IGNITE Initiative. The goal of the IGNITE initiative is to improve health outcomes of disconnected youth through participation in high quality out-of-school programs in the Paso del Norte region.
Funded organizations are:
Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council - $130,256.50 Unidos Prosperamos To recruit 100 new, disconnected boys in the far east El Paso and southwest New Mexico to become part of the Boy Scouts of America program.
Centro de Asesori…
August 25, 2015
As the sun sets on the west side of the Franklin Mountains, the number 20 illuminates from the sides of the Wells Fargo Building in Downtown El Paso. The‘20’ announces the celebration of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s 20th Anniversary and the organization’s two decade contribution to health promotion in the region.
The Health Foundation was established from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare in 1995. The Health Foundation is one of the largest private foundations on the U.S.-Mexico border and works to improve the lives of the people living in far western…
August 19, 2015
Myrna J. Deckert announced her retirement as CEO of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Now she’s looking forward to years of golf, travel and being with her children and grandchildren.
That is, once a replacement is named, which should be later this year.
Our boss has been at the helm of the Health Foundation for eight years, and she’s had a lasting impact on the border for more than 45 years as both a leader and innovator at the YWCA, the Paso del Norte Group and the PdNHF.
Under her leadership, the Health Foundation has grown the number of program initiatives it supports to in…
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…