May 24, 2017
Follow these 5 steps to protect yourself from the sun.
When exercising outdoors, make sure you SLIP on some light-colored clothing. If possible, try wearing some long-sleeved shirts.
During the middle of the day the sunrays are the strongest. SLOP on sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher. For those individuals that are under medication, make sure you check with your doctor or pharmacist to find what SPF is better for you; some medications can increase the skin sensitivity.
Protect your ears, neck and face: SLAP on a wide rim hat.
SLIDE on sunglasses to p…
May 22, 2017
When it comes to the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative, more is better.
The more multi-disciplined the approach, the greater the odds a cross-section of the region will benefit.
The more there is a mixture of programs that teach people the skills they need to live a healthier life and availability of nutritious food to make healthy lifestyle choices, the better the chances that HEAL will take root and create lifelong habits.
This is where the City of El Paso’s Eat Well! El Paso campaign comes into play. Eat Well! El Paso ad…
May 18, 2017
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) was recognized by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as a Golden Impact Community Partner. This is given to an organization for their commitment to the university and contributions to student success. The College of Health Sciences nominated the Health Foundation.
UTEP created this award to give thanks to those individuals or organizations in the community that invested their time and resources to provide students with a valuable academic experience outside the classroom that has enhanced their education. President Diana Na…
May 18, 2017
Thank you to everyone that attended the Playa Drain Trail Community Meeting. There was great feedback and discussions. If you were unable to attend, there will be another opportunity to give us your input on Wednesday, June 28 - Riverside High School Cafeteria at 6 pm.
Click on link below to view the presentation that was shared at the meeting. (Large file - please be patient) Playa Drain Trail - Phase I Presentation
Click on link below to view Phase I Study Areas of Playa Drain Trail.
Playa Drain Trail - Phase I Study area
Click on link below to review public comments.
Public Meeting Group Comments - May 17, 2017
Photos from May 17 Community Me…
May 9, 2017
There are few leaders in our community who are as knowledgeable, determined and gracious as El Paso’s own Sharon Butterworth.
Sharon has spent more than two decades working to improve services for and change the perceptions about people with mental illness in our region and across the state. She’s served as a community-advocate and leader on multiple local and state boards dedicated to mental health and social services. She travels frequently to Austin to engage with state leaders and brings state leaders to El Paso to learn about the needs in our community. She’s earned many awards for …
May 5, 2017
To keep El Pasoans safe and active, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is partnering with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water to build a linear trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The planned Playa Drain Trail will run parallel to loop 375/border highway on the banks of a former irrigation ditch.
The 3.4 mile trail will offer opportunity for recreation and physical activity (walking/biking) for use by residents throughout the region and as an alternative to driving for near-by residents, and is part of the Health Foundation’s commitment to making active living the easy…
May 2, 2017
Now that you are determined to start a healthier lifestyle, make sure you follow these practical guidelines that will ensure your physical activity to be SAFE and FUN!
- Whether you’re just beginning or increasing your current workout, be sure to consult with your physician.
- If you are just starting, begin slowly and gradually increase duration, intensity and frequency.
- Warming up and stretching significantly reduce the chances of injury.
- Participate in physical activities with a friend.
- Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity.
- Do not …
April 25, 2017
In April, more than 500 participants joined the Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) to celebrate the 2nd annual HEAL Week. HEAL Week was established in 2016 to raise awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, and celebrate IHL partners dedicated to increasing healthy eating and active living in the Paso del Norte region. Four major events made up the 2017 HEAL Week including the HEAL Alliance Kick-Off, HEAL Celebrate Reception, HEAL U: Obesity Mini Course, …
Health Foundation is building collaboration and sharing best practices as part of the Health Legacy Learning Collaborative
April 25, 2017
Building collaboration and sharing best practices are a few of the opportunities the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s program team will experience as part of The Roadmaps Collaborative Learning with support and funding managed by Active Living By Design and part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Selected health conversion foundations around the country are coming together to learn about programs, practices and approaches to improving health. Members of…
April 25, 2017
The Health Foundation is excited to share an interactive mapping tool to help community organizations, schools and local leaders understand the availability of out of school programs for school aged youth in the Paso del Norte region.
Developed by the Health Foundation as part of the IGNITE Initiative, the maps illustrate of out of school programs along with census population data for youth ages 7-18 by in El Paso county and Doña Ana, Luna, and Otero counties in New Mexico. Data is also available by youth population ages 6-17 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
“We are working to locate are…
September 18, 2017
Hiram is a media advertising major at the University of Texas at El Paso. This is his senior year and plans to graduate in December 2017. After graduation, he will pursue a graduate degree in Journalism.
As the Communications Intern for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, he supports the Director of Communicat…