New partnership helps screen dental patients for diabetes

August 24, 2023

With funding from the Health Foundation, the Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC-El Paso) is screening patients for diabetes at the TTUHSC-El Paso Oral Health Clinic.

The program engages dental students, TTUHSC-El Paso faculty, and community health workers to assess a patient’s risk for diabetes and, if the patient is at risk, navigate them to a primary care provider. As one of the few diabetes screening programs affiliated with a dental school in the U.S., more than 170 patients have been screened for diabetes since early…

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Get to know PdNHF

August 24, 2023

Today we introduce you to Claudia Perez, PdNHF Program/IT Administrator. CLICK HERE to view the video to learn more about Claudia. For a list of our team and how we are #InvestingInHealth, visit

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A new staffer joins the Health Foundation

August 24, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashley Vargas has joined the team as Accounting Support Assistant. Ashley supports the Accounting Department in accounts payable, reporting, and other accounting functions for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. She also serves as support for all areas of customer service.

Ashley has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Texas at El Paso. She likes spending time with her family and being a mom to her beautiful baby…

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Our Line of Work – Community of Philanthropy

August 24, 2023

Papel picado – the inspiration of our 2022 annual report – embodies the beauty and spirit of our binational, tri-state region. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Paso del Norte Community Foundation, and Fundación Paso del Norte evolve to meet the needs of our region and best practices in philanthropy.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation was established in 1995 from the sale of Providence Memorial Hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corporation with an initial $130 million from the proceeds of the sale. It is a supporting organization to the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and works with…

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Health Foundation awards 10 grants totaling more than $1.3M under Diabetes Initiative

August 23, 2023

In El Paso, the prevalence of diabetes outpaces the national numbers, with an estimated 15.3 percent of adults, or about 94,000 people, living with diabetes.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 10 grants totaling more than $1.3 million under the Disease Prevention & Management priority area and Diabetes initiative. The Health Foundation works in partnership with organizations to implement initiatives and programs for diabetes prevention, early detection, and management in the region.

Centro Familiar para la Integracion y Crecimiento, A.C. - $48,565.00

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Funding opportunity under Healthy Kids Initiative

August 16, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation seeks Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eligible organizations to promote the Foundation’s Strategic Plan for the Healthy Kids Initiative.

Specifically, the Health Foundation seeks LOIs

  • to increase the number of disconnected youth ages 5-17 years old who participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Connected youth are involved in out-of-school time activity, in a safe place, with a caring adult. Connected youth also tend to avoid situations and behaviors that compromise health while engaging in activity that promotes health.
  • to increase…
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Job Opening for Operations Support Assistant

August 16, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has a position open for an Operations Support Assistant. The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, an associate degree in Business Administration preferred, and a minimum of four (4) years experience as an administrative assistant.

This individual will assist with administrative and general clerical support to the organization. Click on the link to review the job description - Operations Support Assistant.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and a cover letter to Diana Seabrooks at


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The BOOST Network and after school programs

July 28, 2023

Looking for quality out-of-school time programs for your kids? For many parents, out-of-school time programs are vital to ensuring their children and youth are safe and engaged in positive activities during out-of-school hours. These programs develop engaged and healthy youth and, in return, help create healthy communities.

The BOOST Network is a hub for out-of-school time providers that work together to identify, explore, and create opportunities that increase the quality and effectiveness of afterschool programs for youth and families in the communities of west Texas, southern New…

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We Will Always Remember 8-3-2019

July 27, 2023

We will always remember our loved ones who were taken, who suffered physical injury, and who wear the invisible scars caused by psychological trauma. We will always remember our first responders and medical personnel who worked long hours and provided loving care. We will always remember the outpouring of support from our community, gathering, lighting candles, paying vigil, lifting each other up with acts of kindness, and making donations large and small, from near and far, to ensure the financial resources would be there, now and in the future.


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Our Line of Work – Grants and Finances

July 26, 2023

In 2022, the Health Foundation ended the year with $271.9 million in assets, up from $130 million in 1995, keeping administrative expenses less than 1 percent of foundation assets and bringing total grantmaking since inception to nearly $237 million.

The Health Foundation invested $13.7 million in grants and charitable expenses through 116 grants across three priority areas. Learn more about what the Health Foundation and our partners are doing to promote health and prevent disease by reviewing our 2022 annual report, click here.

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