Sharing with teachers how to cultivate a school garden

October 13, 2023

La Semilla’s Edible Education Team recently hosted their 2nd Teacher Knowledge Exchange at Zia Middle School in Las Cruces, NM. Teachers learned how to cultivate a school garden with hands-on skills from planting to harvesting and classroom cooking.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation funds the Edible Education program that aims to provide gardening, nutrition, and cooking training to at least 1,500 students, teachers, and families in El Paso, TX, and Doña Ana County, NM.

La Semilla Food Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Anthony, NM, that fosters a healthy,…

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BOOST Network celebrated two nights of fun for youth in our community

October 13, 2023

BOOST kicked off its second Annual Kids Night Out at the 100th Battle of I-10 between UTEP vs. NMSU football game, followed by a soccer match between the FC Juárez Bravos vs. Pachuca.

1,500 children and youth participating in Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in El Paso gathered in UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium for a fun night of football on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

On Friday, October 20, 2023, more than 1,500 children from Cd. Juárez enjoyed the FC Juárez Bravos vs. Pachuca soccer match at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juárez.

These events weren’t just about fun (although there was…

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Healthy Halloween!

October 13, 2023

With a little creativity, you can find ways to make Halloween fun, spooky, and a little healthier too.

Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you and your family enjoy a healthy Halloween:

  • Have a healthy meal BEFORE heading out to trick-or-treat.
  • Choose smaller candy collection containers.
  • Walk from door to door instead of driving. Bring a bottle of water and a flashlight, and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Check expiration dates and inspect all edibles before allowing children to eat them.
  • Use this opportunity to talk to your kids about making smart…
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Border Partners new funding to ensure healthier children in Palomas, MX

October 13, 2023

Border Partners recently launched a new grant effort to promote healthier futures for school children across Palomas.

This initiative will empower healthy eating habits by creating a healthy school environment, which includes targeting more than 700 school children, their teachers, parents, families, and school cooks in nutrition and gardening classes and engaging the children in growing their food at an on-site greenhouse.

Funding for the program was provided through the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating initiative.

Border Partners is a nonprofit organization…

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Health Foundation awards 10 grants totaling more than $1M for mental health and well-being programs

October 4, 2023

With nearly 1 in 5 people experiencing mental illness, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation understands the need for assistance in the community. The Health Foundation is pleased to announce 10 new grant awards for more than $1 million to provide training, classes, and resources to promote emotional well-being, reduce stigma, and improve access to mental and behavioral health services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso - $80,117.95
Equitable Approaches to Build Community Mental Health Resilience
To bring mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and negative bias by…

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A Tasty Recipe from the Sabrosa Vida Cooking Program

October 2, 2023

This month’s Sabrosa Vida tasty recipe is Cilantro and Vegetables Rice.

Sabrosa Vida is a free chef-led cooking and nutritional educational program funded by the Health Foundation in partnership with the El Paso Diabetes Center of El Paso.

Stay tuned for upcoming recipes each month. For more information, contact El Paso Center for Diabetes at 915-532-6280.


½ bell pepper
1 carrot
½ onion (optional)
3 cloves garlic
2 cups water
1 cup brown rice or quinoa
Canola oil spray
½ bunch cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste


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Subscribe to our RFP Mailing List

September 25, 2023

Would you like to receive Request for Proposal (RFP) announcements from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation? Be among the first to receive an email announcement when the Health Foundation has funding opportunities available. Click here to subscribe today.

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REALIZE graduates participate in the Texas Tech Dental Simulation Lab

September 25, 2023

Graduates from the Health Foundation’s REALIZE Executive program gathered at the Texas Tech Dental Simulation Lab to get a first-hand look at the dental simulation equipment and learn more about the education dental students are receiving to become tomorrow’s leading healthcare providers.

REALIZE Executive works to inspire already effective leaders to become transformational leaders for the benefit of the region’s health.

To learn more about the REALIZE Executive program, click here.

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Staffer Appointed to City Mobility Advisory Committee

September 25, 2023

Jana Renner, Senior Program Officer for the Health Foundation, was appointed to the City of El Paso’s Mobility Advisory Committee. The committee helps to implement Complete Streets policies that make streets safe and comfortable for all users. To learn more about Jana, visit

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Believe it or not….

September 25, 2023

Nicotine vapes can contain as much nicotine as 600 cigarettes. High amounts of nicotine can cause addiction. Parents need to understand how prevalent vaping is and the serious health risks it can inflict upon our youth. Learn how you can protect your kids from this growing threat. Talk to your kids today. For conversation starters, visit

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation dedicated to supporting efforts to promote smoking cessation and smoke-free spaces throughout the region.

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