January 2019 Newsletter

Leading the charge against obesity

Through the efforts of the IHL and the Health Foundation, El Paso is a model city for medical obesity management training which can revolutionize obesity treatment, not just in the region, but nationally. The next workshop is begin Feb. 6. 
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2019 State Legislative Briefing on Mental Health 

Please join us for a preliminary analysis of mental health opportunities in the upcoming legislative session.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. 
  • Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso 
  • Medical Education Building (MEB), Room 1100 
  • 5001 El Paso Dr., El Paso, Texas 79905

Staff from the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute will be in El Paso to present a briefing for local stakeholders and advocates on policies that will be discussed during the 86th Legislative Session.
This event is open to the public.

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2019 REALIZE Board Training Program ‘Lunch & Learn’ Series 

Module One: Roles and Responsibilities of Individual Board Members 
Tuesday, Jan. 29, noon-1 p.m. 

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Providing support and funding opportunities 

In 2018, the Health Foundation invested nearly $10 million in grants/contracts designed to promote health and prevent disease in the region.  We are pleased to share the list of active grants for 2018.   
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The Health Foundation is planning for two open LOI grant opportunities this spring.   
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Staff Serving Our Community 

Tracy Yellen, CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, was recently appointed to the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch.

Dr. Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, was selected to the Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC).

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Bowie Jardin Cocina & Mercado Fund

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is a trusted partner in support of this fund, which teaches students how to plant and cultivate fresh food, cook and prepare nutritious meals and manage an entrepreneurial business. To learn more about this fund or start one of your own, visit

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