December 2014

 An ounce of prevention, and a ton of thanks!

The Foundation published a piece in the El Paso Inc last month demonstrating how "an ounce of prevention is indeed worth a pound of cure" and extending our sincerest thanks to our inaugural donors establishing named funds for Health, Donor Advised Funds, Agency Funds, and Challenge Funds. Read more here.

Welcome Maureen Henry Scholarship Fund

The Foundation is pleased to welcome the Maureen Henry Scholarship Fund for Health Sciences to the Foundation’s family of funds.  Dr. Henry is a Professor of Kinesiology at El Paso Community College, where she has worked for the last 31 years, nine of them as a Dean. She has also served as an outstanding board member on numerous community boards including the YWCA, American Cancer Society, Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest and Insights Science Museum, bringing her amazing combination of energy and spirit to all of them. Maureen was born Baltimore, Maryland.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tampa, Masters from UTEP and PhD from the University of New Mexico in Sports Administration. She is the proud owner of 2 dogs and numerous turtles and birds. The Foundation is grateful to Maureen for her generosity and for the opportunity to honor her life's work in this special way. Learn more about establishing a fund.

 What is Mental Health First Aid?

For decades, if not centuries, persons dealing with mental illness have endured stigma, ignorance and fear associated with mental illness. Now important educational tools like Mental Health First Aid (MHFA),are helping to combat age old misconceptions, as well as teaching individuals to identify and respond appropriately to a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Read more of this Health blog brought to you by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.


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