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“Food for Every Child” Increasing Healthy Food Access in the Paso del Norte Region – By Leah Whigham

El Paso is one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, yet it has fewer supermarkets per capita than most major cities. Access to healthy, affordable food is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, yet many people living in the Paso del Norte region must travel long distances to purchase food or
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Recap-Texas Legislative Update Meeting w/ Texans Care for Children – By Stephanie Rubin

  On Thursday, September 28, Texans Care for Children's CEO, Stephanie Rubin, and Senior Health Policy Associate, Adriana Kohler, shared an update on how children's health issues fared in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. They also facilitated a discussion with El Paso County legislators, Senator José Rodríguez and Representative Mary González, on their perspectives on legislative
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Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Technical Assistance Training Workshop

On June 21st, the IHL co-facilitated a policy training workshop with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help community stakeholders and policy makers understand the technical aspects of HFFIs. HFFIs have developed around the country as a tool for state and local governments to bring new and enhance existing supermarkets, grocery stores and food retail
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Chill Out this Summer – By Leah Whigham

With the temperatures running high this summer, finding ways to eat healthy and be active while beating the heat, are especially important. Here are some tips on both fronts: Eat healthy while staying cool: Try some new combinations for sandwiches and wraps. You don’t need to turn the oven on and it is a great
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HEAL Alliance Kick-Off Meeting – By Janine Gallinar

  Janine Gallinar, Deputy Director for Program and Policy, IHL, addresses the HEAL Alliance, April 5, 2017, HEAL Alliance Kick-Off held at the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. On Wednesday, April 5th 2017, the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) organized a HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living) Alliance Kick-Off meeting. The HEAL Alliance is
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2nd Annual HEAL Week – By Victoria Bruce

In April, more than 500 participants joined the Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) to celebrate the 2nd annual HEAL Week (Healthy Eating & Active Living). HEAL Week was established in 2016 to raise awareness for the importance of healthy eating and active living in preventing disease, to provide continuing education to healthcare providers in the
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