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Join us virtually for our 18th Annual Health Policy Forum on Dec. 3rd, 2021!

NMPHA invites you to register for and attend our annual Health Policy Forum, Strengthening CommUNITY: Equity in All Policies. This forum will feature keynote speakers, a legislative panel, policy proposal presentations and voting, and afternoon sessions on health equity in policymaking. 

We would like anyone and everyone to attend, so registration is FREE. For more information on registration and submitting policy proposals, please visit this page.  Click here to download the flyer to share widely.

We look forward to seeing you!

    Latest News


Have an exciting legislative proposal for the upcoming legislative session? We'd love to support! 

Submit your organization's policy proposal at this Google Form to present at our 18th Annual Health Policy Forum on December 3rd!

NMPHA is proud to present the official website for the NM Vaccine Equity & Rebuild Network. You can find the website here or at vaxequitynm.org. Searchable contact and program database, resource library and MORE.

Vaccine Equity and Rebuild Funding Opportunities

Better Together NM is accepting applications from organizations with established micro grant programs looking to expand their reach by promoting vaccine with Better Together funds. Click here for application information.

COVID Updates from NMDOH

Nov. 19, 2021 The Latest NMDOH COVID Updates

Nov. 5, 2021 The Latest NMDOH COVID Updates

Click here to link to NMDOH Community Resource Center

Public Health Infrastructure Task Force 

Click here for HM2 Memorial 

Click here for Task Force Schedule - Observers are welcome

2021 Reports and Articles on Investing in Public Health

The US is about to make the same pandemic mistakes-- again, VOX. Click here

Confronting a Legacy of Scarcity: A Plan for America's Re-Investment in Public Health. Yale Global Health Justice Partnership.  Click here

Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening the US Public Health Infrastructure. National Network of Public Health Institutes. Click here

 The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America's Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2021. Trust for America's Health. Click here


NMPHA Fridays:

Policy, Equity and Action

Every Friday through Nov. 19, Noon - 1pm

Thank you to all of our speakers and participants for another insightful series of NMPHA Fridays: Policy, Equity & Action! 

Past Presentations

Sep. 17: Equity in Policy, Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD UNMClick here for recording. 

Sep. 24: Health Care Transformation: The NM Health Security Plan, Mary Feldblum, PhD.  Click here for Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign website.

Oct 1: Ending Homelessness: State and Local Housing Policy Opportunities, Hank Hughes, New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. Click here to download links to recording and other resources.

Oct. 8: Making Health Care More Affordable Now, Nicolas Cordova, JD, NM Center on Law and Poverty, and Gabriella Rivera, Health Action NM. Click here to download links to recording, slides and resources.

Oct. 15: Another Pandemic: Taking Gun Violence Prevention to Another Level, Miranda Viscoli, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence. Click here to download links to recording, slides and resources.

Oct. 22: Putting our Money Towards Health Equity: The 2022 NM State Budget, Divya Shiv and Bill Jordan, NM Voices for Children  Click here to download links to recording, slides and resources.

Oct. 29: Repairing the Harm: Policies to Address a Legacy of Radiation Exposure in New MexicoSusan Gordon, MASE Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, Rep. Wonda Johnson, & Anna Rondon, NM Social Justice and Equity Institute. Click here to download flyer with links to recording, slides and resources.

Nov 5:American Indian Sovereignty and Health Policy. Tennille Larzelere Marley, PhD, MPH (Dzil Ligai Sian N'dee-White Mountain Apache). Click here to download links to recording, slides and resources.

Nov. 12: Considering New Mexico in a Post-Roe Landscape with NM State Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena. Click here for links to recording and resources.

Nov. 19: Primary Care and Public Health: Past, Present the Future with Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH, La Familia Medical Center.

Future NMPHA Events

Tuesday, Feb. 1, Public Health Day at the Roundhouse with NMAHC and NMDOH*

Monday - Friday, April 4-8,  2022 National Public Health Week including NMPHA Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday - Friday, May 19-20, 9:00 - 3:30, 2022 NMPHA Annual Conference*

* Virtual or Hybrid, tbd

Welcome 2021-2022 Board of Directors

President:  Shelley Mann -Lev

Co-Presidents: Anna Rondon and Nai Walter

Co-Secretaries:  Roxanne Humphries and Sheena Tallis-Tallman

Treasurer:  Erica Lopez

Affiliate Representative to the APHA Governing Council:  Lissa Knudsen

Regional Representatives:  Matt Cross-Guillen and Vanessa Al-Rashida (Metro); Joann Palamino (SE); Holly Mata and Kristen Ortega (SW); Kimberly Blea (NE); Diana Lopez (NW)

Health Care Representative:  Anthony Fleg

Communications Chair:  Gabrielle Manchego-Sanchez

Membership Chair:  Amy Myers

Policy Co-Chairs:  Ellen Burgess and Stephany Strahle

Resource Development Chair:  Mary Grace Saenz

Priority Area Representatives:  Brandy Van Pelt-Ramirez (SDOH); Michael Bowers (Environmental Health and Justice); Leah Sanchez (Universal Access to Health Care)

UNM Student Co-Representatives:  Leah Ahkee-Baczkiewicz and Alice Gutierrez

NMSU Student Representative:  Halee Schomberg

NMPHA Acknowledgement of Ancestral Lands adopted May 13, 2021. Click Here 

  How to Get Involved


Please consider a donation to Tom and Jerry's School of Public Health Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate. Read about their "School of Public Health."


Click here for ways to join us and

strengthen y(our) impact!

NMPHA Policy Internship: Aug. 23 - Dec. 10, 2021

 160 hours, up to 6 students 

Public or Population Health or Social Work students

Email Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, NMPHA President, with interest, questions and to request an application.

NMPHA 2021-22 Mentorship Program

for NMPHA members 

Do you want to have a mentor or be a mentor? Contact us for more information.


NMDOH COVID-19 Website

This site provides information on public health orders, testing, and social services

American Public Health Association

Get Ready Health Initiative for COVID-19 

NMDOH COVID-19 Public Dashboard

The data dashboard currently includes county-by-county breakdowns of positive cases by age, gender and ethnicity

Environmental     Health and Justice

Environmental health addresses the interrelationship between human health and the environment, and strives to improve the quality of both the natural and built environment. Environmental justice is the understanding that all racial, ethnic, and income groups have the right to equal treatment and protection under environmental statutes, regulations and practices, and that those policies should be consciously designed to protect human health and reduce disparities within and among communities.

Universal access to health care

Every person in New Mexico is entitled to quality, comprehensive health care as a human right, regardless of income, geographic location, or immigration status.

Social determinants of health

Where we live, learn, work and play can have a greater impact on how long and how well we live than medical care. Our zip code affects our health more than our genetic code. These are some of the messages that help illustrate the growing understanding that the health of individuals and populations is influenced by a complex set of inter-related social and economic determinants including:  income/wealth, education, employment status, housing, food security, early childhood experiences, environment (both built and natural), and discrimination based on race/ethnicity or other personal characteristics.

New Mexico Public Health Association is an affiliated association of the American Public Health Association (APHA). We have collaborated with APHA to grow stronger as organizations, to share expertise, influence, and resources, and to advocate for common priorities at the local, state and federal levels. 

APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. It is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health. Learn more at www.apha.org

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