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Happy New Year from NMPHA!

May this year bring balance, thriving, and justice

for our communities across New Mexico.

    Latest News

NMPHA President, Shelley Mann-Lev, is one of six individuals recognized in 2021 by the Con Alma Health Foundation through their Hero of Health Awards.

We are so grateful for all that Shelley has contributed to NMPHA and New Mexico, and congratulate Shelley on this well-deserved recognition of all the ways that she has advanced health equity, systems change, and racial justice in New Mexico!

Welcome Leah Sanchez, NMPHA's new part-time Executive Director!

NMPHA is delighted to welcome Leah Sanchez as NMPHA's new part-time ED. Leah currently manages NMPHA's Vaccine Equity Program and has worked at the UCLA School of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and with nonprofit hospital Community Health Needs Assessments. She lives with her family in southern Tewa lands (outside Santa Fe).

From Leah: "I am thrilled and grateful to support NMPHA's mission and vision in the role of co-ED. I am working to build on NMPHA's important work to support our vital public health workforce and center marginalized communities within our organization, our programming, and our advocacy efforts." Please reach out to her at leah.sanchez@nmpha.org.

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

    Upcoming Virtual Events

Friday, Jan. 21, 12:00-1:00pm, NMPHA Fridays: Health Council Talks with NMAHC, The Health Security Plan for New Mexicans with Mary Feldblum (join here). Register to receive reminders about upcoming NMPHA Fridays here.

Friday, Jan. 28, 12:00-12:50pm, NMPHA Fridays: Paid Family & Medical Leave with Tracy McDaniel of the Southwest Women's Law Center (join here). Register to receive reminders about upcoming NMPHA Fridays here.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, Public Health Day at the Roundhouse with NMAHC and NMDOH  - register here.

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

Thursday - Friday, May 19-20, 2022 NMPHA Annual Conference

Thank you to all who participated in our 18th Annual Health Policy Forum, Dec. 3rd, 2021, and to our event sponsors who made the day possible.

View a graphic recording by Taslim van Hattum summarizing the day below: 

Click here to download the booklet with policy proposals. Click here for session recordings.

State of Affairs: COVID-19 Updates from Your Local (Infectious Disease) Epidemiologist

Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, Ph.D., provides timely, thorough, and 100% data-driven updates and analyses on COVID-19. 

Sign up for a free subscription by visiting her website here

COVID Updates from NMDOH

Visit the NMDOH Newsroom and Vaccine Reports for the latest statewide data on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations. 

Click here to link to NMDOH Community Resource Center

For all NMDOH COVID-19 resources, visit our NM Vaccine Equity & Rebuild hub by clicking on the logo below. 

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

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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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