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NM VACCINE EQUITY in ACTION Conference
THANK YOU to all who made this event so inspiring - partners, presenters and attendees. For more information, contact Leah Sanchez, NMPHA Vaccine Equity Program Manager.  For the latest information from NMDOH, click here.

    Latest News

NMPHA is hiring a Full-Time Executive Director. Apply by Oct 1, 2021.

Click here for Job Announcement

THIS WEEK: Can you testify at the NM Env. Improvement Board's hearing on ozone rules?Ozone and methane endanger the health of NNew Mexicans and all life. They are hearing from oil & gas -- please let them hear from you. Sign up here.

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.

Con Alma Health Foundation will soon be accepting applications for their Community Rebuild grants. Click here for information.

NMPHA joins APHA in expressing our deep dismay for the de facto ban on abortion in Texas. Click here for our statement.

September 27, 2021 - Pfizer Boosters Available Now: NMDOH Update on COVID-19, Vaccinations, and Vaccine Equity


Ready for the NM Public Health Infrastructure Task Force? Click here for the 2021 HM2 Memorial 

Watch for news about the Task Force which launched 9/21

2021 Reports on Investing in Public Health

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

Do you want to have a mentor?

Do you want to be a mentor?

NMPHA 2021-22 Mentorship Program

for NMPHA members


    Events

NMPHA Fridays:

Policy, Equity and Action

Every Friday through Nov. 19, Noon - 1pm

Click here to register or go to this link to join the conversation 


Download this flyer to share

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 info about a Sept 29th Zoom info session with Rep D. Armstrong and Sen. Ortiz Y Pino on the Health Security Design Process.

THIS WEEK: Oct. 1: Ending Homelessness: State and Local Housing Policy Opportunities

Oct. 8: How We Can Increase Health Care Access Now, Nicolas Cordova, JD, NM Center on Law and Poverty

Oct. 15: Another Pandemic: Taking Gun Violence Prevention to Another Level, Miranda Viscoli, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.

Oct. 22: Putting our Money Towards Health Equity: The 2022 NM State Budget 


Future NMPHA Events

Friday, Dec. 3, NMPHA Health Policy Forum (virtual)

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

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

* Virtual or Hybrid, tbd

Welcome 2021-2022 Board of Directors - Click on name for bio and email

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

  Donate



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."


  Volunteer

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.

 


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 Resources

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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