Thank You to ALL of the Sponsors of the 2020 NMPHA Health Policy Forum:
Champion: New Mexico Department of Health
Guardians: Con Alma Health Foundation + Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Advocates: Brindle Fund of the SFCF + Montanas del Norte AHEC + NM First + UNM College of Population Health + Western Sky Community Care
Supporters: NMACT + Center for Health Innovation + New Venture Community Building + Aspen Solutions + Constellation Consulting
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.
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