13th ANNUAL 



"Effective Advocacy: From Grassroots to the Roundhouse."

Friday, December 9, 2016

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa

1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque,

Albuquerque, NM

Learn the latest health policy issues, 

network with people working in health policy in New Mexico, 

and influence policy decisions that affect our lives.

Keynote Speaker

Jamal Martin, PhD, MPH

Jamal Martin, PhD, MPH – Director, Peace and Justice Studies, Faculty-Africana Studies/Family Community Medicine and Senior Fellow, RWJ Center for Health Policy - University of New Mexico. As a public health scientist-practitioner, African, and African Diaspora scholar, his proficiencies include assessment, policy development, and assurance of essential public health services in local and international settings; plus, institutional change and development, social justice and healing, and violence prevention. As a scholar-activist, his praxis embodies integrated and transdisciplinary meta-theoretical methods and approaches to the knowledge of teaching research and service for building global health equity as a bridge to peace. Almae matres and alumnusHawaii Pacific University, the School of Public Health -The University of Hawaii, College of Education- the University of New Mexico, with complementary scholarship performed within the School of Public Health-University of Michigan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the O’Neill Institute, For National and Global Health Law-Georgetown Law - Georgetown University.

About the Forum: 

The NMPHA Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum provides a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals working to improve community health to come together, learn, discuss timely issues, and share their legislative proposals for the upcoming legislative session. Organizations are given a chance to make brief statements about their legislative proposals, and a booklet containing summary information about their proposals is distributed widely. Participants can identify allies and possible collaborators, as well as request support from NMPHA and other participating organizations.

Highlights of the 2016 Forum include:

Our morning panel will include a plenary panel talking about stories of successful policy changes "from the bottom up"  as well as the presentation of legislative proposals.  

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jamal Martin is the Director for the Peace and Justice Studies, Faculty-Africana Studies/Family Community Medicine and Senior Fellow for the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.

Afternoon breakout sessions, to feature workshops on Medicaid Expansion, State Level Advocacy, Behavioral Healthcare in New Mexico, and many more!

 If you would like to apply for a scholarship or have questions about registration, please contact Abuko Estrada at abuko.estrada@gmail.com or Clarissa Silva at silva7cc@gmail.com

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