New Mexico Public Health Association
*This session will require a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 25 on a first come, first accepted basis. Please be aware that participants in this breakout session will likely not be able to make it to a second session.*
This session will be held at the NM Capital Building, affectionately called the Roundhouse. Participants will be taken to the Roundhouse right after lunch for a guided tour including the House and Senate Chambers, Committee Rooms, Governor’s Office and the incredible and much celebrated artwork. Following the tour, long time Senate Public Affairs Committee analyst and public health advocate, Barak Wolff, will present an overview of the legislative process, advocacy best practices and a Q&A session.
Barak Wolff, MPH - Barak Wolff, MPH, had a full career with the NM Department of Health working in areas of rural health, EMS and trauma systems, injury prevention, immunizations, and served as Public Health Division Director between 1999-2002. In his “mostly retired” life, Barak works as a policy analyst for the Senate Public Affairs Committee when the NM Legislature is in formal session each year. In the last six years, Barak has gotten deeply involved with end of life issues as a public health challenge working on policy and system improvement so that more people can have the kind of death they seek.