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8th Annual NMPHA Health Legislative Policy Forum

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Albuquerque Marriott Hotel


  • AM or PM session only
  • Full-day early registration
  • Full-day registration
  • Special registration for NMPHA scholarship recipients.
  • Full forum registration for students after November 15. Must be enrolled for 6 or more credit hours.
  • Students enrolled in Dr. Cacari Stone's class who will be doing poster presentations at the Forum.

Early registration fees available until November 23, 2011. All fees increase after that date by $10. On-site registration will be available at the higher rate.
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8th Annual

NMPHA Health Policy Legislative Forum

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Albuquerque Marriott Hotel


Submit a legislative proposal 

Sponsor the Forum


Keynote speaker: Larry Cohen, MSW

Founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving community health and equity through effective primary prevention.

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 2011 Forum include:

  • The morning plenary, entitled “Health Care Reform:  Where are we in NM and What Lies Ahead?” featuring Dr. Dan Derksen, Director of the Office of Health Care Reform in the Human Services Department, and Senator Dede Feldman, who chairs the Interim Legislative Health and Human Services Committee.                                                                                    
  • The luncheon keynote presentation by Larry Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, to address “The Primacy of Prevention and Public Health in the Age of Health Care Reform.”                                                                                                    
  • Afternoon breakout sessions, to feature workshops on Medicaid Redesign, Health Care Reform and Community-Based Prevention, Critical Health Literacy, Hunger and Food Policy Issues, Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Women’s Health and Policy Challenges, the Regulatory Environment as a Focus for Health Care Advocacy, and the Role of Health Councils in Public Health in NM.

For answers to your questions, contact Heidi Topp Brooks at heiditoppbrooks@mac.com

The NMPHA Legislative Policy Forum is Sponsored by:

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The New Mexico Public Health Association

E-mail: nmpha.mail@gmail.com

P.O. BOX 26433

Albuquerque, NM 87125

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