With Keynote Speakers:
Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher - New Mexico Department of Health
Vice President Jonathan Nez - Navajo Nation
Dr. Carmen Rita Nevarez - Public Health Institute Vice President of External Relations and Director of Center for Health Leadership and Practice
Natalie S. Burke - President & CEO of CommonHealth ACTION
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Conference hotel room rates are available until March 13th. Please call the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque to book your room, and tell them that you're attending the NMPHA Conference.
In NMPHA’s 101 st year, we are focusing on the foundational values of public health practice – “Public Health 101.” For this year’s annual conference, we welcome abstracts on all public health topics, with the understanding that every health professional’s work is essential to promoting health equity in our state. In addition, there will be four tracks to open up discussions on how certain issues are being addressed today, and these are described below.
HEALTH EQUITY IN RURAL, FRONTIER, AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
New Mexico is a largely rural state, and home to 19 pueblos, 3 Apache tribes, and part of the Navajo Nation. Therefore, our state has experts and organizations from rural, frontier, and tribal communities who understand the issues around improving health equity in their communities, and have been working on these issues for many years.
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR ACCESS TO FOOD, HOUSING, & BASIC NEEDS
Health equity is impossible without adequate access to necessities for survival such as food, housing, and other basic needs. Of course, simply having access to basic needs is not the goal; public health seeks to ensure equitable access to healthy and stable resources for all people.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PRESERVING NATURAL RESOURCES
Every person is impacted by the environment around them and by the availability of natural resources. In New Mexico, this includes (but is not limited to) our water resources, the health of our wildlife, and our built environments, as well as using data to track patterns in environmental health.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE RESOURCES
Improving access to healthcare resources is increasingly important with aging populations, behavioral health conditions having increasing impacts on mortality, and the large portion of New Mexico residents living in rural areas. Some barriers to healthcare access are shortages of providers, culturally- and linguistically- appropriate services, and patient navigators; stigma; and transportation.
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Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the New Mexico Public Health Association. RMCHCS is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Statement: RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Event Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration Cancellation by Participant
The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a full refund is three business days before the event. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Those with extreme circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies, hazardous driving conditions,etc.) should contact NMPHA at email@example.com as soon as possible before the event.
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Note: Pre-conference workshops will be held the afternoon of April 3th. Registration for pre-conference workshops is free, but you must register separately for those sessions.