New Mexico Public Health Association
Vision and Mission
The New Mexico Public Health Association envisions New Mexico as a place where the resources, socioeconomic conditions, and environment exist in which ALL people can be healthy.
Our mission is to promote public health practice, policies, and systems that support health equity in New Mexico.
We accomplish our mission by providing a forum for sharing research and practices, and serving as a base for leadership development, networking, and action.
Becoming a member is easy and opens you up to a variety of perks, especially when it comes to our annual events!
NMPHA Regional representation
Did you know that your region has a representative on the NMPHA Board?
To find out more about what's going on in your region and to meet your Region Representative, click on your region! (COMING SOON)
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.
NMPHA is always accepting donations!
NMPHA is a volunteer-run membership organization. In today's climate, functioning without grants is difficult, so we're always open to donations so we can continue bringing great content and resources to the public health community!
NMPHA has been around for the past 100 years to work to help improve the state of health in New Mexico. Help make our next Health Policy Legislative Forum and Annual Conference even better by donating today!
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