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NMPHA joins APHA in expressing relief and hope in response to justice delivered for George Floyd's murder

Statement from APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD

“Last year, we were stunned, horrified, and angered as we witnessed the horrific image of George Floyd’s merciless killing, an egregious act of police brutality that was finally met with justice today.

And while our hearts are still heavy over this tragedy, and remain in distress in a country that has allowed this type of brutality to happen for years, we can find some solace and healing with the verdict of accountability that the jury handed down today.

We still have much work laid out before us, however. We must continue to tirelessly fight against our nation’s systems of structural racism and the racial profiling that too often perpetuate violence at the hands of police. The shootings and killings of unarmed Black men, women and children will not be any less of a public health crisis tomorrow, and the need to effectively change national conversations and public policy will not be any less imperative.

I, along with the rest of the public health community, will advocate for these changes until discrimination within law enforcement and the pervasive racism that plagues our nation is no more.”

2021 NMPHA Awards--Nominations Open

NMPHA is soliciting nominations for our annual awards to recognize outstanding individual and community efforts to improve public health in New Mexico. Nominations are due May 31, 2021. Click here to download form.

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2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference

Public Health Reimagined: Transforming Our Landscape in a COVID-19 World

Thur. May 20th - Fri. May 21st

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6 CE credits offered--CHES, CPS, CNE, SW and CHW


In this workshop offered by the Native Health Initiative,  you will gain concrete skills that will allow you to teach this to others and incorporate asset mapping in your healing work. Click here to register.


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Please consider a donation to the Tom and Jerry School of Public Health Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate. Send an email to volunteer for the scholarship committee


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NMPHA Policy Internship: Aug. 23 - Dec. 10, 2021

 160 hours, up to 6 students 

Public or Population Health or Social Work students

Email Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, NMPHA President, with interest, questions and to request an application.

 


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 Resources

NMDOH COVID-19 Website

This site provides information on public health orders, testing, and social services

American Public Health Association

Get Ready Health Initiative for COVID-19 

NMDOH COVID-19 Public Dashboard

The data dashboard currently includes county-by-county breakdowns of positive cases by age, gender and ethnicity

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.

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