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NMPHA is excited to welcome Paulina Fourzan as our new Communications Specialist. 

2021 NMPHA Awards --Click here for recording

New Reports on Investing in Public Health

Confronting a Legacy of Scarcity: A Plan for America's Re-Investment in Public Health. Yale Global Health Justice Partnership.  Click here

Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening the US Public Health Infrastructure. National Network of Public Health Institutes. Click here

 The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America's Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2021. Trust for America's Health. Click here


Upcoming 2021-2022 NMPHA Events

Fridays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 19, Noon - 1:00pm, NMPHA Fridays: Policy, Equity & Action, Click here to register

Friday, Sept. 24, 8:30am - 12:00pm, Vaccine Equity and Rollout Virtual Conference

Friday, Dec. 3, NMPHA Health Policy Forum*

Tuesday, Feb. 1, Public Health Day at the Roundhouse with NMAHC and NMDOH

Thursday - Friday, May 19-20, 9:00 - 3:30, 2022 NMPHA Annual Conference*

* Virtual or Hybrid, tbd

Apply  NOW: Fall 2021 NMPHA Policy Internship

Aug. 23 - Dec. 15, 2021

Public and Population Health and Social Work Students: Graduate and Undergraduate

Click here for application - due July 31, 2021

Apply Now: Seeking Mentors and Mentees for the inaugural

NEW! NMPHA Mentorship Program

Professional organizations, such as NMPHA, are in a strong position to help support early career professionals as they enter the workplace to ensure the public health workforce in New Mexico remains strong and continues to grow. Research indicates that one such way professionals can be successful in the workplace (which we believe translates to success in addressing public health issues statewide) is through formalized mentorship programs.

With this purpose in mind, NMPHA is launching a Mentorship Program. The goal of a mentorship program is to accelerate the personal and professional development of recent graduates and early career professionals in the field of public health. This is achieved by providing mentees with guidance, advice and feedback from mentors with more experience than themselves. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, submit your application here by Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Welcome 2021-2022 Board of Directors - Click Here for Bios

President:  Shelley Mann -Lev

Co-Presidents: Anna Rondon and Nai Walter

Co-Secretaries:  Roxanne Humphries and Sheena Tallis-Tallman

Treasurer:  Cynthia Jacobs

Affiliate Representative to the APHA Governing Council:  Lissa Knudsen

Regional Representatives:  Matt Cross-Guillen and Vanessa Al-Rashida (Metro); Joann Palamino (SE); Holly Mata and Kristen Ortega (SW); Kimberly Blea (NE); Diana Lopez (NW)

Health Care Representative:  Anthony Fleg

Communications Chair:  Gabrielle Manchego-Sanchez

Membership Chair:  Amy Myers

Policy Co-Chairs:  Ellen Burgess and Stephany Strahle

Resource Development Chair:  Mary Grace Saenz

Priority Area Representatives:  Brandy Van Pelt-Ramirez (SDOH); Michael Bowers (Environmental Health and Justice); Leah Sanchez (Universal Access to Health Care)

UNM Student Co-Representatives:  Leah Ahkee-Baczkiewicz and Alice Gutierrez

NMSU Student Representative:  Halee Schomberg

NMPHA Acknowledgement of Ancestral Lands adopted May 13, 2021. Click Here 

  How to Get Involved


Please consider a donation to Tom and Jerry's School of Public Health Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate. Read about their "School of Public Health."


Click here for ways to join us and

strengthen y(our) impact!

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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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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