Con Alma Health Foundation would like to thank everybody who made this year’s event possible. All the hard work done throughout the year by our partners and grantees helps to make New Mexico a healthier place to live. We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors Century Bank, Daniels Insurance Inc., The National Latino Behavioral Health Association, The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and The National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center for their generous and continued support. It takes a village to make possible a celebration like our Annual Grantee Recognition Event, where we celebrate our grantees and hero of health.
This year’s hero of health is Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County. Arguello is a nurse, administrator, social worker, and advocate who volunteers on numerous national and state boards to help people who need mental health care and domestic violence services. This year Con Alma will donate $1,000 to the Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute on behalf of Arguello.
Follow this link to learn more about Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County.
This year’s keynote address was by Brian D. Smedley, PhD. Dr. Smedley is Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest, where he leads APA’s efforts to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice. A national thought leader in the field of health equity, Dr. Smedley got his start in Washington, D.C. as an APA Congressional Science Fellow.
Additionally, in collaboration with the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers (NMAG), we offered an opportunity for a deeper discussion with Dr. Smedley immediately preceding the recognition event. The discussion touched on racism and health inequities, social determinants of health, health care disparities, and diversity in health professions.
We congratulate our 2019 Grant Recipients! Our grants focus on ensuring that New Mexico communities have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. Throughout New Mexico, grants will support suicide prevention, supportive housing, environmental health, child welfare, economic development, healthcare careers, advocacy training, health care access and a healthy food financing initiative.