The Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary. Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for LAMC, working as the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) distribute the investment income from those proceeds for grants that target the populations traditionally served by LAMC.
*Please note that Northern Santa Fe County is defined as towns and pueblos north of the city of Santa Fe and does not include the city of Santa Fe.
We congratulate the 2017 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grant Recipients!
Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, serving the unmet health needs of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between the Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center (14 grants, totaling $150,000)
- American Heart Association ($7,000) for the CPR in Schools: Creating the Next Generation of Lifesavers program, which makes CPR kits and trainings available to teachers and students in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos high schools
- Angioma Alliance, New Mexico Branch ($10,000) for the Baca Family Historical Project to decrease barriers for those affected by a genetic form of cerebral cavernous malformations, a blood vessel illness affecting residents of northern New Mexico
- Cancer Services of New Mexico ($5,000) to enable families from Los Alamos, Española and Northern Santa Fe county to participate in 2018 family retreats to strengthen emotional support systems and increase understanding of the patient experience
- Compassionate Touch Network ($12,500) for Breaking the Silence: Changing the Conversation Around Mental Illness, which engages teenagers in Española, Los Alamos and Pojoaque in classroom lessons, public forums and monologues by family members
- Economic Council Helping Others-ECHO ($9,000) for the Food For Kids Backpack Program in rural Rio Arriba County schools, including Chama, Dulce and Tierra Amarilla, with kid-friendly, nutritious food to support good health and improve educational success
- Family Learning Center ($13,500) for the Wrap-Around Program for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, which provides assistance to families living in Española and surrounding communities in Rio Arriba County
- Family YMCA ($14,000) for the Española YMCA Teen Center’s Youth Outreach and Service-Learning programs that connect youth to their communities in positive ways that support healthy choices, skills building and tutoring to improve grades
- Las Clinicas del Norte ($15,000) to expand access to affordable high quality dental care services through a dental mobile unit visiting rural senior centers and schools in the Abiquiu and Ojo Caliente areas where care is limited or non-existent
- Los Alamos Family Council ($15,000) to support access to community mental health services in Los Alamos and surrounding areas for everyone who needs support services related to suicide, substance abuse or domestic violence, regardless of an ability to pay
- Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($13,000) to further expand the Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings for Los Alamos Public School employees who interact with youth to recognize symptoms and refer adolescents in crisis to supportive services
- McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico ($13,500) for Project Cariño, which provides mental health counseling to all ages of students and their families to help promote self-esteem, emotional well-being, social, and educational outcomes
- Northern Youth Project ($9,000) for Improving Health Outcomes of Rural Teens in northern New Mexico through mentoring and internship programs where teens learn from mentors and work to design and implement arts, agriculture and leadership projects
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico ($6,000) for the House Lodging Program, which provides a home away from home for families of pediatric patients from Rio Arriba County while they are accessing needed medical care in Albuquerque
- Somos Amigos of Northern New Mexico ($7,500) for the Homes Repair for Better Health program, which allows low-income residents to remain safe, secure and healthy in their own homes in Española, Chimayo, Los Alamos and surrounding rural communities