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.

Follow these links for Dr. Smedely’s morning discussion and keynote presentation slides.

Follow this link to view event photos on facebook or google photos.

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.

Grants also expand education and care for vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, uninsured patients, LGBTQ+, homeless, at-risk youth and those in recovery. Nonprofits receiving grants serve people statewide and specifically in Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance and Valencia counties.

Con Alma understands that health is more than healthcare. As such, the Foundation’s grants reflect a diversity of strategies and issues that affect people’s physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, economic and spiritual well-being.

Whether through the Foundation’s grantmaking, partnerships, research or reports, Con Alma serves as a catalyst for positive, systemic change. The emphasis of our grantmaking is on attaining long-term policy solutions and health equity that is informed by community voices.

Through our 2019 grant cycle, we have awarded 42 grants totaling $665,000.

Follow the links below to learn more about this year’s grantees.

Multi-Year Grants, building alliance and capacity to address access and policies that advance health equity and impact underserved populations (Year three of three continuation funding for 4 grants, totaling $200,000)

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, promoting the health and wellness 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)

Technical Assistance Grants, strengthening the capacity of New Mexico’s nonprofit sector (9 grants, totaling $115,000)

General Operating and Project Grants, supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (15 grants, totaling $200,000)

Thank You to The Sponsors of This Event and To Our Partners Who Help Make Our Work Possible.