Con Alma Health Foundation awards “grants based on a nonprofit’s ability to create systemic, long-lasting change. Another priority is honoring NM’s rich cultural traditions. That includes supporting locally grown and culturally significant foods, preserving agricultural traditions and encouraging elders and indigenous people to share cultural and traditional practices with their families.” Healthy People — Healthy Places: Addressing Health Inequities, in the July 2013 edition of the Green Fire Times, describes our current initiative that brings these values together to support communities working to promote health and equity where they live, work, and play. You can read the article online starting on page 13 by clicking reader below, or download the pdf here.
This article mentions several funders, agencies, and organizations who are partnering with us to varying degrees in this initiative. To help you learn more about them their websites are linked here: Farm to Table, the McCune Charitable Foundation, the New Mexico Community Foundation, the Notah Begay III Foundation, the PNM Resources Foundation, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, the Simon Charitable Foundation, the Convergence Partnership, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Health Equity Working Group, and Bernalillo County Place Matters. The organizations who are engaging their communities to promote health and equity are El Valle Women’s Collaborative, Oso Vista Ranch, Amigos Bravos, New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association, Valle Encantado, and the Volunteer Center of Grant County.
Stay tuned to our website, mailings, and social media for news on this initiative as well as ways that you can become involved. We are tweeting related information with #HPHP. You can search or tweet that hashtag to learn more or share related info. Be part of the discussion and planning taking place to create livable spaces and access to healthy foods in your community.