Call to Action: Children at the Center Project Wrap-Up Event

Con Alma thanks the Call to Action: Children at the Center Project Team for their individual and collective contributions in making this project a success. We also thank the participants, presenters, and contributors for valuable engagement and insight towards a successful August 22nd convening. Special thanks to Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director at New Mexico First, for moderating and MC’ing the event. We look forward to our continued partnership with the New Mexico First team.

Although the grant ends soon, our work to advance health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico will continue.

 

Convening Objectives:

  • Inform the development of an actionable agenda regarding elements of health care reform critical to children and families in NM;
  • Increase stakeholders’ ability to work together and advocate for the health rights and needs of low-income and vulnerable populations, especially children and families in NM; and
  • Engage stakeholders in advancing policy and other strategies including strengthening the safety net to advance health equity in NM for children and families in NM.

The materials made available below are from the August 22 event. Please stay tuned for the overall project key findings and next step recommendations . . . 

Event Resources (click links below for slides and handouts)

Health Equity Leading Health Policy: Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD, Associate Professor of Health & Social Policy, College of Population Health, UNM; Director, Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health (TREE Center) Slides

Health Care: National & New Mexico Trends (panel discussion): Lilly Irvin-Vitela, MCRP, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First – Panel Moderator

Panelists:

      • Charlie Alfero, Executive Director, The NM Public Health Institute Slides
      • Leigh Caswell, Vice President for Community Health, Presbyterian Health Care Services Slides
      • Abuko Estrada, Supervising Attorney for Healthcare, NM Center on Law & Poverty Slides
      • Barbara Webber, Executive Director, Health Action NM

Call to Action: Children at the Center (Health Care Reform in New Mexico) Findings & Themes: Jessica E. Espinoza-Jensen, Grants & Capacity Building Strategist, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership at the SFCF & Project Coordinator, CAHF; Dennis McCutcheon, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, CAHF; and Kee Straights, PhD, Clinical/Community Psychologist/Project Evaluator Slides and Story Map

The Status of Children In New Mexico:  James C. Jimenez, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children Slides

Event Packet

 

Wrap-up event facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/conalmahealth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151372898629977

August 22 Event Photos https://mavelphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/10071129

“Call to Action: Children at the Center” Project Description: http://conalma.org/call-to-action-children-at-the-center/

Kick Off Event Reflections: http://conalma.org/partnering-for-health-equity/

Kick Off Event facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/conalmahealth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151158014799977

 

 

Your commitment to advancing health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico is sincerely valued and greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

 

You Can Still Sign Up for Project Updates

Although the grant ends soon, our work to advance health equity for children, families, and communities in New Mexico will continue.

Text CAHF to 22828 or Click Here to sign up for our “Health Care Reform Call to Action” mailing list.

Share on Social Media using: #HCRNM  #ChildrenattheCenter  #HealthyNM

 

Call to Action: Children at the Center Project Team

Charlie Alfero, Southwest Center for Health Innovation: New Mexico’s Public Health Institute

Lisa Cacari Stone, Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center, UNM

Nelsy Dominguez, Con Alma Health Foundation

Amy Donafrio, Con Alma Health Foundation

Abuko Estrada, NM Center on Law & Poverty

David Gaussoin, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership

Melanie Goodman, Project Consultant

Jessica Jensen, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership

Erik Lujan, Health Policy Committee & AIPC

Dennis McCutcheon, Con Alma Health Foundation

Terrie Rodrigues, NM Alliance of Health Councils

Dolores Roybal, Con Alma Health Foundation

Kee Straights, Nadine Tafoya & Associates

Nadine Tafoya, Nadine Tafoya & Associates

Barbara Webber, Health Action New Mexico