COVID Relief & Community Rebuild
The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center and New Mexico Black Leadership Council are among the 27 nonprofits receiving grants for the first phase of Con Alma Health Foundation’s vaccine equity project. We are awarding $600,000 statewide to ensure Covid-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and to address the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on certain populations.
With a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we are partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health to promote the equitable allocation, distribution, delivery and access to vaccines. We will open applications for the project’s second phase of grantmaking in September. Sign up for email updates here on our Grant Cycle Information email list or text GRANTCYCLES to 22828.
In addition to the grant awards to nonprofits, Con Alma is working with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to expand the capacity of existing networks to address service gaps, leverage resources, and create a Covid-19 recovery plan that focuses on long-term policies and system-change strategies that address health disparities and advance health equity.
Since the pandemic started, Con Alma has sought grants to assist people devastated by the pandemic and help strengthen the state’s infrastructure and safety net so New Mexico is better prepared for a public health crisis.
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The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center and New Mexico Black Leadership Council are among the 27 nonprofits receiving grants for the first phase of Con Alma Health Foundation’s vaccine equity project. We are awarding $600,000 statewide to ensure Covid-19 vaccines are...
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We have begun work on a new $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will help ensure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and support communities to address the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on them. Grants will...
Our mission is to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of the culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico.
Con Alma's COVID-19 Response
In light of the evolving public health emergency due to COVID-19, Con Alma Health Foundation continues to take a number of steps in an attempt to minimize exposure and slow the projected spread of infection. Until further notice, Con Alma has suspended in-person meetings at the Con Alma office. In the interim, staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or other means as arranged.
We continue to encourage our partners and friends to follow recommendations from the CDC’s website and the New Mexico Department of Health’s website and other health officials regarding social distancing and other public health advisories, including information on managing anxiety and stress.
VACCINE ROLLOUT & COMMUNITY REBUILD
Our current COVID-19 related work involves an ongoing partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and local partners on a two year grant to help ensure an equitable vaccine rollout and community rebuild effort.
- Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center – COVID-19 Public Health Alert and Resources
- Con Alma’s COVID-19 Resource List – A regional and topical resource list addressing issues specific to New Mexico’s diverse communities
- COVID-19 Funding Resource Center – A collaborative effort to maximize opportunities for NM organizations and agencies to access local, state, and national grants that will help with the state’s recovery and relief
- COVID-19: Emerging Community Needs and Policy Solutions Health Equity Initiative’s Report and Call to Action
- Financial Resource Guide During COVID-19 – New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty’s comprehensive source of information about assistance—and New Mexicans’ rights to access it—available across the state now and in the future
- Navajo Nation Department of Health – Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) Info and Resources
- NMDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Info and Registration Users who have questions or would like support with the registration process – including New Mexicans who do not have internet access – can dial 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.
- NMDOH Community Health Worker Resource Center – A one-stop resource for our community partners, Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community Health Representative (CHRs) to quickly link to registration, flyers, training materials, data, and trusted resource