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Defining Moments

Con Alma Health Foundation 2020 Annual Report

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” For many New Mexicans, 2020 will be remembered as a year unlike any other – mostly consumed by the Covid-19 global health pandemic. Through the unimaginable loss of life, illness, despair, financial struggles, and economic crises – also came strength, resilience, unforeseen partnerships, and hope for the future. Throughout the year, Con Alma Health Foundation attempted to be a trusted voice as we supported our partners and grantees doing the tough work each and every day.

In addition to our traditional grantmaking, Con Alma awarded an additional $1.5 million to support communities in New Mexico disproportionately affected by the pandemic and those who couldn’t access government resources. With our partners throughout the state, we saw an increased number of individuals who self-reported to the Census, resulting in an additional $124 million for the Land of Enchantment over the next 10 years. As the year progressed, both New Mexico and the nation became entrenched in conversations about health and racial equity.

While 2020 was turbulent and uncertain, our mission and core values remained the same. We invite you to visit the 2020 report, where we share some defining moments and elevate our grantees and partners who make a difference, promote hope, and advance health equity.

Denise E. Herrera, PhD, MCHES
Executive Director
Con Alma Health Foundation

 

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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.

 

 

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