2022 Heroes of Health
Con Alma Health Foundation is recognizing two heroes of health this year – Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss who started the Tribal Adaptive Organization when he was 17 to provide adaptive sports to Native youth with disabilities, and Tina Cordova, Albuquerque resident and co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, which advocates for restitution to New Mexicans overexposed to radiation.
“The Foundation is so proud to honor this year’s heroes, who exemplify what it means to be a change agent and positive force in their community,” said Denise Herrera, PhD, Con Alma’s executive director.
Con Alma honors people each year who are committed to improving the health of their New Mexico communities. We will donate $1,000 each to the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium and Tribal Adaptive Organization in Kirtland on behalf of Cordova and Hotchkiss.
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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 we have adopted a hybrid schedule and staff 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.
COVID RELIEF & COMMUNITY REBUILD
Con Alma’s COVID relief and recovery work is ongoing as we strive to increase health in New Mexico’s diverse communities. From our initial relief at the start of the pandemic, to our current work towards an equitable vaccine rollout and recovery from its impact, Con Alma will continue to support a healthier New Mexico.