“We are proud to support and partner with these organizations to help fulfill our mission to improve the health status and access to health for all New Mexicans,” – Dolores E. Roybal, Executive Director, Con Alma Health Foundation.
The following nonprofit organizations will be awarded 2011 CAHF grants:
- African American Health Network, $15,000 to increase capacity of health services and resources to African Americans statewide through community mapping and advocacy.
- Catron County Grassroots Behavioral Health Group, $5,000 to implement a wellness initiative that includes personal planning, nutrition, exercise, health supervision, screening and education for residents of Catron County.
- Center of Protective Environment, $10,000 for technical training and support of the Sanctuary Model to promote a healthier and more effective organizational system for victims and staff working on domestic violence in Alamogordo.
- Embrace, Inc., $15,000 to expand services promoting healthy lifestyles, building personal and relationship skills, and building leadership and civic involvement among teens and adolescents in Chaves County.
- Farm to Table, $15,000 to develop priorities, recommendations and policies on food, diet, health and academic achievement- specifically focusing on statewide access of healthy school nutritional programs for children.
- Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc., $7,500 for prevention staff to attend the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Skills and tools learned will be incorporated into the organization’s successful Native specific and culturally appropriate prevention programs for Native youth in Sandoval County.
- Las Cumbres Community Services, $10,000 to provide group support, education, and activities to address the emotional, psychological and practical challenges of grandparents raising grandchildren in Rio Arriba County.
- Move the Mountain Leadership Center, $7,500 to support the nationwide Circles program model by identifying and addressing systemic barriers to move low-income families in Albuquerque out of poverty.
- National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center in Angel Fire, $5,000 to support a holistic retreat for New Mexican veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and their families.
- New Mexico Alliance for Children, $10,000 to promote improved quality of health programming and nutritional access for children living on the Mescalero Apache Reservation through a community garden and school curricula.
- New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils, $15,000 to support the organization’s capacity and sustainability of New Mexico’s county and tribal health councils.
- Senior Citizens’ Law Office, $10,000 to improve access to culturally sensitive health-related resources and support services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) seniors in New Mexico.