Con Alma Congratulates Nathan Padilla
Con Alma named Nathan Padilla as president of our Board of Trustees. Padilla, LCSW, is a Roswell native, clinical director and executive director of the nonprofit Embrace, which provides outpatient substance misuse and mental health services in southeastern New Mexico.
Padilla joined Con Alma in 2008 as a member of our Community Advisory Committee, which represents New Mexico’s diverse communities. He has served as vice president of the Board of Trustees for the past two years.
With support from a $2.8 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a $50,000 contribution from the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Community Resiliency Fund, Con Alma Health Foundation recently awarded 16 grants totaling $1,204,100. These grants were awarded...
We are proud to announce Melissa McCue, executive director of Mandy’s Farm in Albuquerque, as this year's Hero of Health. Mandy’s Farm serves 170 individuals with developmental disabilities each month. In honor of Con Alma’s 20th anniversary this year, we are honoring...
In celebration of Con Alma Health Foundation's 20 years of investing in the health of New Mexico's communities, we are honored to announce 33 grants totaling $507,500. In addition to our annual grants, Con Alma awarded $525,000 in vaccine equity and 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...
"Nonprofit organizations make substantial contributions to the quality of life and economic well-being of the people of New Mexico. These organizations provide health care, social and educational services, advocate for social and environmental change, support...
Con Alma was recently featured in the new Asset Funders Network brief, From Relief to Resilience. This brief responds to the urgency of the moment’s need for more just paths to economic resilience moving forward. Case Study
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