As a foundation that seeks to improve health for all New Mexican communities, Con Alma has supported and continues to support, convene, and advocate for health policy that addresses the health needs of all who call New Mexico home. From implementation projects like BluePrint for Health New Mexico, to regional informational convenings, to monitoring the impact that the Affordable Care Act has had on our state, Con Alma serves as a catalyst for positive, systemic change.

Most recently, we put together a team to help monitor the impact and implementation of federal health care reform in New Mexico. The goal of this W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded project is to ensure that people in low-income communities and communities of color have health equity, which is an equal chance at living healthy lives, as is intended in the Affordable Care Act. We partnered with the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center and RWJF Center for Health Policy to conduct the study and New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils to ensure local communities were represented. Click for full report

Leading up to this most recent project Con Alma convened a number of healthcare reform initiatives and events. BluePrint for Health New Mexico was a cross sector, multi-stakeholder collaborative to develop a statewide plan that would equitably implement the Affordable Care Act for all of New Mexico. The project was funded by the Kellogg Foundation. The Blueprint for Health New Mexico Team produced valuable Resource Reports that can be downloaded here.

In 2012 and 2013 the Con Alma Health Foundation held regional convenings to update nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses on new activities and changes related to health care reform since the BluePrint for Health New Mexico: Health Care Reform Implementation Work Plan report was released in November 2011. Speakers at the convenings provided information about components of the Affordable Care Act such as Medicaid expansion, American Indian eligibility and the health-insurance exchange, as well as proposed bills for the year’s legislative session. About 100 people, representing local and state government, nonprofits, educational institutions and other organizations, attended each meeting. The convenings also provided an opportunity for networking, information sharing, and discussion on needs and gaps in health care reform implementation in New Mexico. Materials from the regional conevenings can be found here Health Care Reform Convening – Presentation Materials, here Native American Health Care Reform Guide, and here EVERYONE WINS: Maximizing the Economic Impact of Health Care Delivery in New Mexico.

On September 25, 2013, the Con Alma Health Foundation in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence offered two free information sessions on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for nonprofit employers. The sessions consisted of an overview and panel discussion about the new insurance marketplace, what new documentation and provisions of the plan apply to small and to large nonprofits, and where you can get assistance to better understand the Affordable Care Act. Materials from those sessions can be found here Affordable Care Act Implications for Nonprofit Employers.

As the state’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to health, we continue our work to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of the diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico. In working towards health equity, an equal chance at living healthy lives, we advocate for a health policy that addresses the health needs of all in New Mexico. Check back to this page for updates and project materials as they will appear below.



Health Equity in New Mexico Through the Affordable Care Act 09/29/2016

“No study in New Mexico and few studies in the nation use an ‘equity lens’ to assess the implementation of the ACA,” said Lisa Cacari 

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Interactive Maps: New Mexico Children and Health Insurance Coverage 07/21/2016

The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that focus on improving quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. In New Mexico about 70 percent of 

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The Affordable Care Act in New Mexico: Community Survey Snapshot 06/16/2016

As part of Con Alma Health Foundation’s project to assess the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in New Mexico, the 

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Con Alma Health Foundation Receives National Grant to Monitor Health Care Reform 03/02/2015

Con Alma Health Foundation is proud to announce that it will help monitor the implementation of federal health care reform as part of a $200,000 

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Affordable Care Act Implications for Nonprofit Employers 09/25/2013

On September 25, 2013, the Con Alma Health Foundation in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence offered two free information sessions on the Affordable 

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Gallup Convening on Health Care Reform 06/11/2013

The bulleted resources below are materials from the June 6th, 2013 Gallup Convening on Health Care Reform. The convening served to update nonprofits, government agencies, 

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Native American Health Care Reform Guide 06/10/2013

We developed this guide as an easy way for people to learn how federal health-care reform will impact them.

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EVERYONE WINS: Maximizing the Economic Impact of Health Care Delivery in New Mexico 05/20/2013

New study on the economic impact of health care reform in New Mexico finds increased access to health care will cause a stimulus to the health-care sector that will ripple throughout the broader economy, creating new jobs and increasing income in virtually all industrial sectors.

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Southeast Regional Convening on Health Care Reform 04/17/2013

The bulleted resources below are materials from the April 3rd, 2013 Southeast Regional Convening on Health Care Reform. The convening served to update nonprofits, government 

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Finding a New Mexico solution to our growing demand for health-care providers 04/01/2013

By Dr. Alfredo Vigil – Originally appearing in The Taos News Friday, March 29, 2013 We appreciate that our state legislators, health care advocates and other caring community 

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You Are Invited: Two Upcoming Convenings 02/28/2013

Two upcoming events in March and April offer New Mexicans the opportunity to share information about health and health care in our communities.  Check out our 

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Health Care Reform Convening – Presentation Materials 02/19/2013

Con Alma Health Foundation has held four regional convenings on Heath Care Reform in New Mexico, in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Clovis and in Gallup. The 

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Healthcare in New Mexico: Con Alma Health Foundation Convenes Forums Around the State 02/04/2013

Con Alma Health Foundation brings people together to gather information, discuss issues and develop solutions that address the state’s health needs. This includes bringing people 

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Albuquerque Convening on Health Care Reform 01/23/2013

The bulleted resources below are materials from the November 30th 2012 convening on Health Care Reform in Albuquerque. The convening served to update nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses  on 

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Las Cruces Convening on Health Care Reform 01/22/2013

The bulleted resources below are materials from the January 11th, 2013 convening on Health Care Reform in Las Cruces. The convening served to update nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses 

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2017 Grantee Recognition Event – The Power of Partnerships

The Power of Partnerships – Thursday, November 16th – Grantee Recognition Event Thank you to our 2017 sponsors for making this event possible  

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