If you know someone who is dedicated to improving health in New Mexico we want to hear from you.

Heroes can work in any field, including health-care providers, policy makers, advocates, clinicians, administrators and volunteers who are dedicated to address health needs in New Mexico. We would love to hear about individuals who are working to ensure all people have an equal chance at living healthy lives regardless of their zip code, income or ethnicity. Past nominees are eligible for resubmission.

Nomination Form: Nominate a Hero Today

Nominations are open until September 5, 2018

“We always love hearing about the amazing individuals who are making New Mexico a healthier place. We especially like hearing about people who donate their time and energy to improve the health of their communities,” Dolores E. Roybal, executive director.

We will donate $1,000 to a New Mexico nonprofit of the honoree’s choosing, and recognize the hero and nominees at our annual grantee recognition event.

Past heroes include: Ophelia Reeder, facilitator of the McKinley County Health Council; Mary Stoecker, retired health promotion specialist for the New Mexico Department of Health in Silver City; Douglas Meiklejohn, executive director of the NM Environmental Law Center, and Lauren Reichelt, director of Rio Arriba County Department of Health & Human Services; Kim Posich, executive director of New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty; Vicki Johnson, creator of a home-visiting, educational program for first-time parents; Juliana Anastasoff, a health extension rural officer in Taos for the University of New Mexico; Chuck Howe, founder of the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire; Rebecca Palacios, who addresses health disparities by improving drinking water in the colonias and enhancing the diets of Mexican-American households; and Kristine Suozzi, a public health advocate with New Mexico Health Equity Working Group.