Here listed are the great community projects that were funded through the Healthy People, Healthy Places initiative. The list reflects the first two rounds of funding which is indicated in parenthesis. Con Alma is honored to be a part of this innovative learning community.

Amigos Bravos ($9,500 total – Rounds 1 & 2) to protect water quality standards, and to assess the health impacts on people in Bernalillo County that supplement their diet from fish caught in the Middle Rio Grande found to be contaminated with PCBs
Bernalillo County Place Matters ($7,500 – Round 2) to support development and implementation of a toolkit to engage community members from low-income and culturally diverse communities in land-use decisions
El Valle Women’s Collaborative ($ $7,000 total – Rounds 1 & 2) to launch a pilot workshop for local youth in northern New Mexico to learn about health through farming, and other community building strategies
The Great Conversation ($4,300 – Round 2) to convene and facilitate community engagement dialogues about health issues to address health challenges of rural and low-income communities in Doña Ana County
Hidalgo Medical Services ($7,500 – Round 2) to develop a four-county food policy council to impact policy priorities designed to improve local access to healthy foods, build community support and foster change through regional systems
La Familia Medical Center ($5,000 – Round 2) to train community leaders in the Santa Fe area to identify key areas for policy and systems change using that address health disparities using storytelling workshops
New Mexico Farmer’s Market Association ($2,000 – Round 1) to integrate Community Health Workers into the local food system by improving cross-sector communication and the promotion of farmers’ markets for healthy and culturally appropriate food
Oso Vista Ranch ($2,000 – Round 1) for the Blue Corn Enhancement Project to increase and promote healthier living, encourage intergeneration and intertribal exchange and address generational poverty for residents of the Navaho Ramah community
UNM Health Sciences Center/Prevention Research Center ($7,500 – Round 2) to evaluate barriers facing farmers markets that allow access to fresh produce by SNAP participants and develop policy recommendations and technical assistance materials
Valle Encantado ($2,000 – Round 1) for the La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture Project to provide local, organic food and nutrition education for families in Albuquerque’s South Valley, creating a reliable market for local produce
Volunteer Center of Grant County ($6,400 total for Rounds 1 & 2) for the Food Policy Council Technical Training and Assistance project to train members on policy and advocacy, and build the Council’s capacity and membership to serve the community
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project ($7,500 – Round 2) for the “Sharing Traditional Wisdom” project to help unite Zuni and Navajo communities by fostering cross-community collaboration, and intergenerational exchange to create change in the local food system


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