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.
Con Alma Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced today that Denise Herrera, PhD, MCHES, will take over as its new executive director on June 1. Dolores E. Roybal is retiring after 15 years of service to Con Alma. In that time, she cultivated partnerships to...
We are working on a $2.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will help ensure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state and support communities to address the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on them. Con Alma will award...
Please join us on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30am for a NM Vaccine Equity Webinar hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which will include information on COVID-19 vaccine equity strategies, data, research, and upcoming funding opportunities for...
Con Alma Health Foundation was awarded a $140,000 grant from the Families and Workers Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort designed to support and empower workers, families, and communities devastated by the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The...
Dear Con Alma Health Foundation Friends & Colleagues, As the COVID-19 public health emergency evolves, Con Alma Health Foundation will continue to take steps to minimize exposure and slow the projected spread of infection. All staff continue to work remotely and...
2020 Hero of Health Recipient: Leroy “Buster” Silva, Pueblo of Laguna, community coordinator at Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) in Santa Ana Pueblo Simone Duran, program coordinator at NB3, nominated Silva for being “a passionate leader who loves to help communities...
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