Con Alma’s executive director Dolores E. Roybal discusses the Foundation’s COVID relief work with Allee Mead of the Rural Health Information Hub in the first of four articles in the series “During Pandemic, Rural Health Foundations Provide Financial Support, Technical Assistance, and Other Services.”
We want to both provide immediate relief in terms of PPE (personal protective equipment), emergency food assistance, rental housing assistance, and cash relief through a variety of different programs, but we also want to make sure that we look at those systems changes, those structural inequities in our rural communities and our communities of color.
Read the interview: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/rural-monitor/con-alma-health-foundation/
We couldn’t have done this important work without the help of both national and local funders and our partnership with the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, to help collaborate with others working on COVID-19 recovery efforts in New Mexico.
For more info on our COVID relief work:
- COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Project – https://conalma.org/covid-19-emergency-assistance-project/
- COVID-19 Relief for Immigrant Communities in New Mexico – https://conalma.org/covid-19-immigrant-communities/