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2017 Hero of Health 08/14/2017

Con Alma Health Foundation invites you to nominate a health hero – someone who makes a significant difference in the health of their community. This is the ninth year we have honored New Mexicans for their contributions to improving health in New Mexico. To nominate someone follow the link below:

Nominate a Hero Today

Nominations are open until 5:00 P.M. October 2

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 New Mexicans who are working to ensure all people have an equal chance at living healthy lives regardless of their zip code, income or ethnicity,” said Dolores E. Roybal, Con Alma’s executive director. “This year we are focused on the power of partnerships so we are especially interested in individuals that use partnerships to improve health in our state.”

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 reception Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya.

Past heroes include: 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.

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Health Equity in New Mexico Through the ACA

Achieving Equity in Health  for Children and Families  in New Mexico Through the Affordable Care Act
Con Alma Health Foundation released a report assessing how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been implemented in New Mexico. This comprehensive study focuses on ACA measures intended to increase health equity, in which everyone has an equal chance at living a healthy life regardless of a person’s ethnicity, income or zip code.

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Interactive Maps

New Mexico Children and 
Health Insurance Coverage
 

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 children are of color, and almost a third of children live in poverty. Interactive maps are available that detail seven categories of children’s insurance coverage by county. These maps are a useful tool for anyone interested in learning more about the insurance coverage of New Mexico’s children by such categories as race, place, gender and income.

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