The New Mexico Public Health Association envisions New Mexico as a place where
the resources, socioeconomic conditions, and environment exist
in which ALL people can be healthy.
Our mission is to promote public health practice, policies, and systems
that support health equity in New Mexico.
We accomplish our mission by providing a forum for sharing research and practices,
and serving as a base for leadership development, networking, and action.
Learn more at our About Us page
To learn more about Membership, click here
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ON APRIL 4th
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to connect
with your public health colleagues in New Mexico!
Registration is free, but you must register separately for these sessions.
PLENARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th
Thomas C. Quade, APHA President
Tom Quade is first and foremost a public health practitioner. He is currently the Health Commissioner for Marion County, Ohio. Prior to serving as the Health Commissioner for Marion, Tom served as the Deputy Health Commissioner for Summit County, Ohio. Between 2000 and 2010, he served the City of Akron in a number of roles, including epidemiologist, Health Promotion Division Director, Community Health Assessment and Health Promotion Division Director, Deputy Health Director, and then Interim Director of Health for the Akron Health Department. Tom also holds a community faculty position with the Northeastern Ohio Medical University’s Master of Public Health program.
In addition to serving APHA as the current president, Tom has served a previous 4 year term on the Executive Board, including one as its chair. He participated on an APHA delegation to Taiwan. He served for many years on the Governing Council as the representative from the Ohio Affiliate. He served on the Council on Affiliates both as the representative from Region V and as the Action Board Representative to the COA. He served as the Chairperson of APHA's Affiliate Capacity Building Initiative for two years. Tom is a former Ohio Public Health Association President.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6th
Aji Piper, Climate Activist and Singer/Songwriter
Aji is a 16 year-old climate activist and singer from Seattle, Washington. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in the woods of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington. He began his climate activism at the age of 12 when he learned about oil trains coming through his city and along the coast. He felt driven to take part in protests and legislative hearings, and began writing and performing original songs to have his message heard. He has since served his community by founding the Seattle chapter of Earth Guardians and serving as the President of Plant for the Planet, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting climate change through planting trees.
Aji is one of 21 youth plaintiffs suing the US Government with the support of Our Children's Trust in a landmark federal climate lawsuit. He is also plaintiff on another youth-driven lawsuit demanding that Washington's Environmental Department act to mitigate climate change.