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.
SAVE THE DATE!
NMPHA HEALTH POLICY
"Health in All Policies"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque,
Learn the latest health policy issues,
network with people working in health policy in New Mexico,
and influence policy decisions that affect our lives.
RAJIV BHATIA, MD, MPH
Dr. Rajiv Bhatia is a medical doctor and preventative medicine practitioner who has worked
for two decades for population health, environmental sustainability, and political inclusion.
Currently, the Director at The Civic Engine and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Rajiv is developing applications of information and communication technologies
for civic engagement and healthy public policy.
He serves as an adviser for national and international organizations, including
the National Center for Healthy Housing and the World Health Organization,
and teaches and mentors medical and public health students as
an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF.
From 1998 to 2014, Rajiv was the Director of Environmental Health for San Francisco
where he created innovative public health laws and programs for noise and air pollution control, transportation safety, healthy housing, food security, and workers rights.
He has been a pioneer in the practice of health impact assessment,
urban sustainability indicators, and open data.
In 2006, Rajiv co-founded the non-profit organization Human Impact Partners
which brings public health science and capabilities to advocacy for equitable social policies.
Rajiv is the author of numerous publications on public health practice and is the co-editor of
Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice: Theory To Action.
Rajiv earned his MD from Stanford University in 1989.
Registration information will be available in the fall!
For more information, email Leigh Caswell at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 NMPHA & New Mexico CARES Health Disparities Center Joint Conference was a huge success, thanks to all the participants and sponsors of the event!
PowerPoint presentations are now available by clicking HERE
APHA SAYS "GET READY!" This year's official APHA Get Ready Day is coming up soon, but everyday is a good day to Get Ready! September is National Preparedness Month but we know from experience that we all need to be prepared at any time of the year - whether it's for fires, floods or flu! For more information on how to Get Ready, click here for access to valuable fact sheets and downloadable handouts.
2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition
New Orleans, LA | November 15-19, 2014
Healthography: How where you live
affects your health and well-being
The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you!
For more information go to
APHA 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Want to Get More Involved with NMPHA? There are many ways to become more involved with NMPHA. Current opportunities to put your skills and energy to work for public health in New Mexico include joining the following standing committees:
Annual Conference Committee
Responsible for planning and implementing NMPHA's annual conference. Contact NMPHA Co-Presidents David Broudy or Erin Engelbrecht to get involved.
Informs and motivates members and community partners to engage in public health advocacy in NMPHA's priority areas. Responsible for planning and implementing the Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum, recommending the NMPHA policy agenda for the state legislative session, and contributing to policy-related sessions for the Annual Conference. Contact Policy Committee Co-Chairs Harris Silver or Leigh Caswell to get involved.
Responsible for establishing and monitoring systems for recruitment and retention of members, assuring that members' needs are met and maximizing membership revenue. Contact Membership Committee Chair Judith Seltzer to get involved.
Responsible for supporting internal communications among members, external communications to promote NMPHA events, and developing strategies for disseminating the larger public health message, using traditional approaches and social media. Contact Communications Committee Chair Marsha McMurray-Avila to get involved.
New Mexico Public Health Association * PO Box 26433 * Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125 *
NMPHA is the New Mexico affiliate
of the American Public Health Association