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.


Thank you for making this year's conference a huge success!

The New Mexico Public Health Association & the New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research, Engagement & Science on Health Disparities 

National Health Disparities 2014 Joint Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque


For questions, send an e-mail to: nmphasubmissions@gmail.com 


Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities
The California Endowment

  Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
  Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
  Harvard School of Public Health

Halley Faust, MD, MPH, MA, FACPM
President, American College of Preventive Medicine

Joyce Gaufin, BS
President, American Public Health Association
Joyce Gaufin President Bio 2014.pdf

Thank you for a successful 2013 Health Policy Legislative Forum!

NEW! Legislative Proposal Booklet NEW!

The 2013 NMPHA & New Mexico CARES Health Disparities Center Joint Conference on April 18-19 was a huge success, thanks to all the participants and sponsors of the event!

Videos and PowerPoint presentations are now available at the following links:

Dr. Murray's Keynote Speech Part 1

Dr. Murray's Keynote Speech Part 2

CLICK Here for links to TED-style talks

CLICK HERE for links to presentations
2013 Agenda

MANY THANKS to those who attended our 9th Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum on December 6, 2012 - Health Equity in New Mexico: A Policy Perspective. It was a great success thanks to all participants and sponsors! Materials from the Forum - Agenda, Proposal Booklet, PowerPoint presentations and handouts - are available HERE.

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! 

Call for Abstracts - Now Open
Deadlines range from Feb. 10-14 depending on your topic area.

Go to APHA for more information on the 2014 Annual Conference and how to submit an abstract.

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.

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
Leona Woelk or Jerry Montoya to get involved.
Policy Committee

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.

Membership Committee
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.

Communications Committee
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.

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