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.

12th ANNUAL 
"Healthy Communities"

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque,
Albuquerque, NM

Learn the latest health policy issues,
network with people working in health policy in New Mexico, and influence policy decisions that affect our lives.

Submit a legislative proposal (Due November 20, 2015)


Keynote Speaker
Larry Cohen, MSW
Founder and Executive Director of The Prevention Institute

Larry Cohen, founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, has been an advocate for public health, social justice, and prevention since 1972. Larry established Prevention Institute in 1997 as a national non-profit center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. 

About the Forum: 

The NMPHA Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum provides a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals working to improve community health to come together, learn, discuss timely issues, and share their legislative proposals for the upcoming legislative session. Organizations are given a chance to make brief statements about their legislative proposals, and a booklet containing summary information about their proposals is distributed widely. Participants can identify allies and possible collaborators, as well as request support from NMPHA and other participating organizations.

Highlights of the 2015 Forum include:

Our morning panel will include a panel of freshman legislators sharing their experience at the legislature.  We will have a presentation and update about the State Innovation Model work as well as the presentation of legislative proposals.  

Our keynote speaker, Larry Cohen, is the founder and Executive Director of the Prevention Institute and has spearheaded the Community Centered Health Home as well as the Accountable Communities for Health.  

Afternoon breakout sessions, to feature workshops on the Affordable Care Act, Violence and Public Health, Health Policy 101, and many more!

For answers to your questions, contact Leigh Caswell at lcaswell@phs.org

The NMPHA Legislative Policy Forum is Sponsored by:

***If you would like to sponsor the forum, please complete this form***







The 2015 NMPHA Annual Conference was a huge success, thanks to all the participants and sponsors of the event!

APHA SAYS "GET READY!" September is National Preparedness Month, but everyday should be Get Ready Day! 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.

2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Chicago, IL | Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2015
2015 Annual Meeting Theme: Health in All Policies

The environments in which people live, work, learn and play have a tremendous impact on their health. Responsibility for the social determinants of health falls to many nontraditional health partners, such as housing, transportation, education, air quality, parks, criminal justice, energy, and employment agencies. Public health agencies and organizations will need to work with those who are best positioned to create policies (legal and regulatory) and practices that promote healthy communities and environments and secure the many co-benefits that can be attained through healthy public policy. 

For more information go to
APHA 2015 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
 Sue Forster-Cox or Satya Rao for more information or 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 Leigh Caswell or Abuko Estrada 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 Selzter 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 Lori Ann Loera to get involved.

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