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

Onsite registration will open Wednesday, April 5th at Embassy Suites.


Conference Information

NMPHA was established in 1917, making our 2017 Annual Conference a centennial celebration! Please join us as we celebrate and reflect on 100 years of public health innovations, successes, challenges, and partnerships to create healthier communities. 

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to connect
with your public health colleagues in New Mexico!
Conference sessions have been approved for CME, CNE, CHES, Social Work,
and Community Health Worker Continuing Education Credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and polices of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint sponsorship of HealthInsight New Mexico and [NMPHA]. HealthInsight New Mexico is accredited by the NMMS to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. 

HealthInsight New Mexico designates this Live Event for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) tm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration is free, but you must register separately for these sessions.



 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.


  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.

13th ANNUAL 



"Effective Advocacy: From Grassroots to the Roundhouse"

Our Policy Forum was a huge success! We'll be posting any available lectures soon. In the meantime, check out the legislative proposal booklet from the Forum!

Legislative Proposals can be found here

Save The Date!!

APHA Annual Meeting & Expo 2017

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.

November 4-8, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Call for Abstracts opens December 19th

Click here for submission instructions.


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
 Marsha McMurray-Avila or Tracy McDaniel 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 Abuko Estrada or Clarissa Silva 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 Sharz Weeks to get involved.

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