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.

11th ANNUAL 
"Health in All Policies"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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.

Keynote Speaker

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.

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 2014 Forum include:

Our morning panel will examine several angles of Health in All Policies: creating healthy built environments for our communities (Dr. Claudia Isaac); creating healthy economic policies (Alan Webber); engaging stakeholders and supporting health equity in all our policies (Dr. Magdalena Avila); and incorporating an HiAP approach into our ongoing, governmental decision-making process to create structural or process change that promotes and protects health (Sen. Tim Keller).

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, is a well-known pioneer in Health in All Policies and will share with us both the history of this approach and the key elements for successful and effective implementation, as well as on-the-ground examples of HiAP in action.

Afternoon breakout sessions, to feature workshops on end of life issues, youth initiatives, health care updates, health in all policies, 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 be a sponsor, please contact Leigh Caswell at lcaswell@phs.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!" 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.

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 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 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 Lori Ann Loera to get involved.

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