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NMPHA Annual Conference 2018


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For more information on health equity in New Mexico, check out  the New Mexico Department of Health's 2018 Health Equity in New Mexico Report


You can find the agenda here!


In NMPHA’s 101st year, we are focusing on the foundational values of public health practice – “Public

Health 101.” For this year’s annual conference, we welcome abstracts on all public health topics, with the

understanding that every health professional’s work is essential to promoting health equity in our state. In

addition, there will be four tracks to open up discussions on how certain issues are being addressed today,

and these are described below.


HEALTH EQUITY IN RURAL, FRONTIER, AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

New Mexico is a largely rural state, and home to 19 pueblos, 3 Apache tribes, and part of the Navajo

Nation. Therefore, our state has experts and organizations from rural, frontier, and tribal communities

who understand the issues around improving health equity in their communities, and have been working

on these issues for many years. We invite these health professionals to submit abstracts in this track to

pass on their knowledge to others.


INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR ACCESS TO FOOD, HOUSING, & BASIC NEEDS

Health equity is impossible without adequate access to necessities for survival such as food, housing, and

other basic needs. Of course, simply having access to basic needs is not the goal; public health seeks to

ensure equitable access to healthy and stable resources for all people. We invite health professionals who

have been researching or working towards improving access to basic needs to submit abstracts in this

track.


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PRESERVING NATURAL RESOURCES

Every person is impacted by the environment around them and by the availability of natural resources. In

New Mexico, this includes (but is not limited to) our water resources, the health of our wildlife, and our

built environments, as well as using data to track patterns in environmental health. We invite experts in

environmental health and justice to share their research and current projects by submitting an abstract in

this track.


IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE RESOURCES

Improving access to healthcare resources is increasingly important with aging populations, behavioral

health conditions having increasing impacts on mortality, and the large portion of New Mexico residents

living in rural areas. Some barriers to healthcare access are shortages of providers, culturally- and

linguistically- appropriate services, and patient navigators; stigma; and transportation. We invite the

researchers, program coordinators, clinic administrators, clinicians and others working to improve health

equity by increasing access to healthcare resources to submit abstracts in this track.





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The Pre-Conference event has been approved by the NMDOH for a total of 4.5 CEUs for CHWs


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For more information or questions about your registration (including payment by purchase order), contact Erin Marshall at 505-980-5355, erinmc.nm@gmail.com.


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