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Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group


Oct 31, 2011

“We are proud to support and partner with these organizations to help fulfill our mission to improve the health status and access to health for all New Mexicans,” – Dolores E. Roybal, Executive Director, Con Alma Health Foundation.

The Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group (NNMHGG), a joint initiative of the Auxiliary of Los Alamos Medical Center and Con Alma Health Foundation, awards grants to nonprofits serving residents of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties. 2011 NNMHGG grants will be awarded to:

  • Adaptive Ski Program$5,000 to support participation of disabled and critically ill youth in a Northern New Mexico ski program.
  • Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, $20,000 to increase outreach activities to Northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties.
  • Amigos del Valle, $15,000 to support elderly clients through in-home services and transportation, allowing them to remain independent within their own homes in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties.
  • Boys and Girls Club del Norte, $15,000 to educate members on making healthy choices in their diet and physical activities through the Healthy Habits for Life and Triple Play programs in Chimayo.
  • Cancer Services of New Mexico, $15,000 to educate adult cancer patients/survivors and their caregivers about cancer treatment and survival through New Mexico Family Cancer Retreats.
  • Family Strengths Network, $6,160 to support We Help Ourselves, a national program that teaches children and youth how to be safe at home and school, in Los Alamos County Public Schools.
  • La Clinica Del Pueblo de Rio Arriba$10,550 to support collaboration with the local court system for individuals who have been arrested with substance abuse related issues in Tierra Amarilla.
  • Las Cumbres Community Services$20,000 to provide group support, education and activities to address emotional, psychological and practical challenges to grandparents raising grandchildren in Rio Arriba County.
  • Los Alamos Family Council, $10,000 to increase access to self-support groups and emergency psychiatric services for underserved residents of Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.
  • Los Alamos Heart Council, $20,000 to support the “Just Be It! Healthy and Fit” program to reduce risk factors for childhood obesity by promoting regular physical activity and nutrition education to students, teachers and parents in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.
  • New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, $15,000 to increase awareness of youth suicide risk factors and interventions available in Northern New Mexico.
  • Self Help, $20,000 to support its Immigrant Health Initiative providing advocacy and case management for immigrant clients serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.
  • Tewa Women United$10,000 to train a new cadre of volunteers for their doula program, establish a breastfeeding peer support program and increase healthy families through parenting skills, knowledge and awareness education in Espanola, Rio Arriba and Northern Santa Fe Valley.
  • University of New Mexico Foundation$19,838 to establish a program of rural Emergency Medical Services education, including a mobile training unit to teach emergency skills to volunteer EMS workers in Northern New Mexico.

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