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Con Alma Health Foundation

2016 Small

Nov 16, 2016

The Con Alma Health Foundation award grants each year to support nonprofits’ efforts to improve their community’s health. Our investments focus on ensuring that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.

While Con Alma is New Mexico’s largest foundation dedicated solely to health, our grants reflect a diversity of strategies and issues. We understand that health is more than healthcare and as such Con Alma defines health broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, oral, environmental, economic and spiritual well-being.

Whether through our grantmaking, partnerships, research or reports, Con Alma serves as a catalyst for positive, systemic change.  The emphasis of our grantmaking is on attaining long-term policy solutions and health equity.

We believe that together we can make lasting changes that are community-driven and that lift-up New Mexico’s abiding ingenuity.

We congratulate the 2016 Small Grant Recipients! (12 grants, totaling $150,000)

Centro Sávila ($15,000) to build capacity of bilingual social workers to provide appropriate care to children and families in Albuquerque through the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Behavioral Healthcare Professional Pipeline

Desert Forge ($12,000) in support of publishing Health from the Ground Up: Learning by Doing, an illustrated handbook veteran-specific resource guide for and by veterans on the fundamentals of growing food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles in Bernalillo county

Enlace Comunitario ($12,000) to replicate Enlace’s culturally and linguistically-specific, survivor-led Promotora program through trainings that build the capacity of domestic violence shelters and outreach programs in the state

Generation Justice ($14,000) for The State of Resiliency, a multimedia youth-led campaign aimed at inspiring transformation by capturing stories of New Mexicans working on innovative physical and mental health programs despite a broken system

Grant County Community Health Council ($12,000) for the Southwest New Mexico Inmate Support Program’s wrap-a-round approach to community reentry by improving multi-county coordination

Las Cumbres Community Services ($14,000) towards the New Mexico Housing Crisis outreach to increase participation in policies that address barriers to safe and affordable housing for pregnant women, children, and families in northern New Mexico

National Latino Behavioral Health Association ($14,000) to develop a series of unique in-person and long-distance learning modules to assist interpreters in mental health settings statewide improve access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services

New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee ($15,000) for the African American Health Assessment project that seeks to determine the path to wellness for the African American community in New Mexico

Parents Reaching Out ($10,000) to assist public health offices in Roswell, Gallup, and Farmington bring together partners using telehealth technology in addressing financial barriers of children and youth with special needs

Pegasus Legal Services for Children ($10,000) to support Youth Access 2.0, a collaborative statewide effort to educate young parents about issues that affect their ability to raise healthy families and to access health and mental-health services

Prosperity Works ($10,000) for Prosperity Kids, a project that leverages resources and invests in Albuquerque families by removing barriers and opening pathways to opportunities through having a child savings account

Senior Citizens’ Law Office ($12,000) to build capacity of outreach and enrollment professionals statewide serving rural, low-income communities who help people enroll in appropriate Medicare and Medicaid programs

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