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Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group


Nov 16, 2016

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 congratulate the 2016 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grant Recipients!

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, serving the unmet healthcare needs of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between the Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center (12 grants, totaling $135,000)

Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter ($12,000) to expand Cuidando con Respeto, an evidence-based caregiver education program that trains family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe Counties

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte ($10,000) for the Triple Play & Healthy Habits youth projects that teach holistic approaches to health and wellness by demonstrating how eating smart, keeping fit and forming positive relationships leads to a healthy lifestyle

Economic Council Helping Others-ECHO ($10,000) to support the Food For Kids Backpack Program which provides kid-friendly and nutritious foods by assisting with the purchase and transportation to Rio Arriba County schools of 940 food filled backpacks

Family Learning Center ($9,000) for the Wrap-Around Program for Children which provides youth-centered activities and nutritious snacks, before and after-school, for children being raised by grandparents and great grandparents in Rio Arriba county

Family YMCA ($13,000) for the Española YMCA Teen Center’s health outreach programs on healthy choices, skills building, tutoring to improve grades, and through service-learning projects that connect youth to their communities in positive ways

Food Depot ($10,000) continuing support of the Agency Relations Council – Rio Arriba County project to build capacity among multiple agencies and communities through a coordinated collaborative and community-driven effort focused on ending hunger

Inside Out ($15,000) towards the Community Recovery Support program, providing wide-ranging recovery-focused services to those reaching for or in recovery including groups, peer, and family support, telehealth, jail and probation outreach in Española and Taos

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($13,000) for the Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings for Los Alamos Public School employees and those who interact with youth to recognize symptoms and refer adolescents in crisis to supportive services

McCurdy Schools of Northern New Mexico ($15,000) for Project Cariño providing mental health counseling to students from preschool to 12th grade and their families to help improve their emotional well-being, social, and educational outcomes

Northern Youth Project $10,000) towards Improving Health Outcomes of Rural Teens through mentoring and internship programs, where teens in Abiquiu, El Rito, Gallina, Medanales, Cañones, and Youngsville learn from local professionals

Santa Fe Community College Foundation ($10,000) towards the Increase Workforce Skills of Community Health Workers Certificate Trainings for community health worker to obtain specialty certificates in obesity and behavioral health in Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties

Self Help ($8,000) for continued support of the Mental Health Access Project – 211 Info & Referral, a web-based resource with information about local mental health prevention and treatment opportunities

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