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Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group


Nov 13, 2019

Con Alma Health Foundation grants focus on ensuring that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. To that end, the Foundation awards grants each year to support nonprofits’ efforts to improve their communities’ health.

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, promoting the health and wellness 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 (14 grants, totaling $150,000)

We congratulate the 2019 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grant Recipients!

Angioma Alliance, New Mexico Branch ($7,500) in support of the Baca Family Historical Project’s efforts to decrease barriers to accessing health care for those affected by a genetic form of cerebral cavernous malformations, a blood-vessel illness affecting residents of northern New Mexico

Barrios Unidos ($10,000) in support of The Querencia Project, an intergenerational project that seeks to address spiritual health, promote solutions, and community cohesion by creating an ethos of cooperation and incorporating cultural and traditional wisdom as additional healing paradigms

Family Strengths Network (FSN) ($15,500) promoting a culture shift through programs that encourage social inclusion, increased peer support and resources, and decrease isolation of those with developmental disabilities, grandparents raising grandchildren, and families with young children

The Family YMCA ($15,000) towards the Española YMCA Teen Center which advances teen health and resiliency by providing educational support, skill-building opportunities, and caring adult mentors who  help guide youth toward responsible choices and access  medical and behavior health resources

Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute ($10,000) for Agri-Kidz program which provides youth with opportunities to prepare community meals, work in an educational farm, public spaces, and farmer’s markets to preserve traditional knowledge, emphasize culture, and intergenerational wisdom

Inside Out ($15,000) towards outreach efforts that provide positive modeling, open dialogue and non-judgmental service programs that support recovery of indigent populations suffering with substance abuse and mental health illnesses in rural northern New Mexico

Los Alamos Family Council ($15,000) towards Easing the Pain of Behavioral Health Costs efforts that provide short-term, limited support for indigent individuals challenged by substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide ideation who can’t afford to pay for services

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($12,000) to provide the Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings to neighboring communities and additional area school districts, which will help prevention specialists and counselors recognize symptoms of youth in crisis and refer them to services

Los Alamos Makers ($10,000) in support of increasing vocational training and professional opportunities in modern manufacturing and basic creative skills for youth and adults with special needs in an inclusive, supportive and safe environment equipped with accommodations for various developmental disabilities

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation ($7,500) to support creating a safer environment in schools by increasing awareness about the importance of automated external defibrillators and making them available in five Los Alamos elementary schools and in the school District’s Office

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) ($7,500) towards upgrading the organization’s server to secure and enhance communication with patients, clinical staff, physicians and others, ensure compliance and safe storage of patient information and prepare for potential telehealth needs

Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico ($7,500) towards training, certification, and supervision of state certified auricular detoxification specialists to provide treatment to for substance-use withdrawal and prevent relapse in collaboration with grass-roots partners in Chimayo and Española areas

Santa Fe Recovery Center ($10,000) to ensure women and their young children receive comprehensive trauma-informed treatment and family-centered support services through a collaborative, cross-agency, multidisciplinary treatment team approach

Self Help ($7,500) towards improving access to information and increasing community and local organizations awareness and use of basic needs and mental health resources through the 211 Information and Referral Project and Los Alamos Mental Health Access Project

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