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Con Alma Health Foundation

2020 General Operating and Project Grants

Nov 20, 2020

Con Alma Health Foundation - The Heart and Soul of Health in New Mexico

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.

General Operating and Project Grants, Supporting health systems strategies to address the needs of our diverse communities (15 grants, totaling $200,000)

We congratulate the 2020 General Operating and Project Grant Recipients!

Black Health New Mexico ($11,000) in support of localized, culturally relevant virtual health education programming by and for members of New Mexico’s Black population focused on increasing access, documenting, and mitigating barriers

Chaves County Health Council ($10,000) to revamp, operate and maintain the Chaves County 211 Information Line as a local referral source for the community, health care providers, wellness and civic organizations

Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute ($11,000) to develop a comprehensive, culturally and linguistically supportive re-entry model by training Community Health Workers to assist primarily Hispanic/Latina and Native American females discharged from detention and incarceration in Taos County

Doña Ana Communities United ($15,000) to support residents in developing skills and addressing systemic inequities while tackling isolation and building relationships with people unlike themselves through social equity mapping, weekly live-radio shows, timebanking and Cruces Contigo exchanges

Farm to Table ($20,000) in support of policy, technical assistance and advocacy efforts undertaken collaboratively with the Food & Ag Policy Council— that focuses on the livelihood and wellbeing of New Mexico’s small farmers, ranchers, children, families, and communities with limited access to healthy food

Health Action New Mexico ($20,000) towards the New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition’s efforts to institute licensed dental therapists in New Mexico by engaging of stakeholders, developing accredited training programs, and workforce recruitment

Indian Country Grassroots Support ($10,000) towards efforts by the Navajo Nation Community Land-Use Governance to develop high-level community-informed policy that centers around community self-sufficiency and the Diné way of life

NACA Inspired Schools Network ($15,000) to help document and share Social Emotional Learning, which promotes safe, equitable, and culturally relevant school environments, with the City of Albuquerque, three high schools, and six nonprofit organizations

NAMI New Mexico ($11,000) to meet expressed community needs in expanding access and building capacity for mental health resources in rural areas by establishing two new mental health NAMI affiliates in Farmington and Clovis

New Mexico Black Leadership Council ($10,000) to establish the New Mexico Black Mental Health Collaborative as a trusted source of expertise regarding black behavioral health in central New Mexico, expand the capabilities of existing providers, and build a pipeline for new ones

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition ($11,000) to inform New Mexico’s regulatory officials and the general public on the need to improve the quality of frontline healthcare workforce and engage caregivers as advocates through leadership skills building opportunities

New Mexico Dream Team ($11,000) to support a pipeline of informed, engaged youth leaders active in advocacy efforts to increase equity for immigrants, Native and LGBTQ+ individuals, and their families in health, education, and economic opportunity statewide

Northwest New Mexico First Born ($20,000) to pilot an innovative telehealth home visiting program to increase access to maternal and child health services by Navajo, Zuni and Hispanic populations living in remote areas of San Juan and McKinley counties

Western New Mexico University School of Nursing ($15,000) to elevate behavioral health delivery expertise within rural and frontier regions by redesigning existing curricula and expanding capacity to provide online Continuing Education Units

Youth Heartline ($10,000) towards continuous quality improvement of youth and family programs in Union and Colfax counties through a community assessment, partnerships with area organizations, recruitment and training of new Board members and exploring sustainable income resources

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