New Mexico Public Health Institute (NewMexPHI)

NewMexPHI Vision: Health equity is achieved. Social and health issues continue to be prioritized through evidence, policy, civic engagement and social justice. NewMexPHI Mission: To challenge the status quo by creating an environment in which social and health conditions allow individuals, families and communities to thrive. What is a Public Health […]

Dream Makers celebrate graduation

April 28, 2017, Deming, NM:  Dream Makers Club members and their families packed Deming’s Red Mountain Middle School cafeteria last week to celebrate the students’ year of exploring the diversity of health care careers. Over 30 middle school students from Grant and Luna Counties participated in the clubs, which fosters […]

Workshop takes nonprofits beyond the boardroom

Tuesday, December 27, 2016; Silver City, NM: Nonprofits are navigating a time of immense need from the communities they serve, while pursing ways to build long-term viability in the toughest of economic times, according to the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s most recent State of the Nonprofit Sector Report. The analysis says […]

FORWARD NM Quarterly Newsletter (Oct-Nov-Dec 2016)

FORWARD NM wraps up the year on a high note with our Dream Makers Clubs in full swing and helping the fall rotations of future health care providers experience the wonder that is rural medicine! Our Dream Makers is an after-school club sponsored by University of New Mexico Office for […]

Nonprofit Resource Group’s 2017 Training Calendar

Each year, The NonProfit Resource Group develops a series of alternating workshops and brown bag lunches for nonprofit organizations, based on the responses to our annual survey on the needs of nonprofits in southwest New Mexico. Our one-hour brown bag lunches are free, and our workshops last from three to four hours and […]

CHI Associate Director recognized as Community Star

November 17, 2016; Silver City, NM:  The spotlight of National Rural Health Day shined brightly on Silver City, as long time nonprofit leader Susan Wilger was selected as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), which sponsors the national observance day. According to […]

Health Education Centers promote rural practice in primary care

A new project report from Rural and Remote Health Journal , by JD Taylor and SE Goletz, found that health education centers (AHEC) promote interest in rural practice in medical students. CHI hosts the regional AHEC in southern New Mexico, part of our efforts to promote health education in rural communities. […]

Advocacy workshop a boon to nonprofits

Thursday, October 20, 2016; Silver City, NM: Grant County’s nonprofits offer a wide-spectrum of vital services to residents, without which the community wouldn’t be as vibrant, or as comfortable of a place to live. But many of the region’s nonprofits face an unpredictable future with the extended economic downturn, and […]

UP! Coalition Partners

Our community partners support UP! Coalition’s efforts to create a drug-free Doña County. Our partner’s aid and commitment makes UP! Coalition the success it has become. Business The Wright Group Inc. (TWGI) Tacom Printing Community Edward Rubin, Psy.D. Civic and Volunteer Groups Women’s Intercultural Center Health Care Professionals Mesilla Valley Hospital Law […]

Unified Prevention Coalition for Doña Ana County

The Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition for Doña Ana County is a collective partnership effort focused on preventing substance use and abuse among youth and young adults in Doña Ana County. MISSION to build community collaboration around efforts to reduce and/or prevent youth drug and alcohol use and abuse, address factors that […]