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FORWARD NM Quarterly Newsletter (July-August-September, 2016)

Southwest Center for Health Innovation’s FORWARD NM program had a very busy summer. FORWARD NM hosted 4 top performing summer academies with the help of Gila Regional Medical Center, Hidalgo Medical Services, Western New Mexico University, Freeport- McMoRan, and the McCune Foundation.  Each academy successfully aimed to provide students with […]


Dream Makers Club is Starting Soon!

Dream Makers health career clubs stimulate middle school students to pursue health related careers. The club highlights numerous healthcare professions and the college requirements, as well as the important role of health disparities and diversity in healthcare. During the sessions, the participants have the opportunity to listen to and interact […]


Brown Bag Training: Donor Development

Donor Development Basics – It’s About the People Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in Silver City Join us in learning the essential components of creating and sustaining a successful fund development program on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hidalgo Medical Services Community Health Center’s […]


Medicaid Coverage of Social Interventions: A Road Map for States

Extensive research demonstrates the impact of social factors—such as income, access to food and housing, and employment status—on the health and health outcomes of Americans, particularly lower-income populations. These findings are not lost on federal and state officials who seek to provide Medicaid beneficiaries with quality, cost-effective care. In developing […]


Summer Academies Celebrate Success

August 3, 2016; Silver City, NM: FORWARD NM, in partnership with Western New Mexico University (WNMU), Hidalgo Medical Services and Gila Regional Medical Center, recently completed three summer academies offering area high school and college level students the opportunity to expand on and develop their health career dreams.  At the […]


Future physicians aid Gospel Mission

June 24, 2016; Silver City, NM:  A team of University of New Mexico (UNM) students, on tract to become future physician, worked with the Silver City Gospel Mission this summer to create a mental health screening tool for its clients. On Thursday, the students shared their experiences in Silver City […]


Premed students host presentation

Premed students host presentation On Thursday, June 30, 2016, four premedical students present their recent community efforts starting at 5:30 p.m. in Hidalgo Medical Services Medical (HMS) and Dental Clinic’s Community Room, 1007 N. Pope St. The BA/MD program gives these bachelor students a direct track to medical school at […]


Summer Academy a SMASHing success

June 24, 2016; Silver City, NM: In the Harlan Hall Science Laboratory, an exuberant group of teens gathered for their next adventure into science at Western New Mexico University (WNMU). Today, they studied disease and infection as part of a rigorous week-long Summer Math and Science Healthcare (SMASH) Academy, one […]


FORWARD NM Featured in Rural Health Information Hub

The Rural Health Information Hub (ruralhealthinfo.org) recently featured an article on the success, reach, and numerical data of FORWARD NM’s pipeline model in expanding access to health care in rural communities through efforts of “growing your own” health care providers.  FORWARD NM Pathways to Health Careers, offers more insight into our program! […]