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 ensure that every child in Doña Ana County has the opportunity to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. […]


The vision of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation (CHI) FORWARD NM program is to enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community and academic educational partnerships. We do this through a range of programs in all […]

REACH Su Comunidad

REACH Su Comunidad was a program that empowered Community Health Workers, or promotores, to address health disparities experienced by Hispanic/Latino communities. Southwest Center for Health Innovation (CHI) and our partners provided training and technical assistance to ten communities across five states as their community health workers expanded their roles beyond […]


The HERO TRaILs project (Health Extension Rural Offices: Translating Research Into Localities) aims to accelerate the dissemination of evidence based practices for chronic pain management to health care providers in southwest New Mexico.  The program is a partnership between the National Center for Frontier Communities (staffed by the Southwest Center […]

Food Policy Councils

The Hidalgo County Food Coalition and the Southwest New Mexico Food Policy Council regard the availability of affordable and healthy food as a social justice issue. The Southwest Center for Health Innovation (CHI) helped to establish these two food policy councils at the local (county) and regional (four counties) levels, […]

Hidalgo County Health Council

Hidalgo County Health Council, facilitated by Southwest Center for Health Innovation (CHI) staff, is the leading organization for health planning at the county level. CHI staff coordinates Health Council efforts and activities. It engages community members to review health related data and set health priorities. Contact Joseph Hill at (575) […]