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 […]

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 […]


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) […]