The purpose of the NMHEP is to strengthen the capacity of NM communities to shift power relations through advocating for systems and policy change that will improve the conditions where children, families, and communities are healthy. This requires addressing structural and institutionalized inequities based on race, class, gender and geography.
Solidify a statewide network of community organizations and members to organize around health equity, promote cross community learning, and foster community collaboration, leadership, advocacy, and mobilization.
Raise awareness, gain and retain the support of bi-national, tribal, state, regional, municipal, and community leaders, decision makers and elected officials to ensure health and equity is considered
Strengthen the capacity of community groups, organizations and members directly affected by health inequities to advocate for health equity and to address structural and institutionalized inequities based on race, class, gender and geography.
Confirm NMHEP’s organizational structure, leadership structure and financial model and to identify funding partners and sources beyond the 18-month transition period.