NMHEP awarded two Community Driven Research Projects to Advance Health Equity recently. Many great applications were received from around the state of NM. The NMHEP Capacity Building Sub committee narrowed down the applications to two finalists. The two finalists were the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, which plans to use the award to develop, advocate, and present a cumulative impacts regulation, along with representation from clients and community members who are most impacted, to the Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board, with the ultimate intention to advocate its adoption statewide. Also the NM Social Justice Equity Institute, which plans to update and expand their past HIA – Looking Within: Uranium Exposure and Health Outcomes. The grant will help to plan with the communities of Churchrock, Crownpoint, Pinedale and Manuelito communities. Thank you to all who applied and please look out for future funding opportunities.