Collective Policy Impacts

The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership’s (HEP) network consists of four core partners and over 90 members in 15 counties. The network is supported by three staff, four technical assistance providers, and a steering committee comprised of eight diverse members. Collectively, we believe that all people should have the opportunity to live a healthy life and have say in decisions that impact their communities and lives. To accomplish this, we invest in community-driven research which informs city, state, federal, and tribal decision making processes.

Since HEP’s inception in 2012, collectively the HEP network has had a profound and positive impact to policies, plans, and programs in the following areas:

  • Equitable Development, Built Environment, and Transportation
  • Environmental
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Reintegration instead of Incarceration
  • Employment
  • Racial Justice

Please take the time to review a document highlighting a list of HEP’s Policy impacts in these areas.



In 2016, HEP members developed a policy platform under a Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework. Please read the overview of HEP’s policy strategies to advance racial equity and improve health in New Mexico. You will learn more about these specific strategies and who in the HEP network is using them. You can also join the conversation on these important issues by signing up and participating in our online forum.