The New Mexico Culture of Health is an initiative to support county and tribal health councils to focus on building and enhancing the existing statewide network to become a durable, inclusive, engaged and effective community infrastructure for health equity. The NM Culture of Health Initiative will allow us to strengthen community engagement at local and state levels to address social, economic, racial, ethnic, and health inequities.
The initial focus of this project will be to work collaboratively with six health councils to increase community engagement, improve assessment, and develop policy recommendations on important public health issues, with an emphasis on under resourced communities. Each health council that is selected will receive $22,500 over the two years of the project, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020. Here are the basic requirements to be considered to participate as one of the initial six health councils selected for this project: