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2023 Legislative Session Policy Advocacy





With the 2023 New Mexico State Legislative Session in full swing, NMPHA is proud to endorse the following legislation as our 2023 Policy Priorities:

  • Paid Family Medical Leave Act (sponsor & bill # TBD)
  • Medicaid Forward Act (sponsor & bill # TBD)
  • HB 49: County and Tribal Health Council Funding (Sponsors: Rep. Allison & Rep. Thomson)



Leading Advocacy Organizations

  • Paid Family Medical Leave Act: The Southwest Women’s Law Center is the lead advocate for this initiative; please read more about the PFML Act here.

  • Medicaid Forward Act - NM Together 4 Healthcare is the lead advocate for this initiative; please see this Op-Ed in the Santa Fe New Mexican regarding Medicaid Forward.

  • HB 49: County and Tribal Health Council Funding - NM Alliance of Health Councils, which is the lead organization on this initiative. Read more about the bill here.


Advocacy Resources & Tools

Navigating nmlegis.gov - Find Bills, Legislators' Contact Information, Live Webinars and Recordings, and More!

Watch an in-depth and helpful tutorial from one of NMPHA's very own Policy Interns, Hannah Obrey. Watch video here


NM Voices for Children - A Guide to Legislative Advocacy in New Mexico 

View this thorough and comprehensive booklet for all of the ins and outs of legislative advocacy in New Mexico! 

NM Voices for Children - A Guide to New Mexico's State Budget

State budgets can be complicated and daunting, but they are crucial to creating safe, healthy, and thriving communities. Learn more here!


Using MyRoundhouse to Stay Up-To-Date on Legislation

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to set up your FREE account to track legislation during the session. This is an easy and quick way to stay in the loop and be notified of a bill or memorial's movements.

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