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NMPHA National Public Health Week Lunch & Learn Series

  • Monday, April 04, 2022
  • Friday, April 08, 2022


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Join us daily from Noon-1pm during National Public Health Week for a Lunch & Learn session hosted by our very own NMPHA Regional Representatives!

We will be using this zoom link everyday. 

View this preview video of NMPHA's Public Health Week! 

Monday, April 4th - Metro Region

"Factors in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Among African Americans"hosted by Vanessa Al Rashida, MD, MPH

"Health Equity Council: Public Health Initiative" hosted by Matt Cross-Guillen, MA with Rashid Ahmad

Tuesday, April 5th - Northeast Region

“100% San Miguel – OpportUNITY for All” hosted by Kimberly Blea, Ed.D with Matt Probst, PA-C

Wednesday, April 6th - Northwest Region

“Grassroots Initiatives Working Toward a Healthy New Mexico” hosted by Diana Lopez, SCPS with Youth from Independence High School, Eric Krizizke, Farmington Municipal Schools, and Marie Johnson, School Nutrition Program Coordinator

Thursday, April 7th - Southeast Region

"Southeast New Mexico Health Promotion: Bringing Regional Community Barriers to Light!" hosted by Joann Palomino with Celia Fisher, SE Overdose Prevention Coordinator; Laura Wilson, Clinical RN-Health Promotion Specialist; Sarah Bowman, Health Equity Specialist; Deborah Gentry, Health Promotion Educator

Friday, April 8th - Southwest Region

"Voices from the Field Emerging and in Practice" hosted by Kristen Hernandez-Ortega, MPH & Holly Mata, Ph.D., MCHES, CPH with:

NMSU Public Health students highlighting their Field Experiences with community organizations:

  • Nadia Casas, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
  • Tierney Wallace, Metro Interfaith, Upstate NY Affordable Housing
  • JoJo Delgado, NMSU Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Brenda Vega de Leon, Otero County Community Health Council

Community Practitioners highlighting current initiatives:

  • Autumn Hobson, The Counseling Center
  • Ursala Bowe & Kayla Blanchard, Otero County Community Health Council
  • Jen Gruger, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
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