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Strong bodies and minds make for strong communities. We envision a community where all individuals and families receive affordable and equitable health services, live in a health-promoting environment, and exhibit healthy behaviors. In 2015-16:

Our Impact

Kids Learn Culinary Skills

In partnership with United Way of Central New Mexico’s Community Fund, Kids Cook! provides elementary and middle school students and their families opportunities to increase culinary skills and love for a variety of fresh, culturally-diverse and healthy foods through hands-on cooking and tasting.

4,763 parents reported increased fruit and/or vegetable consumption by their child.

The following health programs are currently being supported by UWCNM's Community Fund.

Community Fund Partners

Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County
Grant Amount: $12,000
Grant Term: 2016 - 2017

NDI-NM will provide Bernalillo, Sandoval and Torrance County children with in-school instruction, increasing positive fitness/nutrition behaviors and knowledge among those most at-risk. We will also provide after-school/summer instruction at our Hiland Theater. Our joyful dance-based method and HIP to Be Fit curriculum cultivate healthy behaviors.

Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, Valencia County
Grant Amount: $38,500
Grant Term: 2016 - 2017

Agora provides free, confidential, compassionate help to anyone in need of emotional support. Our services include crisis help-line, online chat, information and referral, community education and volunteer opportunities. Our evidence-based curriculum is based on SAMHSA best-practices and is accredited by CONTACT USA.

Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, Valencia County
Grant Amount: $35,000
Grant Term: 2016 - 2017

This project is designed to fill gaps in service and increase regional capacity for HIV prevention, education and services.  We complete an annual needs assessment and confer with other providers of HIV services  to assurethat our work is addressing the most urgent community needs and does not duplicate other efforts.

Health | Bernalillo County
Grant Amount: $25,000
Grant Term: 2016 - 2017

The foundation for any success in addressing unmet needs of people who are homeless is the ability to engage.  Engagement is  the process through which clients become active and involved in their treatment.  AHCH will bring two Engagement Specialists on staff to decrease campus incidents and increase the proportion of people who access services.

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Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, Valencia County
Grant Amount: $30,000
Grant Term: 2016 - 2017

Casa Esperanza's Family Care Team Program provides temporary lodging, services, and support to rural and low/moderate-income patients requiring treatment for cancer and other serious medical conditions at Albuquerque medical facilities. The program serves patients and their family members from all 33 New Mexico counties and the region.

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