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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: $13,860
Grant Term: 2017 - 2018
Program Website: National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM)

Dancing to Health will provide 2,550 underserved Bernalillo, Sandoval and Torrance County children ages 5-14 with in- and out-of-school instruction to instill healthy fitness/nutrition and social behaviors and improve learning strategies among those most at-risk. This evidence-based program will incorporate NDI-NM’s HIP to Be Fit® curriculum.

Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, Torrance County, Valencia County
Grant Amount: $35,500
Grant Term: 2017 - 2018
Program Website: Youth Suicide Prevention

Agora provides free, confidential, compassionate help to anyone in need of emotional support. Our services include crisis helpline, 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
Grant Amount: $12,000
Grant Term: 2017 - 2018
Program Website: New Mexico Community Aids Partnership

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 local providers of HIV services to assure that our work is addressing the most urgent community needs and does not duplicate other efforts.

Health | Bernalillo County, Sandoval County
Grant Amount: $7,000
Grant Term: 2017 - 2018
Program Website: Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery Drop-In Center

The mission of the Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery (ACHR) is to support people who live with mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse challenges.  Through peer support, in a safe environment, ACHR aims to help people experience positive life growth by focusing on hope, humor and personal responsibility.

Health | Bernalillo County
Grant Amount: $8,800
Grant Term: 2017 - 2018
Program Website: Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH)

AHCH’s Harm Reduction Outreach (HRO) Program addresses HIV and other infectious diseases, homelessness, and lack of access to services for people living in poverty. HRO staff provide HIV infection interventions and link participants to other AHCH services including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care, social services, and housing.

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