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Southwest RHEC Released Regional Newsletter

posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:27 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 11:16 AM ]

Message from the President


An interesting and new year is underway! Many thanks to our Communications Committee. As you can see they are expanding our visibility and our capability to communicate on the worldwide web. Great work! But that's not all, you will also be getting a quarterly newsletter. Yes, this is the first edition!

As we know, how we communicate is important in developing and maintaining relationships, I hope you will join me in embracing the following community norms (as borrowed from Stan Hudson, University of Missouri):
  • We invite full participation in the discussion that we have planned to help us explore diversity, culture, social justice and how these impact health justice. 
  • As we engage in thoughtful dialogue and reflection, we encourage everyone to demonstrate respect for differences, and to listen (or read) for understanding, not for responding. 
  • As we share our observations, feelings, thoughts, and experiences, we encourage honesty, and remind people to speak in the "I". We can only speak for ourselves and from the intersectionality of our own social identities. No one should feel like they are a spokesperson for their group nor should anyone try to speak for others. 
  • We encourage everyone to monitor their sharing, so that we can make a space for all voices to be heard. Step up if you are quiet. Step back if you share a lot. 
  • We acknowledge and embrace dissent and conflict, as they are vital to the process of building community. 
  • As we share and disagree, remember to work an issue, not a person. 
  • We invite everyone to trust the process, even when you don't know where it is leading the discussion. 
  • We invite everyone to lean into discomfort, as it is a signal that we have something to learn.
I'm eager to hear your thoughts.

Marisa New, MPH, OTR
Chair, Southwest Regional Health Equity Council




The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is pleased to present the eleventh edition of Health Equity in New Mexico. This report is intended to provide relevant and timely information regarding the health status of the various population groups in our state to help inform, educate, and empower readers on equity issues. It is also intended to be a tool for community, state, and tribal partners and policymakers to use in the design and implementation of effective strategies to decrease health disparities and improve health outcomes for all people in New Mexico. To view the report, click here.



15th Annual Disparities in Health in America:
Working Toward Social Justice Workshop

Since 2002, the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness, Research & Training (HDEART) Consortium's Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice Course/Workshop has touched the lives of over 5,000 individuals. This year, the workshop will be held on the Rice University campus in the Jones Graduate School of Business in the Shell Auditorium.