Conference Focuses on Diversity, Healthcare Needs

The 2012 Joint Conference of the New Mexico Public Health Association and the New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research, Engagement & Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES) will bring together disparities researchers, health service providers, public health practitioners and community members from throughout the country and across the state.

This year’s conference theme is “Integration, Innovation & Inspiration – Creating a Healthy New Mexico.”

Each day of this week’s three day conference will have a different theme:

  • Thursday, April Integration: Intersection of Practice and Policy in cCeating Health Equity;Friday, April 27 - Innovation: Dynamic approaches to cCeating a Healthy New Mexico;
  • Saturday, April 28 - Inspiration: Motivating ideas to Energize Public Health Work and Practice.

The conference, which will run Thursday – Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, is being co-hosted by the UNM Hospital Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Clinical and Translational Science Center, Vision 2020, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, UNM Cancer Center and the UNM Health Sciences Center.

For questions, please contact Mallery Downs, Conference Co-Chair at, (505) 417-6601, or Jacque Garcia, Conference Co-Chair at, or Miria Kano, Senior Program Manager, NM CARES HD at or (505) 272-3876.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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