Pamela Galbraith, behavioral health administrator with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has recently been named by Attorney General John Ashcroft and Deputy Secretary Claude Allen to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.
The attorney general charged the committee with the responsibility of guiding the Departments of Justice and HHS in developing promising practices and innovative programs to prevent domestic violence and other violence against women.
"The issue of domestic violence is a major health and safety issue across our nation, and especially here in New Mexico," Galbriath said. "The Commission's mission is to identify legislative initiatives and best practices to address this issue."
The committee will meet in Dallas in February and expects to begin developing legislative priorities and public awareness needs on violence against women.
Galbraith has been at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center since 1972 and has more than 30 years experience in the healthcare field.
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