Public Health Heroes Honored

Public Health Heroes Honored

In conjunction with nation's second annual National Public Health Thank You Day, the UNM Prevention Research Center (UNM PRC) acknowledged the members of partner organizations in New Mexico communities and statewide organizations who participate in the UNM PRC Community Advisory Committee. The UNM PRC Community Advisory Committee assists the UNM PRC to address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of New Mexican communities through participatory, evidence-based, health promotion and disease prevention research.

Honored at a ceremony on the UNM Health Sciences Center Campus were:

photograph - left to right:

Carol Johnson - Santa Fe

Vinton Zunie - Pueblo of Zuni

Dr. Nat Cobb, Indian Health Services - Albuquerque Area Office

Marjorie Werito, Indian Health Services - Crownpoint

Chenoa Stilwell-Jensen, Envision New Mexico - Albuquerque

Dr. Catherine Kinney, Chair of New Mexico Behavioral Health Planning Council - Santa Fe

Dr. Susie John, Teen Life Center - Shiprock

Dr. Loretta Cordova de Ortega, UNM Pediatrics Interim Chairman

Anna Rose Jones - Crownpoint Health Care Facility - Crownpoint

Community Advisory Committee members not in the photograph include:

Frank Morgan - Albuquerque

Lonnie Barraza, New Mexico Public Education Department - Albuquerque

Dr. Susan Baum, New Mexico Department of Health - Albuquerque

Theresa Clay, Indian Health Services - Albuquerque Area Office

Linda V. Garcia, Dine' College Shiprock Campus - Shiprock

Yvonne Davis - Albuquerque

Join the University of New Mexico,Research!America, the American Public Health Association, Association of Schools of Public Health, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and National Association of County & City Health Officials in saying thank you to the individuals who work tirelessly everyday assuring your water is safe to drink, your day care centers are clean, and your children receive the immunizations they need.

About the University ofNew MexicoPreventionResearchCenter:

The UNM PRC is a part of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics. Interested individuals may find more about the Center at

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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