The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP) turned eight on November 5, 2020! We celebrate the HEP partners, organizers, activists, artists, visionaries, strategists, connectors, facilitators, trainers, HIA technical assistance providers, steering committee members, and staff working to advance health equity and racial justice. We believe that every New Mexican should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life, live in neighborhoods where children and families thrive, and have a say in the decisions that impact their communities and their lives. We are committed to investing in Black, Indigenous, and communities of color to shift power relations to advocate for policy and systems change to create just and healthy communities.
In this newsletter, we highlight the release of Together for Brother’s latest photo-based research on the social emotional wellbeing of young men of color who live, work, play, pray and learn in Albuquerque’s International District. We have had the honor of working with and learning from the young men of color with Together for Brothers since 2017 and we highly encourage you to check out this important photo story project. We also uplift a few upcoming partner events. Please join us in celebrating HEP’s birthday by joining one of these events, contributing to a HEP partner, or donating here to support future HEP efforts.
Policy & Advocacy
Putting Gender Justice at the Heart of the
Philanthropic Response to COVID-19
Why does the COVID-19 pandemic need a gender justice response and recovery plan, and what does that currently look like across New Mexico? Join NewMexicoWomen.Org (NMW.O) as they discuss their report, Gender Justice at the Heart of New Mexico’s Pandemic Recovery, in conversation with SouthWest Organizing Project, Indigenous Life Ways, and Women’s Intercultural Center hosted at the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s HUB. The discussion will highlight how self-identifying women are some of the most impacted by the pandemic, while also being at the center of many response efforts. It will also provide a broader perspective about the importance of bringing a gender justice lens to pandemic recovery efforts, and why investing in gender justice is key to any long-term social change in this moment.
Please register here for the virtual convening on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Ensuring Essential but Excluded: COVID-19 Economic Relief for Immigrant and Low-income Families
Virtual Learning Event: December 1st, 10:00-11:30am MT
Register Now! December 1st, 10:30-Noon MT
We invite you to join a virtual learning event hosted by the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers in partnership with Con Alma Health Foundation, New Mexico Voices for Children, and Somos Un Pueblo Unido on COVID-19 Economic Relief for Immigrant and Low-income Communities.
This learning event will inform, engage, and raise awareness of current efforts to address the needs of New Mexico’s immigrant families and low-income communities.
Frank Lopez, Executive Director, NMAG
Dolores Roybal, Executive Director, Con Alma Health Foundation
James Jimenez, Executive Director, NM Voices for Children
Marcela Díaz, Executive Director, Somos Un Pueblo Unido
Representative Nathan Small
Representative Javier Martinez (invited)
To register for this event please visit This Link.
Together for Brother’s Photo-based Research Release
Together for Brothers (T4B) just released its latest photo-based research on over four years of youth-led programming and planning. The research focuses on the social emotional wellbeing of young men of color who live, work, play, pray and learn in Albuquerque’s International District. You can view the project here. T4B is a community organization led by young men of color, community & love, with partners and allies across NM to build power, demand justice & create change. T4B does this by building capacity of self identified young men of color ages 12-24 years old as they lead at all levels in their communities.
Submitted by- Christopher Ramírez, Together for Brothers (T4B), Executive Director and Co-Founder
Partner Capacity Building Opportunities and Events
Santa Fe Community Foundation - The HEP’s institutional home, the Santa Fe Community Foundation (SFCF), is committed to supporting nonprofits in achieving their missions with excellence. The SFCF’s Philanthropy HUB has been designed as a learning and gathering place for the philanthropic sector. The HUB's programs strive to: 1) deepen philanthropic practice; 2) build nonprofit capacity; 3) provide support for professional advisers; and 4) provide platforms for learning about social issues in community. Upcoming trainings and presentations include:
If you are a HEP network member and you have an upcoming training, workshop, or other capacity building opportunity open to community members and organizations, please send information about it to David Gaussoin and the HEP team can include it an upcoming newsletter.