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Southeast Health Promotion

Please see the main Health Promotion page for more information.


Health Councils

Health Promotion in Southeast Region supports 8 Health Councils. Each health council is located within the county in the Southeast Region. Southeast Region Health Councils have developed their list of working health priorities, listed below, which they will address this coming year.

Chaves County

Roswell Public Library

  • Capacity Building
  • Membership and Networking
  • Sustainability- Mission & Vision
  • Development of current Goals and Objectives

Curry County

County Administration Office

  • Assist with Blood Drive
  • Access to health care
  • Diabetes /Obesity Education
  • In-service training with Retired Senior Volunteers

De Baca County

Family Practice Clinic

  • Capacity Building. Strategic Planning
  • Diabetes /Obesity Education
  • Physical Activity, Walking Programs
  • Food Access, Community Garden project

Eddy County

Carlsbad Workforce Connection

  • Membership and Networking
  • Sustainability - Health Council Mission & Vision
  • Development of current Goals and Objectives

Lea County

Lea Regional Medical Arts Plaza

  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Suicide
  • Sexual Violence/Assault
  • Mental, Behavioral Health
  • Alcohol abuse/Underage Drinking
  • Substance Abuse, Homelessness
  • Obesity/ Diabetes Education
  • Racial and Social Factors

Lincoln County

United Methodist Church Hall

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Child/ Elder Abuse, Neglect
  • Youth Risk
  • Mental Behavioral Health
  • Sexual Violence/Assault
  • Obesity and Diabetes Education
  • Food Access, Healthy Communities
  • Physical Activity, Trails Program
  • Highway Cleanup Program

Quay County

Quay County Extension Office

  • Capacity Building & Sustainability
  • Membership and Networking
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Youth Risk
  • Food Access, Healthy Communities
  • Physical Activity/ Walking Program

Roosevelt County

La Casa Family Health Center

  • Capacity Building & Sustainability
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse (Underage Drinking)
  • Child Neglect/Abuse
  • Obesity and Diabetes Education
  • Youth Risk
  • Food Access, Healthy Communities
  • Community Garden Project
  • Physical Activity, Walking Program

Team

The success of Health Promotion in the Northeast Region is dependent on a strong NMDOH team, and a network of reliable, knowledgeable partners.

  • Jimmy Masters, Health Promotion Program Manager in the Southeast Region is based at the Southeast Region Administrative Office in Roswell located in Chaves County. Jimmy manages the operational functions of the Health Promotion Program.
  • Francisco MPorras, Regional Epidemiologist in the Southeast Region is based at the Southeast Region Administrative Office in Roswell located in Chaves County. Francisco analyzes the data for the region and the state. Francisco’s role is also beneficial in setting performance measures for PHD Programs and health councils.
  • Anthony Cook, Health Promotion Coordinator in the Southeast Region is based at the Carlsbad Health Office located in Eddy County. Anthony not only assists in technical assistance for health councils, but also covers initiatives in Eddy and Lea counties.
  • Joann Palomino, Health Promotion Educator is based at the Southeast Region Administrative Office in Roswell located in Chaves County. Joann provides support for the health councils, health offices and other initiatives in Chaves and Lincoln counties.
  • Debbie Gentry, Health Promotion Educator is based at the Portales Health Office located in Roosevelt County. Debbie provides support for the health councils, local health offices and other initiatives in Curry, De Baca and Quay counties.
  • Meagan Sanders, TUPAC (Tobacco Prevention and Control) Coordinator for the Southeast Region is based at the Southeast Region Administrative Office in Roswell located in Chaves County. Maegan provides support, policy and initiatives in tobacco-related issues throughout all counties in the region.

Partners

The Southeast Region Health Promotion Team has been very fortunate in partnering with internal and external partners to make effective change.

Tools for Healthier Living

The Paths to Health New Mexico has been a successful program in the Southeast Region to offer community participants a way to better manage their chronic diseases. Partners to make this happen have been the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Offices, local physicians, Children’s Medical Services and La Casa Family Health Center.

Produce to the People in Roosevelt County has been very successful for families to access fresh and affordable produce. The Eastern New Mexico Food Bank in Clovis has helped in providing the produce. Some of the partners include Healthy Kids Health Communities Roosevelt County, Women, Infants and Children and Cooperative Extension.

Healthy Kids Healthy Communities has been implemented in Chaves, Lincoln, Curry and Roosevelt counties to address healthy eating and active living.


Activities

In March of 2018, the Southeast Region Health Promotion Team developed and hosted the Regional Health Council Meeting.

Those in attendance were representatives from each county health council and a representative from the New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils.

During the meeting, topics covered were the identification of roles of the health council. The presentation differentiated between paid health council coordinators and the council chair-person.

Another topic covered were resources that could help in developing a structured health council that included the use of the Community Toolbox. The Community Toolbox had a full number of resources about how to set up a council that included what the roles of the Executive Committee.

One of the activities included identifying gaps in health councils in terms of needing community partners. If councils do not have the adequate community partners to represent, this then shows an obvious gap in partnerships. The egg diagram was used as an example of the types of partners needed to develop a great health council.