Dona Ana County, NM

For more information and to become involved, please contact:
Team Lead
Kari Bachman
Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

Team Profile Summary

Instead of focusing on treating individuals, Doña Ana takes an upstream approach to advancing health equity. The team builds the capacity of communities to develop and implement policies and community-based solutions that improve social, economic, and environmental conditions that shape health and life opportunities. The goal is to implement Health in All Policies by creating structures that institutionalize informed, ongoing, and respectful community participation in the policy making process. Currently the team is conducting a participatory mapping initiative with community members in which they gather information about their communities and communicate it to policy makers.

Community Partners

Beloved Community
City of Las Cruces
Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
Doña Ana County
Great Conversations
La Semilla Food Center
Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
New Mexico Appleseed
New Mexico Health Equity Partnership
New Mexico State University
New Mexico Department of Health
Ocotillo Institute for Social Justice
Paso del Norte Health Foundation Institute for Healthy Living