Health Matters New Mexico (HMNM) was established in June of 2006 as Bernalillo County PLACE MATTERS–one of 19 teams located throughout the United States that works in partnership with Collaboratives for Health Equity (CHE). Our team is committed to improving the health of our communities by addressing the root causes that lead to poor health.
All families in New Mexico—especially in communities of color—will have equitable access to what they need to be healthy.
Health Matters New Mexico advocates for land use, social, and economic policies that will create healthy neighborhoods and resolve the disproportionate environmental burdens on communities of color and other economically vulnerable communities of New Mexico.
Health Matters NM educates citizens and decision-makers about the impacts that neighborhood conditions have on health. HMNM also builds the capacity of community members to address the social, economic, and environmental conditions that shape the health of their communities. HMNM advocates for a health and racial equity approach to create healthier neighborhoods by providing analysis, data, and other information for policymakers to make informed decisions on behalf of the communities they serve.