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Local facilities to foster future healthcare professionals

Friday, January 5, 2024; Silver City, NM: Keep it local, is the motto of Mike McMillan, the operations officer and athletic trainer at Southwest Bone and Joint Institute in Silver City. Every year McMillan and the Institute’s dedicated staff open their doors to the local students in the Dream Makers Health Careers Program and Teen […]

The Details on National Data Disaggregation from NMCDC

Friday, October 24, 2023; Washington D.C.: Members of the Center for Health Innovation’s New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) team attended the 2023 Disaggregation Nation! summit in Washington D.C. on Oct. 24, hosted by the Leadership Conference Education Fund, our funders in the Data Disaggregation work (more information on this to be released in Jan. […]

Health Council’s VIVA Bike Rodeo wrangles kids to get active and stay safe

August 2, 2023; Silver City, NM:  The Grant County Community Health Council (GCCHC) worked in partnership with Silver Consolidated School District, New Mexico Department of Health, and local bike shop “The Bike Works” to put on the Viva Bike Rodeo. The purpose of the event was to provide outreach education to emphasize the importance of […]

2023 Teen Academy of Health Sciences celebrates graduation

Friday, July 21, 2023; Silver City, NM: Last week, students from the Teen Academy for Health Sciences (TAHS) graduated from the program with medical experience, knowledge sharing from Silver City’s healthcare professionals, and wonderful memories of their visit to medical schools in Las Cruces. Silver High School sophomore, Carmen Medina joined the academy for its […]

Health Council’s Unhoused Taskforce “Springs” into Action on Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023; Silver City, NM:  This year Earth Day, The Grant County Community Health Council’s (GCCHC) Unhoused Taskforce did a little spring cleaning and removed over 165 pounds of litter and debris from the Big Ditch with the aid of a group of electric volunteers dedicated to forging a better future for residents. […]

Dream Makers graduates New Mexico’s future health professionals

Friday, March 31, 2023; Silver City, NM: Cobre High School student Bella Norero dreams of a career in the medical field, so she joined the Dream Makers Health Careers Program – an extra-curricular program designed to introduce students to the wide-array of possible careers available to them in healthcare.    Last week, Bella graduated from […]

New director charts future at mapping program

Friday, December 17, 2022; Silver City, NM: A new director, Emily McRae is charting an exciting future for the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) – a program that takes public health data and maps it online to make the complex statistics more accessible and understandable to the public. NMCDC is program of the Center […]

Internships plan to grow behavioral health workforce

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022; Silver City, NM: A new program aims to grow New Mexico’s behavioral health workforce by offering paid internships to serve rural and underserved communities. The paid internship opportunity is offered by Grow our Behavioral Health Workforce (GrowBHW), a program of the Center for Health Innovation (CHI) which is one of New […]

New director is familiar face at CHI

Tuesday, November 1, 2022; Silver City, NM: After conducting a nation-wide search, the Center for Health Innovation (CHI) announced a familiar face would be returning to the nonprofit as the new director of prevention and community collaborations – Joseph Hill. “I am excited to do this work and proud to return to CHI. The staff […]

Health provider training expands to include buprenorphine prescribing

Wednesday, October 26, 2022; Silver City, NM: In New Mexico someone dies every 11 hours from a drug overdose, with most of these deaths attributed to opioids, and health care providers are finding themselves placed at the frontlines of confronting and treating opioid use disorders (OUD) to save their patients’ lives.   One program is […]