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Health Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation


As an independent nonprofit organization, CHI is uniquely situated to provide non-biased health policy analysis and engage multiple stakeholders in discussion and action. Examples of our health policy work include:

  • Conducted a Health Impact Assessment of the quality and quantity of food available to low income families in New Mexico. Click here for the findings and recommendations of the full report;
  • Developed new financing and service models to strengthen and expand the roles of Community Health Workers, both in clinical health care and in community health more broadly. CHI, the University of NM Office of Community Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NM, and Molina Health Plan of NM are worked together to develop a care coordination and community health delivery model and a payment system called the Medicaid Community Health Worker program. The new care delivery and payment model piloted in 2015 in Albuquerque, NM and southwestern NM. Our Patient and Community Health Support Systems model provides a foundation for this initiative;
  • Created models for health care workforce development in underserved communities. Research has shown that medical students who are from poor, rural and minority communities, or who receive training in these communities, are more likely stay and practice in those places. Based on this research, CHI developed the FORWARD NM model for communities to “Grow Their Own” health care professionals.