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Year-end update
Published on December 21, 2022 by Alexandra Goldman

     1. What did you accomplish during 2022? How did you use money? 
2022 was a big year of change for the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership! In 2022, we moved to a new staffing model, changed fiscal sponsors, and created a new and evolving business plan for the organization.  2022 also saw changes to our funding model. We spent much of 2022 working internally: researching, preparing for, implementing, and adjusting to these shifts. We're looking forward to engaging in a more external-facing way in 2023! 

In 2022 we:  
  • Created a new business model. 
  • Created a new staffing model.
  • Hired a new Co-Director, Alexandra Goldman.
  • Transitioned long-time NMHEP staff David Gaussoin to new role as Co-Director.
  • Bid farewell to Jessi Jensen, former HEP Director.
  • Onboarded staff to new roles.
  • Researched new Fiscal Sponsor and moved to the Open Collective Foundation from the Santa Fe Community Foundation.   
  • Supported anti-racism work though three Health Impact Assessment Technical Assistance trainings with Deconstructing Racism NM.
  • Supported vaccine equity across the state through serving as co-project director for the State Health Equity Committee. 
  • Collaborated with Con Alma Health Foundation on a Vaccine Rollout & Community Rebuild grant program. 
  • Wrapped up reporting for a large, 10-year grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation 
  • Celebrated our 10th Birthday!  
  • Raised over $1,500 through individual donors for our 10th Birthday campaign. 
  • Added three new community partners to our Steering Committee.  
  • Released the Healthy Masculinities Toolkit, alongside our partners in the NM Healthy Masculinities Collaborative.
  • Help organize a retreat for the Healthy Masculinities Collaborative.  
  • Gave a photovoice workshop in San Miguel County.  
  • Lifted Community voice through Newsletter and social media. 
  • Wrapped up McKinley County Health Impact Assessment project. 
  • Released an RFP for two Community Driven Research Projects to Advance Health Equity, focused on Racial Equity. 
Funds were spent on staff salaries, supporting our organizational, internal work.  Funds were also spent to compensate contract trainers, interpreters, and graphic recorders for the Deconstructing Racism NM project, funding small research projects across the state, holding a gathering for the Healthy Masculinities Collaborative, and compensating community members for involvement in statewide meetings.
 
     2. What challenges did you face during 2022? What did your Collective learn? How did you change or grow?  

Change was a challenge and a tremendous learning opportunity for NMHEP in 2022.  We grew into our new positions, learning along the way. We enjoyed the opportunity to explore a Co-Directorship model, and continue to learn about how to share responsibility and collaborate horizontally.

One of our largest challenges of the year was the conclusion of our 10-year grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation.  This grant comprised most of our funding during our 10-year history.  We have been working this year to create a sustainable and diversified funding model for the future which includes grants and a fee-for-service model.  

     3. What are your plans for 2023? Anything exciting coming up? 

In 2023, we plan to expand our fee-for-service workshop offerings.  We plan to offer workshops centered around community-based research and storytelling, including graphic recording, photovoice, and data literacy.  

We also plan to re-energize and expand our membership base and use this momentum to seek new opportunities for research collaboration.  

We will also continue the internal work of creating our business model and securing new funding sources.  

Dolores E. Roybal

Posted on December 21, 2022

Indeed, 2022 was a big year! Congratulations on your many accomplishments and best wishes on your continued success. Mil gracias -Dolores E. Roybal
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