Town Hall: Health, Body, Mind, and Spirit Town Hall & Community Conversations

Town Hall: Health, Body, Mind, and Spirit Town Hall & Community Conversations

Town Hall Details

What: Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit Town Hall

When: Fall 2020 Series, August 5-September 2

Overview

The New Mexico First, Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit Town Hall was a series of remote seminars hosted throughout August and was dedicated to cross partisan discussion, consensus, and action to initiate positive policy change at the state level. The Town Hall consisted of four discussion tracks. Per the guidnace of the researtch committee and planning committee, New Mexico First wrote a series of background beifs rather than an elaborate background report for the town hall to orient particpants to the health topics.

  • Growing, Attracting, and Retaining a Health Workforce that is Culturally and Linguistically Competent
  • Building Resilience, Addressing Trauma, and Identifying and Responding to Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences
  • Fostering a Robust and Responsive Continuum of Care that Delivers Access and Quality from Health Promotion and Prevention to Intervention and Treatment
  • Strengthening Policies and Systems to Increase Food Security and Reduce Hunger

Each track was presented as a 17-hour commitment throughout August and consisted of an opening session, four topic-focused sessions, and a closing session. Each session built on the conversations held in the previous session.

Before the town hall, New Mexico First hosted healthcare community conversation meetings in many counties statewide. The community conversations consisted of a handful of residents who addressed healthcare issues in their community. Health Town Hall: Community Conversation Summary and Highlights 2020

Community Conversation Locations

  • Valencia County, January 30
  • Las Cruces, NM (Amador Health Center/Mesilla Valley Community of Hope), February 26
  • Santa Fe Community, February 19
  • Taos County, February 20
  • Sierra County #2, March 7
  • Socorro County #1, March 7
  • Santa Fe County Connect Navigators, March 10
  • Hidalgo County, June 2
  • Catron County, June 15
  • Statewide- Elevate the Spectrum and Disability Rights, June 17
  • Socorro County #2, June 22
  • Curry County/Clovis, June 24
  • Sierra County #2, June 29
  • Health Leaders- statewide participants, June 30
  • San Miguel County, July 11
  • Upward Bound #1, July 13
  • Upward Bound #2, August 3

Timeline

  • January-July 2020: Community Conversations- Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • August 5, 2020: Town Hall Launch
  • August 6, 2020: September 1, 2020, Weekly Break Out Sessions
  • September 2, 2020: Plenary/Town Hall Recommendations and Consensus Decision-Making
  • September-December 2020: Share Recommendations and Report with Communities Who Hosted Conversations and Action Teams Prepare for the Legislative Session
  • September 2020-January 2021: Provide Extended Consensus Building Opportunity to Address Health Finance and Integrated Care Recommendations
  • January-March 2021: Action Teams Advance Town Hall Recommendations During the Legislative Session
  • April 2021: Review Progress and Strategize about Action Team Next Steps
  • May-December 2021: Action Teams Advance Town Hall Recommendations
  • January-February 2022: Action Teams Advance Town Hall Recommendations During the Legislative Session

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Advocacy

The town hall recommendations will be advocated to policymakers and private-sector leaders by four action teams comprised of volunteers from communication conversations, the town hall series, and other stakeholders who have missions that are aligned with the consensus-backed recommendations and strategies. Each action team will meet monthly to strengthen collaboration to advance recommendations and strategies. If you would like to help with our health advocacy efforts by joining any action team please email Melanie Eastwood at melanie@nmfirst.org.

Teams

Get involved! If you would like to help with our health advocacy efforts by joining any action team please email Melanie Eastwood at melanie@nmfirst.org.


Growing, Attracting, and Retaining a Health Workforce that is Culturally and Linguistically Competent

3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88478830072

  • Health: Health Workforce Team Notes, October 21, 2020 Health: Health Workforce Team Notes, October 21, 2020
      12-Nov-2020

  • Strengthening Policies and Systems to Increase Food Security and Reduce Hunger

    3rd Thursday Each Month, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027981264

  • Health: Food Security Team Notes, October 22, 2020 Health: Food Security Team Notes, October 22, 2020
      12-Nov-2020

  • Building Resilience, Addressing Trauma, and Identifying and Responding to Adverse Childhood and Community Experiences

    4th Tuesday of Each Month, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83566337653

  • Health: Building Resilience Team Notes, October 27, 2020 Health: Building Resilience Team Notes, October 27, 2020
      12-Nov-2020

  • Fostering a Robust and Responsive Continuum of Care that Delivers Access and Quality from Health Promotion and Prevention to Intervention and Treatment

    4th Wednesday of Each Month, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81825953757

  • Health: Continuum of Care Team Notes, October 28, 2020 Health: Continuum of Care Team Notes, October 28, 2020
      12-Nov-2020

  • Contact melanie@nmfirst.org to be added to the meeting reminders list for any of the action teams.

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