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2018 National Public Health Week Celebration!

A department celebration was held Wednesday, May 09, to recognize the selected regional unsung public health heroes. Elmer Gonzalez, director of the Dental Hygiene program at Doña Ana Community College, received the Community Organization/Program Public Health Hero Award, and Yolanda Diaz, president and founder of Cancer Aid Resource & Education received the Community Leader Public Health Hero Award.  The…
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Health advocacy among high school students

An article examining public health advocacy among high school students as youth change agents by Dr. Cindy Kratzke, Dr. Satya Rao, and Ruben Marquez, BPH graduate, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Community Health. This study is very timely since Las Cruces High School students learned how to advocate for improving individual, school, and community health including safety. Their research was funded by…
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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Initiative

President Garrey Carruthers kicks off the 2nd Annual Oct. Exercise is Medicine on Campus Initiative with our department. Over 100 universities across the nation participate promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity. Our department collaborated with the Campus Health and Wellness Center for a successful event.

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2017 National Public Health Week Celebration! 

A department celebration was held Tuesday, April 11, to recognize the selected regional unsung public health heroes. NMSU students in PHLS 375 Foundations of Health Education class coordinated the event. Mesilla Valley Community of Hope received the Community Organization Public Health Hero Award. Jamie Michael, director of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department, received the Community Leader Public…
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2017 New Mexico Public Health Association (NMPHA) Conference News!

Thursday, April 6, the plenary session included a dynamic presentation of Advocacy at Work project with NMSU undergraduate peer educators teaching in Las Cruces High School. The work was funded by a Con Alma Foundation grant. Left to right in picture – Dr. Rao, Brianna Rodriquez, Ruben Marquez (project coordinator), Dr. Cindy Kratzke. Congrats to our new leadership on NMPHA Board…
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