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Wednesday, July 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Single Session #SP702, AHEC and HERO Programs: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Health Disparities in New Mexico LIMITED

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We continue to create innovative partnerships between the AHECs in New Mexico, University of New Mexico’s Health Extension Rural Office (HERO), and New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Program to address health needs in New Mexican rural communities. With similar goals, yet different strategies, a unique approach to workforce development and meeting the needs of underserved populations is being developed.


Lead Presenter
avatar for Helene Silverblatt, MD

Helene Silverblatt, MD

Program Director, New Mexico AHEC, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Helene Silverblatt, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine at the | University of New Mexico Health Science Center where she is also Executive Director for | Behavioral health for the Office of Community Health. For many years she has been the director of the nationally award winning Rural Psychiatry Residency Program which she created and developed. This program provides training for psychiatry residents in rural and... Read More →

avatar for Beatriz Favela, LMSW

Beatriz Favela, LMSW

Program Operations Director, New Mexico State University/Southern AHEC
    Beatriz Favela, LMSW, is the Program Operations Director at Southern Area Health Education Center housed at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Beatriz obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from New Mexico State University. Beatriz has extensive experience in community work, and worked as a Promotora/Community Health Worker before obtaining her degree in Social Work. Beatriz is now a... Read More →
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Elaine Luna, LISW

Director, Luna Community College/Montañas del Norte AHEC
Elaine Luna, LISW, is currently the Director of the Montañas del Norte Area Health Education Center (MdN AHEC) at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In partnership with the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, she directs the overall operations of the MdN AHEC. She utilizes her leadership skills to enhance and expand education and training opportunities in the areas of health, mental health and community wellness... Read More →
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Danielle Moffett, MA

Director, Hidalgo Medical Services/FORWARD NM AHEC
Director for the FORWARD NM Area Health Education Center of Hidalgo Medical Services – Center for Health Innovation in Silver City, New Mexico.  For the past 20 years Danielle has worked in health care, social service, and higher education with a focus on reaching at-risk populations. Mrs. Moffett is faculty in the Southwest New Mexico Leadership (SWNML) program and has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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