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Governor Signs Healthy School Meals for All Bill

Governor

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed Senate Bill 4 into law. This legislation ensures that all New Mexico students will receive free, nutritious school meals, erasing concerns about meal costs and reducing stigma.

Southwest Region Rural Health Summit

Rural Health

The inaugural SouthWest Region Rural Health Summit, hosted by the American Heart Association and supported by Texas Mutual, aimed to address the significant health disparity between rural and urban residents in the SouthWest region of the United States, where an 11-year life expectancy gap exists.

Advocates Attend Day of Action at Capitol

Advocates

Advocates in New Mexico united on February 8 for our 2023 Day of Action at the Capitol. They addressed various issues, including raising the cigarette tax to combat youth smoking and closing a loophole allowing indoor smoking in state-run racinos.

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Catherine Czaja

Advocate Spotlight: Catherine Czaja

Catherine Czaja's unique journey led her from the New York City stage to Albuquerque, driven by love and purpose. Alongside her husband Danny and their furry friends, Catherine champions a healthier lifestyle, especially for her mother's heart health. A cancer survivor and infertility advocate, she now proudly represents the AHA mission and actively promotes heart health through her role as United States of America Mrs. New Mexico 2023.

You're the Cure is working within our community to empower citizens to take informed action on local and state policies, and champion policies and laws that help people avoid unhealthy practices and create safer communities. Our advocates are addressing critical healthcare concerns by advocating for policies that can improve access and boost the quality and value of care.

Medicaid Expansion

Leticia Archuleta
Executive Director / Principal
Health Leadership High School

Martha Carpenter
Director
Sun Vista Enterprises

Nathan Cogburn
Vice President of Network Development
Western Sky Community Care

Andrew Harrell
Assistant Professor & Associate EMS Consortium Director of Emergency Medicine

Shayai Lucero
Owner
Earth & Sky Floral Designs

Jeff Kinney
COO
Lovelace Women’s Hospital

Mike May
Director of Workforce Learning
Future Focused Education

Suzanne Mirabal
Vice President
First National 1870 Bank

Dr. Amanda Ryan
Interventional Cardiologist
Advanced Heart and Vascular Center of New Mexico

Victor Segura
Owner
CPR2U

Dr. Latha Raja Shankar
State Plan Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

Robert Taylor
Clinical Medical Director, Cardiology
Optum Health Care


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