UNM HSC Office for Diversity

MSC08 4680
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-2728
Fax: (505) 272-6857

Reciprocal Information Corridors

Given New Mexico’s serious health disparities, low educational-attainment rates, and strained resources, new synergies must be found. The Office for Diversity has introduced RECIPROCAL INFORMATION CORRIDORS as a model for students to transport health and educational information to their families. The reciprocity lies in the families being involved in providing feedback to the program. Also, community and family involvement is critical to improving the academic achievement of students. This project is partly attitudinal, involving more integrated thinking about the relationship between better educational outcomes, on the one hand, and health care, on the other hand. A holistic and integrated approach can create a consensus about the importance of providing both health and educational information to families and communities.