Office for Community Health

MSC 09 5065
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-5377

Vision 2020 Logo

Vision 2020 creates the first academic health center strategic plan that focuses on improving a state’s population’s health and health equity as a measure of the institution’s success. To fulfill this Vision, all colleges, schools, departments and programs at UNM HSC have incorporated into their annual performance plans how their education, service and research enterprises will measurably improve the health of New Mexico.

NM Cares Health Disparities Center and Vision 2020 Release 2013 Mini-Grant Request for Proposals

The Office for Community Health (OCH), in support of NIH-funded NM Center for Advancement of Research, Engagement, and Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES HD) is soliciting applications from all UNM faculty members for small pilot projects that will exemplify one of the aims of Vision 2020 and NM CARES HD. Broadly phrased, those aims include UNM HSC working with communitypartners to help NM make more progress in health and health equity than any other state by theyear 2020, and interventions to reduce health disparities experienced by NM residents. The purpose of this mini-grant RFA is to support small pilot projects related to Vision 2020 and NMCARES HD aims. The due date for the proposals was January 15th, 2013.  Funding announcements will be made the week of January 21st, 2013.  

Thank you for making the 3rd Vision 2020 Symposium a great success!

The Goals of this symposium were -

Goal 1 - Align Vision 2020 with the HSC Strategic Plan and the new UNM Health System
Goal 2 – Determine strategies that align existing HSC resources to measureable health outcomes
Goal 3 - Address institutional challenges to reaching Vision 2020

For the pre-reading and more information on the event as well as follow-up documents, visit the symposia page.  

Additional Vision 2020 Documents

The Vision 2020 Symposium #2 was a great success!

There were about 200 people in and out throughout the day with some fantastic discussion in the breakouts and in the hallways... We are excited to move forward with the recommendations and visit communities throughout the state. See photos.

HERO Hubs in New Mexico

At this symposium there was:

  • Follow-up on recommendations from Symposium #1
  • Strategic planning to build existing partnerships into more robust health extension hubs across the state
  • Learning from innovative community-based models
  • Learning how to be a better partner in all mission areas – education, research, and service
  • Learning from existing partnerships with the HSC; what is working and what needs to be improved
  • Providing opportunities for networking across the state
  • Learning how the UNM HSC can better support New Mexico communities in achieving Vision 2020
  • Planning for follow-up visits from HSC leadership to communities

Please contact Karen Armitage at with any questions about the follow-up from this event.  


Postcards from NM
On the Road Again 

Read about HSC leadership's recent visits to Taos, Farmington, Silver City and Las Cruces!

CoN Receives “Excellence in Vision 2020” Award

The UNM College of Nursing (CoN) was recently recognized by the Vision 2020 Program for the collaborative clinical programs it has developed across the state.

2020 Report, April 2012 (Including Full Notes from Vision 2020 Symposium #2, May 2011(NEW!)

Recommendations from the 1st Vision 2020 Symposium, Sept. 15, 2010

Click here to view posters presented at the 1st Vision 2020 Symposium

Are you trying to find health and social service resources in New Mexico? For a bilingual resource directory click here -