OCH in the News

The Office for Community Health is involved in many unique and innovative activities.  Read about some of our signature programs as highlighted by the UNM HSC Newsroom.

  • Medical Assistant Academy: For the past two years, OCH has partnered with Central New Mexico Community College in a unique and highly affordable program to train and certify medical assistants. August 2020.  Read about it here.
  • Shiprock Food Access: HERO Helen Tso Helps Shiprock Area Food Access Coalition Partner With Donor to Promote Healthy Diets.  August 2020. Read about it here.
  • Care Calls: During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, OCH staff organized and trained a huge number of volunteers to reach out to older adults who are needing services from Aging and Long Term Services Division.  OCH calls it "Care Calls." July 2020  Read about this initiative here.
  • Face Masks: HERO Chantal Lovato led the charge to manufacture face masks for Santa Rosa businesses to reopen. June 2020  Read about this initiative here.