The Office for Community Health (OCH) was established in 2007 as an overarching unit at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center to bring together multiple community-engaged initiatives as well as to strengthen community partnerships around the state to improve the health of New Mexicans. OCH oversees several innovative programs, as well as being charged with addressing minority health issues across the state.
You can learn more about the various initiatives and programs within OCH by exploring our Initiatives, as well as learn more about how UNM HSC partners with communities through our annual county health report cards.
OCH Statement on DACA
The UNM HSC Office for Community Health stands in support and solidarity with our DACA and immigrant communities in this time of insecurity and fear regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections policy. OCH acknowledges and values each member of the human race, regardless of immigration status or country of origin and will continue to support all who may be affected by the DACA decision. We will work to ensure that higher education is accessible and inclusive and undocumented patients continue to receive high quality health care. We are truly grateful for the diversity that makes our communities and our state great and we look forward to continuing to work together towards a future where all can realize their hopes and dreams.