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Leadership Sets 2020 Legislative Priorities

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences encompasses education, research and clinical work across New Mexico. While every area of our work is important, leadership sets priorities every year for the legislative session. For the 2020 Legislature, these priorities include:

  • Funding new projects or expanding existing projects
  • Creating new programs to care for New Mexico's children
  • Providing more resources and tools for advancements in aging and technology

This year, we're asking lawmakers to consider and approve the following:

  • Compensation Increases -- 5%
  • School of Medicine (I&G parity with higher education) -- 8%
  • I&G for College of Population Health -- $470,000
  • New Mexico Health Equity Scholarship (free medical school tuition with a service requirement) -- $6 million
  • Child Well-Being (ADOBE Program) -- $1 million
  • Healthy Aging (funding for expanding programs for clinical geriatrics and for the Nene and Jamie Koch Comprehensive Center for Movement Disorders) -- $2.3 million
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder (intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization for adolescents) -- $1.7 million
  • Health Care Workforce Development -- $1.1 million
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Sustainability -- $4.2 million
  • Project ECHO -- $3 million



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