New Mexico Cares
Health Disparities Center

MSC09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

FAX: (505) 272-8045

Director's Message

We are excited to announce the establishment of NM CARES HD with the support of the National Institute of Health and its National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Health disparities and their effects on the health and well-being of New Mexicans are intolerable yet widespread, affecting many of the people and communities throughout the state. While research over the last 15 years indicates that disparities associated with ethnicity, race and gender tremendously affect New Mexicans, we also know that traumatic life conditions resulting from the chronic strains of poverty and marginalization contribute to cumulative health concerns as well.

It is our hope that the resources provided by the Center will inspire new solutions to the complex problems that contribute to these and other health disparities that affect New Mexicans. By forming lasting collaborations with interested persons throughout the University of New Mexico and across the state's diverse communities, we will work to find health interventions that are community-driven, culturally relevant, and sustainable for diverse peoples who live in this beautiful state.

Thank you for your interest in NM CARES. We invite you to explore our core areas: community engagement, research education and training, and leadership evaluation and research. We welcome your involvement in our center, and look forward to your ideas and feedback.

Robert L. Williams