Equity, Evidence & Engagement
We want to congratulate Dr. Cacari Stone- Transdisciplinary Research, Equity, and Engagement Center, Dr. Nina Wallerstein- Center for Participatory Research, and Dr. Tassy Parker- Center for Native American Health for receiving the one-year Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities grant.
Titled: Wide Engagement for Assessing COVID-19 Vaccination Equity (WEAVE NM), this project aims to address two objectives in collaboration with a core Consortium and a larger Communities of Practice Network:

1) to support research on awareness, education, and mistrust around COVID-19 infection and transmission and promote vaccine uptake and research participation; and
2) to promote inclusion of disproportionately affected racial/ethnic minority populations (urban and rural AI/AN and Latinx and other intersectional communities) who are traditionally under-represented in COVID-19 clinical trials (prevention, vaccine, and therapeutic).

Drawing from both place-based and a larger network of community collaborations and partnerships, the WEAVE NM study will employ a comprehensive community engagement approach to assessing the underlying mechanisms and socio-ecology of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and uptake across New Mexican racial/ethnic communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The four major challenges that this 1.4 million dollar grant will address are: Racial and ethnic minority populations are more likely to contract COVID-19, be hospitalized and die, but are less likely to be tested and vaccinated, a legacy of human rights violations and community mistrust of western medicine and research, lack attention of the impact of COVID-19 on rural racial/ethnic populations in the U.S., and need for data transparency, sharing and collection by race, ethnicity, and geographies. WEAVE NM will be part of a larger collaborating national network comprised of other 11 and newly funded NIH CEAL teams.
Written by: Shelley Mann-Lev

The New Mexico Public Health Association is excited to offer our 2021 Annual Conference on May 20-21st virtually. The theme is Public Health Reimagined: Transforming our Landscape in a Post-COVID World. CEUs include CNE, CHES, CHW, CPS, and SW.
We are living through an unprecedented time, filled with the shock of a devastating COVID pandemic, an economic downturn, and conspicuous displays of racism and political turmoil, with subsequent cries for racial justice and equity. These crises provide new windows of opportunity to make the changes we need. We are at a critical juncture where we can transform our public health landscape and our communities, together. 
The conference includes four tracks. The first track looks at COVID-19: Solutions from our Experience. Presenters will share what we have learned from this pandemic to help improve our communities now and in future pandemics.
The second track focuses on Supporting Anti-Racism and Health Equity as our Cornerstones. New Mexico’s unique makeup of Indigenous and Hispanic/Latinx communities and others has generated creative efforts to eradicate racism, led by people who are most impacted by racism. Sessions in this track offer strategies, research, programs, and practices aimed at shifting the dynamics of structural racism and building racial equity. The third track is on Community Development and Collective Impact: What Works. These sessions include a variety of cross-sector partnerships and efforts to transform our public health landscape. The fourth track addresses Accessing Levers of Power: Policy, Finance, Leaders, and Relationships. These sessions address how those most marginalized can have more access to levers of power and how resources can be distributed more equitably. 
The TREE Center would like to congratulate Dr. Werito and Dr. Belone on their latest publication titled "Research from a Diné-centered Perspective and the Development of a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership"
Dr. Werito (left) is an associate professor and TREE Center grantee for his work titled - Exploring Solutions that Address the Mental Health Impact of Fracking in Diné Communities. Dr. Belone (right) is an associate professor and leads the TREE Center’s Community Engagement and Dissemination Core. This core guides the facilitation of collaborative academic and community/tribal partnerships to mutually advance health disparities transdisciplinary intervention research to improve behavioral health disparities with socioeconomically disadvantaged and underserved rural populations.
Asian/Pacific American Community Leadership Panel

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join the community leadership panel for a conversation highlighting Asian/Pacific American leaders in the community. City Councilor Len Sena, Aleli Colon, Kiran Katira will share their stories and discuss the importance of representation.

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Call for Applications

Center for Ethnographic Research
University of California, Berkeley
Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods
Offered remotely this year!
July 6 – August 13, 2021

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. 
The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated
methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods.
Mentorship Opportunity

Do you want to become a better mentor? If so, you can apply for this great mentorship opportunity that can help you advance your career!

Apply here for the Faculty Mentor Development Program and NIH-sponsored study.
Note: All program and study activities are conducted virtually. 

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted through June and August 2021

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member formally or informally mentoring another faculty member. 

For further questions and information, you can contact Ashkay Sood at
asood@salud.unm.edu or click on the link provided below.
NVivo Podcast – Between the Data Episode 23

Title: Innovative Participatory Bilingual Research with Latinx/@ Immigrants

Description: In this podcast episode, we will learn how a participatory bilingual research team developed a six-stage process to collaborate on their research study focused on Latinx/@ Immigrant mental health outcomes with three of the team’s members, Julia Meredith Hess, Co-Investigator - Immigrant Well-being Project at the University of New Mexico, Department of Pediatrics, Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman University of New Mexico, Department of Sociology New Mexico Voices for Children and Dulce Medina, Social Worker, Centro Savila.
NMDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
For more information and to register for your initial COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster, click here.