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Championing Health Equity: Experiences from State COVID-19 Health Equity Task Forces: Lessons from New Mexico

The National Governors Association, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the National Academy for State Health Policy

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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This article describes how New Mexico partnered with local organizations to address structural and institutional barriers between communities and the health system, such as lack of insurance or immigration status. The state Department of Health worked closely with the National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency to build a mobile vaccine clinic infrastructure and mobilized community health workers to reach communities routinely left out of the health care system. Additionally, the Department of Health has worked closely with community health workers and community organizations to co-develop training and messaging for priority populations, including a community resource center to improve access to resources and a vaccine equity flipchart in English and Spanish to address misinformation.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

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