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New Mexico Health Professionals for Climate Action

NMHPCA’s vision is a healthy, equitable, sustainable future for all New Mexicans.

mission is to mobilize New Mexico healthcare and public health professionals to advocate for climate solutions that protect health and promote equity.

Learn more about NMHPCA and our team.

Stay up to date and engaged on climate change policies in New Mexico, and learn how you can take action!

Browse our resources for tools to learn more about climate change issues.


Become a member today to stay in the loop on our efforts!

Watch for our monthly NMHPCA email for
opportunities to support climate action and learn more
about climate and health

Newsletter Archive


March 2024 vol. 2

February 2024 vol. 2

January 2024 vol. 2


November 7, 2023

August 22, 2023

June 26, 2023

NMHPCA’s mission is to mobilize New Mexico healthcare and public health professionals to a

NMHPCA Workshops & Presentations

Please invite NMHPCA to lead a presentation or workshop for your group. Email and we will tailor an educational session to meet your organization’s needs.

Latest News

Clean Cars and Trucks Rules

NMHPCA is strongly supporting NMED and our Governor’s effort to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. These rules will improve health and reduce carbon emissions, ensuring that New Mexicans have access to zero-emission vehicles. Gas-powered cars are a major source of air pollution, which can cause respiratory problems, heart disease and cancer. These rules will protect the health of New Mexicans, especially children and those who live close to major highways and truck routes. We are proud that NMHPCA Chair, Dr. Paul Charlton, submitted written testimony for the EIB hearing highlighting the health benefits of adopting these rules. 


See Op-Eds published by NMHPCA leaders in newspapers around the state:

OPINION: NM needs to rally behind new Clean Car and Clean Truck rules

Dr. Paul Charlton, Nov 13, 2023, Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe New Mexican, Friday, Nov. 11

Cutting car, truck emissions would meaningfully improve the health of all New Mexicans

Kristin Graziano, Taos News, Nov. 8, 2023

New Mexicans Should Support Clean Air, Better Health and a Brighter Future

Paul Charlton, Gallup News, Nov 4, 2023

Climate change is pushing health care systems to their limits (ABQ Journal)
By Paul Charlton, Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg and Shelley Mann-Lev

We are proud of our recent Op Ed, Climate Change is Pushing Health Care Systems to the Limit,  which appeared in the ABQ Journal, August 4th and in other local newspapers: Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun.


Share Your Story

Watch for an email from NMHPCA Policy Consultant, Charles Goodmacher. He is hoping to hear stories about climate-related impacts on the health of New Mexicans which you directly see or hear. Your stories will help our advocacy for climate action!

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