New Mexico Health Professionals for Climate Action
NMHPCA’s vision is a healthy, equitable, sustainable future for all New Mexicans.
NMHPCA’s mission is to mobilize New Mexico healthcare and public health professionals to advocate for climate solutions that protect health and promote equity.
Stay up to date and engaged on climate change policies in New Mexico, and learn how you can take action!
Apply Now! Program Manager/Communications
Part-Time (16-20 hours/week, remote)
Seeking a passionate candidate to serve as our first Program Manager. Apply by November 30, 2023 or until position is filled.
The Program Manager/Communications Contractor will oversee project management and organizational growth and support passionate clinical and public health volunteers in NM who are working towards climate solutions that protect health and promote equity. Remote position, 16-20 hrs/week. This is a great opportunity to have an impact on climate and health in a growing organization. Seeking expertise and interest in project management, communications, volunteer engagement and advocacy + commitment to equity.
NMHPCA Workshops & Presentations
Please invite NMHPCA to lead a presentation or workshop for your group. Email email@example.com and we will tailor an educational session to meet your organization’s needs.
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:
Dr. Paul Charlton, Nov 13, 2023, Albuquerque Journal
Santa Fe New Mexican, Friday, Nov. 11
Kristin Graziano, Taos News, Nov. 8, 2023
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!