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4        <HTML_CLASS>Topic Newsroom</HTML_CLASS>
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7                        rel="stylesheet"
8                        type="text/css"/>
9                <link ibis:href="css/_SiteSpecific-Topic.css"
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14        <CONTENT>
15                <header>
16                        <img ibis:src="view/image/resource/bosqueDMS.jpg"
17                                title="bosqueDMS.jpg"/>
18                        <h1>Our Story</h1>
19                </header>
21                <section>
22                        <section>
23                                <h2>New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking- An Outlet for Environmental Public Health</h2>
24                                <p> At New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking, we strive to elevate the important role environmental public health plays in our lives.
25                                        Our program, also called NM EPHT and NM "Tracking," is an outlet for environmental health communication -both epidemiological and educational.  </p>
26                                <p>The primary channel for communicating and educating is our website, which provides the data, information, and tools necessary to help you learn and understand how the environment impacts human health.</p>
27                                <p> Environmental public health tracking is the public health method that investigates possible associations between environmental exposure and resulting health effects.
28                                        This helps us better understand how the environment affects human health. As a foundation for environmental health epidemiology and education in New Mexico, we are a resource for prevention or health protection initiatives, interventions, and response situations. </p>
29                                <p>Due to the variety and wealth of information available from NM EPHT, our program and products often serve as an initial source of data and information for those working on environmental public health related activities or educating themselves about an environmental health topic.
30                                        Our audiences include those from individual, family, community, school, government and scholarly domains. 
31                                </p>
32                        </section>
34                        <section>
35                                <h3>Meet our team</h3>
37                                <h4>Stephanie Moraga-McHaley</h4>
38                                <p> At the center of our operation is Stephanie Moraga-McHaley leading this ever-evolving environmental health program that encompasses epidemiology, health promotion, informatics, and communications.
39                                        As Program, Manager Moraga-McHaley provides epidemiological perspective the vision for developing the NM EPHT system, overseeing our environmental public health communications platform,
40                                        Moraga-McHaley has extensive experience in environmental health, occupational health, clinical services and program management.
41                                        She earned a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and has a background in applied science health information technology.
42                                </p>
44                                <h4>Srikanth Paladugu</h4>
45                                <p> Both our Principal Investigator for NM EPHT and the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau Chief, Srikanth Paladugu has experience in epidemiology, environmental health, health education and clinical management.
46                                        He holds a Master of Public Health Environmental Health Emphasis, Master of Business Administration, and MBBS (MD equivalent).
47                                </p>
49                                <h4>Deyonne Sandoval</h4>
50                                <p> Leading our projects pertaining to the community health disciplines and digital media is Deyonne Sandoval, the Program Coordinator and Evaluator.
51                                        Her areas of specialty include program planning, health education services, evaluation, communications and website content development. Sandoval has extensive experience in community health, environmental health, behavioral health and working in the media.
52                                        Sandoval earned a Master of Science in Community Health (Health Education/Promotion), Bachelor of Science in Communications and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
53                                </p>
55                                <h4>Brian Woods</h4>
56                                <p> Leading our large epidemiological projects, Brian Woods is the program's Advanced Epidemiologist. His areas of specialty include data linkages, developing and maintaining data sets; producing epidemiological analyses data products and programming interactive data query modules on
57                                        His published works include research in the area of evaluation of heat vulnerability index, outcomes associated with smoke exposure, and heat related morbidity in New Mexico.
58                                        Woods has an interdisciplinary degree in Cultural Ecology.
59                                </p>
61                                <h4>Kendall Frimodig</h4>
62                                <p> Operating many of our epidemiological projects is Kendall Frimodig, the Environmental Health Epidemiologist.
63                                        His areas of specialty include geographic information systems; producing epidemiological analyses data products, and programming interactive data query modules on
64                                        Frimodig earned a Master of Public Health Epidemiology Emphasis and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.
65                                </p>
66                        </section>
68                        <section>
69                                <h3>Our Plan: mission, goals and objectives</h3>
70                                <p>The mission of NM EPHT is to improve and expand the environmental public health surveillance capacity for the State of New Mexico and increase access to data and health education.
71                                        We are part of a national network led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our shared national goal and objectives are: 
72                                </p>
74                                <h4>Goal</h4>
75                                <p>Communities improve certain health outcomes by reducing their exposure to environmental hazards.</p>
77                                <section>
78                                        <h4>Objectives:</h4>
79                                        <ul class="Indent">
80                                                <li>Health and environmental data are accessed and used by internal and external audiences. </li>
81                                                <li>Development of state-specific program activities based on generated evidence. </li>
82                                                <li>Efficient, accessible, and higher quality display of data. </li>
83                                                <li>Increased awareness of the Tracking Network and environmental health issues. </li>
84                                                <li>Engaged partners and users. </li>
85                                                <li>Skilled workforce able to collect and interpret data and translate information for action. </li>
86                                        </ul>
87                                </section>
89                                <section>
90                                        <h4>Projects</h4>
91                                        In line with these objectives, during this fiscal year, NM EPHT is focusing on these areas:
92                                        <ul class="Indent">
93                                                <li>Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination  </li>
94                                                <li>Environmental Health Epidemiology and Response </li>
95                                                <li>Data Portal Quality, Tools and User Experience  </li>
96                                                <li> Health Communications, Environmental Health Education and Audience Engagement </li>
97                                                <li>Environmental Health Partnerships, Community Engagement, and Environmental Public Health Workforce Capacity </li>
98                                                <li>Program Operations and Sustainability  </li>
99                                                <li> Program Monitoring and Evaluation</li>
100                                                <li>Climate and Health Adaptation </li>
101                                                <li>COVID-19 Response and Support</li>
102                                        </ul>
103                                </section>
104                        </section>
106                        <section>
107                                <h3>Epidemiology and Response Services</h3>
108                                <p> In addition to our roles with this program, each of our team members support broader Epidemiology and Response Services of the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau and the Epidemiology and Response Division.
109                                </p>
111                                <h4>We contribute to multiple public health responses and epidemiology projects and services such as: </h4>
112                                <ul class="Indent">
113                                        <li>epidemiological investigations </li>
114                                        <li>data acquisition/gathering </li>
115                                        <li>field methods </li>
116                                        <li>delivering health and risk communication </li>
117                                        <li> implementing health promotion methods for on-going topics of concern and urgent matters.</li>
118                                </ul>
119                                <p> Many of these occur through our bureau on-call service; our partnerships with agencies such New Mexico Tumor Registry and the New Mexico Poison Control Center;
120                                        acute environmental exposures scenarios such as mercury spills, mass carbon monoxide poisonings; and, currently the COVID-19 pandemic.</p>
121                        </section>
123                        <section>
124                                <h3>Work Groups and Environmental Health Collaborative Projects</h3>
125                                <p>Our work is collaboraitve and we serve on sevral workgroups, statewide and nationally. </p>
128                                <h4>New Mexico Workgroups</h4>
129                                <ul class="Indent">
130                                        <li>Cancer Concerns Work Group: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Srikanth Paladugu, Deyonne Sandoval </li>
131                                        <li> New Mexico Climate and Health Adaptation Work Group (CHAWG): Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, chair, Srikanth Paladugu, Deyonne Sandoval, Brian Woods, Kendall Frimodig</li>
132                                        <li>New Mexico Govenor's Climate Adaptation Taskforce: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, NMDOH Representative </li>
133                                        <li>New Mexico Interagency Smoke Response: Kendall Frimodig, Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Srikanth Paladugu, Deyonne Sandoval, Brian Woods </li>
134                                        <li>New Mexico Private Wells Collaborative: Deyonne Sandoval, Stephanie Moraga-McHaley </li>
135                                        <li>New Mexico Council on Asthma: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Deyonne Sandoval </li>
136                                </ul>
138                                <h4>National CDC Tracking Work Groups</h4>
139                                <ul class="Indent">
140                                        <li>Program Manager and Principal Investigator: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Srikanth Paladugu  </li>
141                                        <li>Evaluation: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Deyonne Sandoval </li>
142                                        <li>Program Marketing and Outreach: Deyonne Sandoval </li>
143                                        <li>Western States Program Marketing and Outreach: Deyonne Sandoval </li>
144                                        <li>SND: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Deyonne Sandoval </li>
145                                        <li> Water: Brian Woods, Rose Galbraith (partnership representative)</li>
146                                        <li>Content Work Group All-Hands: Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Deyonne Sandoval, Brian Woods </li>
147                                        <li> Data Modernization Work Group: Deyonne Sandoval, Stephanie Moraga-McHaley, Brian Woods  </li>
148                                </ul>
149                                <ToDO> Note: Need the latest CW partcipation listing from Stephanie/Team </ToDO>
150                        </section>
152                        <section>
153                                <h3>How We Operate </h3>
154                                <p>New Mexico has a centralized health department system, operated under the State of New Mexico.
155                                        The New Mexico Department of Health has several divisions inclusive of the Epidemiology and Response Division, under which the NM EPHT program operates within the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau (EHEB).
156                                        Learn more about the New Mexico Department of Health at</p>
157                                <p>Our work is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). New Mexico is among the 26 CDC Grantees in the EPHT Network.</p>
158                        </section>
159                </section>
160        </CONTENT>
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