Community Engagement Specialist Discusses Health Reform in New Mexico

Maria Perez

DPLA News:

Maria Perez, a community outreach specialist with Health Action NM, will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at UNM-LA Building 02, Lecture Hall 230, to present information on the Affordable Care Act, how education and enrollment efforts are going in New Mexico, and how health reform will benefit our communities.

New Mexico is a large, rural state with a low population. Out of approximately 2 million residents in the state, about 360,000 people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance; this means that one in five individuals are living without health coverage. Community outreach events are a key way to educate all people living in the state of their new health coverage options, as well as increase civic engagement around the issue of health reform.

Perez also will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and give options to get involved with the grassroots effort in our neighborhoods and communities. This meeting is hosted by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County and open to everyone in the community.

Health Action New Mexico (HANM) is a Bernalillo-based non-profit organization. Our mission is to achieve affordable, accessible & accountable health care for all people living in the state of New Mexico. Contact HANM: 505.867.1095, or