NMCC Workgroup

Native American Workgroup

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This workgroup will identify the needs of Native American populations to provide guidance to the NM Cancer Council regarding NM Native American cancer issues and how the Cancer Plan’s goal areas may better relate to these issues.  Read about needs unique to Native American communities in Implementing the New Mexico Cancer Plan in Native American Communities. For more information, contact Janet Quintana-Cook at janet@janetcook.com.

2023 Carol Friedman Award

The Native American Workgroup was recently awarded the Carol Friedman Comprehensive Cancer Control Award for Excellence in Cultural Responsiveness, a national award given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This award acnkowledges the group’s hard work towards health equity in Native communities. Read more in the official press release here: https://www.nmhealth.org/news/awareness/2023/11/?view=2048