NMCC Workgroup

Rural Health Equity Workgroup

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This workgroup aims to identify and address the cancer burden of rural and frontier communities in New Mexico through outreach and partnerships among providers and other healthcare stakeholders.

For more information, contact Maggie Van Heuklon at maggiec.vanheuklon@doh.nm.gov.

Rural Health Equity Data Sheets

The following Rural Health Equity Data Sheets were created as a collaborative effort by the members of the Rural Health Equity workgroup. The Data Sheets serve to provide information about cancer and health disparities in different parts of New Mexico. There are five Data Sheets for the following regions of the state: Metro (including Albuquerque), Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. To view the Data Sheet of your choosing, please click on the tabs below, which also include links to download the Sheets. For references and additional information, please see below the Data Sheets.

2023 Cancer in Metro New Mexico
2023 Cancer in Northwest New Mexico
2023 Cancer in Northeast New Mexico
2023 Cancer in Southwest New Mexico
2023 Cancer in Southeast New Mexico

Publications and Guides

Best Practices Including Rural State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans 2023

This best practices document shares information about how to consider and incorporate rural populations when working in Cancer Control. Special thanks to New Mexico Cancer Council members for making these interviews and reports possible!

Prioritizing rural populations in state comprehensive cancer control plans a qualitative assessment

This journal article is published in part by New Mexico Cancer Council member Dr. Prajakta Adsul. It provides great insight into rural partner engagement.