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New Mexico Social Justice & Equity Institute (NMSJEI) advocates to transforming systems that sustain health disparities resulting from centuries of environmental deterioration by the uranium mining industry, institutional racism directed towards Indigenous communities, and multi-generational trauma.
NMSJEI works to:

  • Engage our community to execute collective action through education and institutional knowledge for working with various public and policy change arenas.
  • Organize and mobilize our cohort of informed and equipped community members to take action and address the issues that will improve their lives.
  • Sponsor training and provide technical assistance on conducting health impact assessments, an assessment tool that provides a set of evidence-based recommendations to inform decision-making.
  • Develop expertise in conducting health impact assessments that seek to maximize the positive health impacts and minimize the negative health impacts of proposed policies, programs, and projects.