Healthy
Communities

Healthy
Communities

Healthy
Communities

Healthy
Communities

Healthy
Communities



Focus Areas:

Focus Areas:


Access to quality healthcare for all
Access to quality healthcare for all
Access to quality healthcare for all

PCA works to ensure access to healthcare for all families, regardless of immigration status, including primary care, mental/behavioral health, and oral health. PCA believes that health is a shared responsibility. We help facilitate community driven solutions around health equity by bringing communities together and raising awareness about preventative health strategies. PCA’s focus around community wellness drives our efforts to create healthier communities.
PCA works to ensure access to healthcare for all families, regardless of immigration status, including primary care, mental/behavioral health, and oral health. PCA believes that health is a shared responsibility. We help facilitate community driven solutions around health equity by bringing communities together and raising awareness about preventative health strategies. PCA’s focus around community wellness drives our efforts to create healthier communities.

Quality Healthcare For All

Quality Healthcare For All

We believe that every resident of Bernalillo county who is income qualified should have access to health care. In 2014, community leaders and the Partnership successfully got Bernalillo County on board with the initiative for Quality Healthcare for All. In 2016 PCA and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty successfully negotiated with Bernalillo County and the UNM Hospital to create a healthcare financial assistance policy that provides undocumented residents of Bernalillo County with low-cost healthcare services.
We believe that every resident of Bernalillo county who is income qualified should have access to health care. In 2014, community leaders and the Partnership successfully got Bernalillo County on board with the initiative for Quality Healthcare for All. In 2016 PCA and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty successfully negotiated with Bernalillo County and the UNM Hospital to create a healthcare financial assistance policy that provides undocumented residents of Bernalillo County with low-cost healthcare services.
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Underage Drinking And Prescription Drug Prevention Program

Underage Drinking And Prescription Drug Prevention Program

The Partnership for Community Action historically coordinated the Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program promoting positive development of children, youth and families. PCA worked collaboratively with communities in New Mexico, parents and local decision makers to ensure our families were safe and informed. The goals of the Program were to prevent and delay the use of alcohol and prescription drugs, as well as to minimize the potential future harm from use. PCA’s Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program was made possible by grant funds from the New Mexico Department of Health Behavioral Health/Office of Substance Abuse Prevention.
The Partnership for Community Action historically coordinated the Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program promoting positive development of children, youth and families. PCA worked collaboratively with communities in New Mexico, parents and local decision makers to ensure our families were safe and informed. The goals of the Program were to prevent and delay the use of alcohol and prescription drugs, as well as to minimize the potential future harm from use. PCA’s Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program was made possible by grant funds from the New Mexico Department of Health Behavioral Health/Office of Substance Abuse Prevention.
The Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program Services Included:
The Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Prevention Program Services Included:
  • Prevention sessions for students designed to help students graduate and be substance free
  • Prevention classes for schools on raising alcohol literacy in elementary and middle school students.
  • Prevention strategies to reduce tobacco sales to youth under the age of 18
  • Prescription Drug Campaign targeted at pharmacies, medical providers, parents, youth and elders. 
  • Monitoring of alcohol advertisements and new liquor outlets. Read our Case Study 2014
  • Coordination of coalitions and SouthWest Community Schools Collaborative created to provide students and families with the necessary resources to keep students in school, out of the juvenile justice system, and substance-use free. Learn more about SWCSC
  • Community Surveys which collects information about drinking and driving, binge drinking, prescription drug abuse and mental health
  • Public awareness activities, such as UAD Townhall, public service announcements, SouthWest Community Schools Collaborative Day at the State Legislature to recognize outstanding students enrolled in the program. Listen to our Public Service Announcements!
  • Prevention sessions for students designed to help students graduate and be substance free
  • Prevention classes for schools on raising alcohol literacy in elementary and middle school students.
  • Prevention strategies to reduce tobacco sales to youth under the age of 18
  • Prescription Drug Campaign targeted at pharmacies, medical providers, parents, youth and elders. 
  • Monitoring of alcohol advertisements and new liquor outlets. Read our Case Study 2014
  • Coordination of coalitions and SouthWest Community Schools Collaborative created to provide students and families with the necessary resources to keep students in school, out of the juvenile justice system, and substance-use free. Learn more about SWCSC
  • Community Surveys which collects information about drinking and driving, binge drinking, prescription drug abuse and mental health
  • Public awareness activities, such as UAD Townhall, public service announcements, SouthWest Community Schools Collaborative Day at the State Legislature to recognize outstanding students enrolled in the program. Listen to our Public Service Announcements!