Health and Human Services Alliance
Health and Human Services Alliance
PURPOSE OF THE ALLIANCE
The Alliance serves as the primary advisory body to the HHS Department to further improve the health status of Doña Ana County residents. The Alliance improves coordination and collaboration, nurtures public understanding, strengthens accountability, promotes informed policy-making, and creates opportunity for effective community input.
FUNCTION OF THE ALLIANCE
The Alliance coordinates the diverse efforts devoted to addressing health and human service needs and blends the work of several advisory bodies. The Alliance creates a common sense of purpose and shared understanding of methods and perspectives, while promoting new channels of communication.
BENEFITS OF THE ALLIANCE
The Alliance provides the HHS Department with a comprehensive profile of the county’s health status, resulting in more informed decision making. With guidance from the Alliance, the HHS Department maintains effective and efficient methods for utilizing county resources to provide services.
The Alliance is a 25-member volunteer board. The membership reflects a cross section of the community that is consistently represented at meetings and actively involved in decision-making. The membership includes individuals with a wide range of strengths, abilities, experiences, and resources found within the county. Diverse membership enhances collaboration and helps the Alliance develop a more comprehensive response to community needs.
Members are required to attend regular meetings. The Alliance meetings are held a minimum of ten times per year, and the committees meet as necessary.
The Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Alliance meetings are open to the public. Dates and location are subject to change. Please call to confirm.
If you would like to learn more about the Alliance or for questions on becoming a member, please contact Jackie Pacheco, Alliance Facilitator, at [email protected] or call the office at (575)525-5869.
Access to Care
The Access to Care committee is responsible in addressing the access to care action items in the Affordable Care Act. Access to Care will work to maximize the number of people with public and private health care, minimize barriers to health access other than coverage, maximize residents’ access to a continuum of care, and help to ensure that residents access health plan benefits in alignment with health access needs.
The Access to Care committee meets every 4th Friday of the month from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Doña Ana County Government Center.
The Comadres/Compadres committee will be responsible to address the access to care action items in the Affordable Care Act. This committee will also work to increase the number of people with public and private health care, minimize barriers to health access other than coverage, and help to ensure that residents are able to access health plan benefit information in alignment with their health access needs. This Comadres/Compadres committee is also focused on the coordination or delivery of health education, and environmental efforts including social, political, policy, economic, and regulatory circumstances bearing on health and safety.
The Comadres/Compadres committee meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 3:00-5:00p.m. at the Doña Ana County Government Center.
The DWI Committee advises the LDWI program by coming up with new ideas and/or strategies in trying to reduce the number of repeat DWI offenders, reduce DWI related crashes, reduce the number of youth that report drinking and driving, reduce fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle related injuries, as well as other gaps and needs that come up throughout the year related to the DWI/alcohol-related issues in our county.
The DWI Committee meets every 1st Tuesday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Conference Room, 2nd floor.