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Barriers & Solutions

Why are services out of reach?

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This page provides residents with an overview of the barriers to ten vital local services that families endure, as well as a process for ending barriers through collaboration and partnerships.

BARRIERS

WHY SERVICES ARE OUT OF REACH

When people say, “We refer families to services,” how do they know the services actually exist?

County stakeholders, including all local elected officials, can learn which services are easily available by surveying residents. Our 100% New Mexico survey asks parents, students and elders to what degree they can access support services and what the barriers to services might be.

Our goal is to ensure that all our families and community members have access to ten vital services, promoting the health, safety and resilience of all county residents. The five “surviving” services are medical care, housing security programs, food security programs, behavioral health care and transportation to services. Five services for “thriving” include: parent supports, early childhood learning/child care, fully-resourced community-focused schools, youth mentors and job training.

HOW SURVEY RESULTS GUIDE SOLUTIONS

Explore our 100% New Mexico surveys to learn what’s easily available in all the communities within a county’s borders. This information is what guides the initiative’s ten action teams, each one focused on replacing service barriers with easy access.

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SOLUTIONS

7 STEPS TO 100%

The 100% New Mexico initiative is a seven-step process starting with a survey of community members, assessing what percentage of those who needed each service had difficulty accessing them, and why. Barriers identified can range from the service not being available in the community to inability to access transportation to the service. Each county has ten action teams, one representing each of the ten sectors who then take that data, analyze it, identify solutions to the barriers, implement those solutions, and evaluate progress. And then that process is repeated until the barriers are removed and 100% of residents have access to the services. It’s a radically simple framework with an ambitious, audacious goal: preventing childhood trauma, adverse community experiences, and social adversity.

Our survey asked parents and guardians to what degree they had access to medical care and other vital services.

7 Steps

Image 2. Initiative Steps: This graphic outlines the seven data-driven and collaborative steps to ensure that 100% of county residents have access to ten vital services.

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