A New Course Takes 100%ers on the Road to Solutions
Don't miss the new on-location “Road to the 100% New Mexico Initiative” training! It's guaranteed to provide new insights, resources, and strategies for our local leaders.
Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello
Our new “Road to the 100% New Mexico Initiative” training can be reduced to three words: 100% can thrive. Theses words serve as a vision, mission, and goal to a society in crisis. The training in Santa Fe, facilitated by the initiative’s co-developers Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello, will bring together initiative leaders from across the state to address two interrelated challenges, adverse social determinants of health (SDOH) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Adverse SDOH are barriers to services that we have identified in our 100% New Mexico county surveys and ACEs-related trauma, leading to substance use disorders and low school achievement, are at epidemic levels.
The 100% New Mexico initiative is the nation’s first statewide collective impact strategy to support each county in mobilizing around ensuring vital services described in the book 100% Community: Ensuring 10 vital services for surviving and thriving. New Mexico’s groundbreaking work can be explored in our research briefs and a peer-reviewed article published in “Archives of Public Health.”
We’re near a tipping point
As more and more stakeholders join the 100% New Mexico county-based initiative to identify service barriers and work in alignment with state and local organizations to fix them, New Mexico as a whole is approaching a tipping point. Our work is crucial for gaining a more comprehensive perspective on public health challenges, making informed judgments, and acquiring buy-in for transforming the adverse social determinants of health into positive ones. The result in each county is a seamless system of care, education, and empowerment for 100% of children, students, and families.
A Gathering of Champions in the State Capital
The “Road to the 100% New Mexico Initiative” training event is an opportunity for initiative leaders from the 18 participating counties to join together for a shared learning experience. Community leaders will come together to network, brainstorm, and strategize solutions like the 100% Family Center: One-Stop Service Hub. Training participants will explore the following four areas:
- Why and how the 100% Community model is preventing adversity inside and outside the home.
- How the 100% Community initiative’s seven steps change the trajectory of a county, starting a process of profound transformation focused on family health.
- How creating the 100% Family Center: One-stop Service Hubs meets the urgent need of families, ensuring ten vital services for surviving and thriving.
- How the 100% New Mexico initiative can identify and access diverse funding from state and local government to launch projects shown to increase service access, such as community and school-based service hubs.
The training offers the initiative leaders a chance to develop the skills, resources, and insights to do transformative work in local problem-solving, capacity-building, and community engagement. Training participants will also receive the new book, Road to the 100% New Mexico Initiative.
Join the 100% Network of Change Agents and Champions
The co-developers of the 100% Community model, Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello, will facilitate the training in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 20th and December 8, 2023. They are the co-authors of 100% Community, Anna, Age Eight, and David, Age 14. Please mark the dates on your calendar. Registration will begin soon.
Please contact the Anna, Age Eight Institute team for more information on the training and registration.
For those seeking to join our bold transformation, you can find your county’s 100% New Mexico initiative on our map. Join an existing county initiative or start one. You may also review our latest research brief, evaluating our work. For those wanting a more in-depth look into the initiative, you are welcome to enroll in our free self-guided course A Child’s Right to Survive and Thrive. We welcome those courageous New Mexicans who believe that every child should have access to the services for surviving and thriving.