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The groundbreaking 100% San Juan initiative ensures that all families in the county have access to the ten vital services for surviving and thriving.

The truth is simple. The 100% San Juan initiative, a program of NMSU’s Anna, Age Eight Institute, provides San Juan County with a collaborative process for transforming under-resourced communities into fully-resourced environments, creating local access to services described in the book 100% Community: Ensuring ten vital services for surviving and thriving.

We know the challenges and how to fix them. All that’s lacking is the buy-in to make the health, safety, and education of 100% of Socorro’s and all of New Mexico’s children and students the number one priority.


The Road to 100% is our video series highlighting the innovative work of champions working within the 100% New Mexico initiatives across the state. Watch our one-minute introduction to the series.

When you are done watching, take a stroll over to our 100% Videos page to watch the rest of our videos. We hope they inspire you to action.


From the “Road to 100%” Video Series

“The Road to 100%” is our video series highlighting the innovative work of local champions rolling out the 100% New Mexico initiative. In this episode, we share how the San Juan County team is approaching its rollout of the 100% San Juan initiative.

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What determines our health?

The 100% San Juan initiative identifies the adverse social determinants of health in the form of families’ lack of access to vital services. These services, such as medical and behavioral healthcare, determine our quality of life with the capacity to prevent adverse childhood experiences, trauma, substance use disorders, and poor school achievement leading to a lack of job readiness. By guaranteeing services within San Juan County, we go upstream to prevent family involvement with child welfare, law enforcement, the courts, and emergency room care.

We’re ensuring ten vital services.

The goal of the 100% San Juan initiative is to remove the barriers preventing families, students, and children from accessing the ten vital services for surviving and thriving: medical and dental care, behavioral health care, food security programs, housing security programs, transportation to reach services, parents supports, early childhood learning programs, fully-resourced community schools, youth mentor programs, and Job training.

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We’re creating 100% Family Centers.

The 100% San Juan initiative county surveys reveal many barriers family members face when seeking services. The initiative addresses all barriers to ten family services by building the 100% Family Center: One Stop Service Hubs and community schools as 100% Service Hubs to increase access to all ten vital services through onsite, web-based, and navigator-supported linking to service providers. With one-stop-service hubs, we can confidently say, “We’re referring families to services.”

“100% San Juan County goes upstream to solve the issues our families face. It’s a simple, elegant way to build workable collaborations so all our families can thrive.”

Kathy Price, 100% San Juan initiative leader


The 100% San Juan mural in Aztec is our latest 100% Community mural project. Join us to experience the wonderful feeling of a community coming together to make a difference.

The mural is located at 107 NE Aztec Blvd in Aztec, NM (map).


The 100% San Juan mural in Farmington was one of the first 100% Community mural projects. Watch the video to share in the joy of a community coming together to inspire others.

The mural is located at 203 W. Main Street in Farmington (map).


Another important step in guaranteeing that we can be confident when we say “we’re referring families to services” is to not only verify that the services exist, but that they are working effectively. A county may not lack a wealth of printed or web-based directories as schools, child welfare, health councils, and local governments often create them. Still, the vital question is: How up-to-date and accurate is the information about services and is that service meeting the need it is addressing? San Juan County has answered that question with their Family Services Directory. Each resource in the directory to local services is verified, periodically checked, and updated by the 100% San Juan initiative team.


The 100% San Juan initiative team is multidisciplinary, representing ten service sectors. The team identifies gaps in vital service areas then addresses them through a process of assessment, planning, action, and evaluation.

Action Team Leaders are responsible for monitoring the continuous quality improvement process (assessing, planning, action, and evaluation) as it relates to developing and implementing projects shown to remove barriers to vital services. Action Team leaders also take responsibility for convening and facilitating action team meetings focused on developing local projects. The leader also oversees the resource/service directory to ensure accuracy.

Want to join the team in San Juan County?  Contact us.

100% San Juan County Initiative – Home

Our transformational 100% New Mexico initiative is guided by web-based, self-paced courses provided free to all New Mexicans. If you are outside of New Mexico and are interested in learning more about the initiative or taking our courses, please contact us for more information. Whatever your familiarity with the 100% New Mexico initiative or your interest in participating, we have a course that is the perfect fit for you. Explore our courses while connecting to other local champions.


A Child’s Right to Survive & Thrive Course

You can ensure safe childhoods. In this groundbreaking course, initiative co-developers Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello, authors of Anna, Age Eight and 100% Community, introduce you to “Anna’s story” and the strategies to ensure 100% of children, students, and families can thrive.






100% Initiative Leaders & Action Team Courses

Turn caring into action! If you are joining or are already part of a local action team, get an overview of your local initiative and learn how to make measurable and meaningful change by building one-stop service hubs, community schools, and other technology-empowered, innovative strategies.