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The groundbreaking 100% Valencia 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% Valencia initiative, a program of NMSU’s Anna, Age Eight Institute, provides Valencia 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 Valencia’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.

In this episode, we take a trip to Valencia County to learn how the 100% Valencia initiative is overcoming that county’s unique hurdles.

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What determines our health?

The 100% Valencia 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 Valencia 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% Valencia 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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When people in Valencia County 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% Valencia 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 100% of families and community members in Valencia County have access to ten vital services, promoting the health, safety, and resilience of all county residents.

How Survey Results Guide Solutions

Explore the latest 100% Valencia County Survey 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.

At-a-glance summary of the latest report. Download the full report to better understand these results.

We’re creating 100% Family Centers.

The 100% Valencia 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.”

The Community Wellness Council is committed to the well-being of all residents, which means ensuring equitable access to the ten vital services for surviving and thriving. Access to the ten essential services is fundamental to addressing the root causes of health disparities and promoting holistic well-being. One stop service hubs, Family Centers, with satellite outreach sites can streamline access to these vital services for family members by offering onsite support, online resources, and staff navigators who guide individuals through available services.

Ginny Adame, 100% Valencia initiative leader


The 100% Valencia Summit on March 20th was a huge success. Enjoy these moments from the incredible event that sent attendees home charged up and excited to make change happen.


The 100% Valencia 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 Valencia County?  Contact us.

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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.