The New Mexico Pediatric Society works in collaboration with organizations to advocate for improved children's health and well-being, as well as to support the needs of pediatricians and their patients.
The NMPS is working to ensure that all of New Mexico’s children receive the best evidence-based preventive healthcare. Through a partnership with Envision New Mexico and the Center for Development and Disability, the Developmental Screening Initiative (DSI) recruits physicians interesting in participating in a practice-based quality improvement project to help with early detection and management of developmental health issues.
Center for Development & Disability
The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (previously known as a UAP). These centers are authorized by
the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the
needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Their FIT FOCUS Video Library has information for early intervention practitioners and families on evidence-based and recommended early intervention practices in New Mexico. Access their videos here. Email Nancy Lewis, SLP, at NancyLewis@salud.unm.edu if you are a provider with questions about the initiative or if your practice would like to participate or you would like information about using this activity to earn MOC credit.
Envision New Mexico connects healthcare providers, children, and families in New Mexico with the right resources for healthy living. They train and support professionals dedicated to improving delivery of quality healthcare for all children. Envision provides pediatricians with Quality Improvement initiatives and Telehealth. They provide Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in areas such as Asthma, Obesity, Early Childhood Development, and Developmental Screening. Please go to the AHI program on the Envision website or email Michelle Widener at for more information.
NM Voices For Children
Founded in 1987 by a group of pediatricians, New Mexico Voices for Children (NM Voices) is a nonpartisan, statewide advocacy organization, working to create systems-level sustainable change that will improve the lives of New Mexico’s children. To accomplish that mission, they work with state and national lawmakers and officals to shape and implement public policies that are supportive of children and working families. Because they believe in evidence-based advocacy, they conduct rigorous research and data analysis. NM Voices is the only nonprofit child advocacy organization in the state examining tax and budget policy issues specific to the needs of the poor. Check out their comprehensive policy agenda: NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico.