Resources are sought to address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equality through conducting Community Based Holistic/Self-Care Health

The health fair creates a space for our citizens to journey within and uncover their natural ability to be healthy.

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  • I am not an employee of BNY Mellon, or an immediate family member of a BNY Mellon employee
  • I am over 18 years of age
  • My organization is incorporated as a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid organization, or I have a partner that is incorporated and could accept funds on my behalf
  • I have already piloted my initiative and have some initial evidence of impact
  • My organization is headquartered and creating impact in the United States


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Where are you making a difference?

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Focus Areas (required)

  • Business & Social Enterprise
  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Development & Prosperity
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Health & Fitness
  • Human Rights & Equality
  • Peace & Harmonious Relations

Date Started

We are a Non-profit Nursing Organization , incorporated in April,16th, 2014

Organization Type

  • nonprofit/NGO/citizen sector

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Scaling (expanding impact to many new places or in many new ways)


  • $1k - $10k

Website or social media URL(s) (optional)

1.Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder(s) to get started or the story of how you saw the potential for this to succeed.

As a registered Nurse, My Aha moment came when I realized I could have a positive effect on my patients health outcome. While working a 12hr. shift on a cardiac unit, I admitted a middle age man with intermittent chest pain. After getting him settled in his room, I started the ,Patient Admission Data Report. Lifestyle questions and risk factors to heart disease are explored. At one point he looked at me and said, "I got a Bad Heart". I stopped writing , looked him in the eyes , and said, " No, you really have a great heart, you have been treating it bad, now put your hand on your heart and apologize for calling it bad. He looked at me and started crying. He saw himself doing unhealthy things and realized, he can change, and he did.

2. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

CBHF entails a total community engagement approach vital to helping people who are deeply stressed about their lives and are no longer functioning well; who feel alone and have started to doubt themselves; and who feel they can no longer influence their health outcomes. Improving the health of all our communities requires the heartfelt commitment and dedicated effort from everyone. CBHF builds awareness about the interconnectedness of body, min

3. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

The mission of Healthy Choice Health Fair is to provide direct Holistic health information and learning programs, to promote the Value of Health in the community. HCHF is focused on reducing the incidence of preventable diseases for underserved African American, Hispanic and Native American communities in the State. HCHF entails a total community engagement approach. The Juneteeth celebration, in Clovis NM events is an excellent opportunity to expose citizens to ways to understand and promote their own health. The attendees, adults and children, have a chance to look, read, ponder, be inspired and amazed, feel challenged with new ideas and begin to analyze their own ability to make healthy choice decisions. This increases their awareness of the value of health! More importantly, it teaches them to take personal responsibility for promoting their own health and wellness with self-love, honor, and respect.

4. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of how your solution is working to solve the problem.

At HCHF events, family members, young and old, are seeking community health fairs as a resource for encouragement, motivation and education to experience and promote health in their community. They become excited and want to renew their personal commitment to health and need encouragement, motivation and education to promote wellness. The Health Fair offers our citizens an opportunity to earn Healthy Prizes and have a learning experience that is family fun, learn by doing, at your own pace, by completing a Healthy Challenge Quizzes. Quizzes are self-directed and promoting self-learning and self-effort. Quizzes have three different levels of challenge with, Fill in the Blinks questions. Prizes Packages are awarded according to the level of difficulty of Quiz completed. A free Promoting Human Potential handout is available. It provides inspirational, educational and motivational Heal

5a. Too many people in the U.S. have unmet needs for financial products and services. How is your work reaching a population(s) that is currently underserved? If it is not reaching an underserved population yet, how might it in the near future?

3. The Health Fair is set up into three sections; Introduction and Welcome, Exhibit area, and Awards and Celebrate. The Introduction/Welcome invites our citizens for a Self-learning experience and provide clip boards, quizzes and pens/penThe goal is to build a knowledge base and desire to significantly improve the quality of life and measurably reduce the incidence of preventable diseases with a focus on underserved African American, Hispanic, Native American, Immigrant, and Refugee communities

5b. Please specify if the population you are reaching is underserved due to any of the following characteristics:

  • geography
  • immigration status
  • race/ethnicity
  • socio-economic class

6. Marketplace: Who else is addressing the same problem? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Currently there is no Public Health Awareness Campaign for the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health has programs that address disease diagnosis and treatment such as their Chronic Disease Management, Screening and Prevention Services. There is no concerted effort to address consumer interest in learning about health and wellness, which is on the rise. Community sponsored Health Fairs attract a large public audience of multicultural/ generational community members and are well attended.

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

We have inspired and encouraged over 3000 citizens to Take the Pledge to health. See our Pictures.

8a. Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling your impact?

The objectives of this a research proposal are to measure the: 1) Effect of a community based, holistic Self-Care Health Fairs, on individual’s ability to change their perceptions of health and wellness. 2) Engage with other organizations to create partnerships and collaboration that network resources to support CBHF programs. 3) Information will be collected, reviewed and evaluated to improve our health fairs to better serve our community.

8b. If applicable, which of the following scaling strategies have you launched?

  • Organizational Growth
  • Large Scale Partnerships
  • Organizing Conferences
  • Campaigns

9. Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We are currently being considered for a Con-Alma Small Grant. Some current partners • OAAA, network resources, advertising • GACC, will provide Corporate Sponsors • UNMH, network resources, Nursing Students and School Health Ambassadors, Vaccination shots • City of Alb. Will the provide Community Center • The local Community Police Council • Neighborhood Association help to promote event

10. Team: What is the current composition of your team (types of roles, qualifications, full-time vs. part-time, board members, etc.), and how do you plan to evolve the team’s composition as the project grows?

Our team/ Board members consist of three nurses, two teachers, one social worker and two neighborhood citizens. WE are all part time and have two Health Fair Coordinators who help set up and break down of Health Fair. We have many volunteers who come to the events .

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 - Which of the following categories do you identify with? (optional)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc)
  • Self-identify race, ethnicity, or origin

If you replied "Self-identify race, ethnicity, or origin" in the question above, please specify. (optional)

I am of mixed origin, African American, Native American and Irish.

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 - Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities? (optional)

  • Communities of color

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Social media

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