Maternal and Child Health Planning Council (MCH)

COUNTY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PLAN ACT REQUIREMENTS

RESOLUTION 1992 -83 CREATING A SEPARATE FUND ENTITLED COUNTY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PLANNING ACT

The Maternal and Child Health Council was established in 1991 as a result of the county Maternal and Child Health Plan Act of the state legislature, and is funded through the New Mexico Department of Health. The Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners appoints volunteers to serve as Council members and advisors. The Maternal & Child Health Council is State Mandated.

Prepare a county maternal and child health care plan that receives BCC approval before it is submitted to the Department of Health. Plan shall include a county needs assessment that identifies and quantifies populations unable to obtain adequate services; major factors that affect accessibility; gaps in services; and the extent to which county resident’s uses services available in other counties. 

Prepares a county inventory of providers, services, Medicaid, other government resources, program duplications; county contributions and recommendations of how to improve and fund services.
 

The BCC shall appoint 7 members (we are in the process of updating the resolution) to the council and they shall represent a broad spectrum of interests that may include:

COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP:

COUNCIL CHAIR (vacant):

COUNCIL VICE CHAIR (vacant):

COUNCIL DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP:

Nicolle Gonzales
District 1 (Commissioner Danny Mayfield)
Term: 3 year ( Appointed 1-8-13, Expires 1-8-16)

District 2 Vacant

Elais Ponton, BSN, RN
District 3 (Commissioner Robert Anaya)
Term: 2 years(Appointed 1-31-12, Expires 1-30-14)

Lori Pearson Kramer, RN, SNM
District 4 (Commissioner Kathy Holian)
Term: 2 year (Appointed 1-31-12, Expires 1-30-14)

District 5 vacant

COUNTYWIDE MEMBERSHIP:

Janet Aboytes, MA
Term: 3 year (Appointed 2-28-12, Expires 2-27-15)
Countywide (3)

Kristi Halus, MA
Term: 3 year (Appointed 2-28-12, Expires 2-27-15)
Countywide (4)

Aimee Putnam
Term: 3 year (Appointed 2-28-12, Expires 2-27-15)
Countywide (4)

Bonnie Keene, RN
Term: 2 years (Appointed 1-31-12, Expires 1-30-14)
Countywide (4)

NON-VOTING MEMBERSHIP:

Brindle Foundation: Kim Straus
New Vistas: Magi Gerety
Presbyterian Medical Servicers Head Start/Early Head Start: Michelle Quintana
Las Cumbres Community Infant Program: Diana Edwards
First Born Program/United Way: Marisol Atkins

Schedule of Meeting:
Regular meetings held on the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. in the Health and Humans Services Conference Room, 2052 Galisteo Street – Suite B.


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