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Addressing The Health Needs Of Black Children In New Mexico

Gene Grant

June 22, 2018 – A Black Child Wellness Summit was held this week in Albuquerque. State and local officials and advocates convened to discuss strategies for improving the health of African American children in our state. Host Gene Grant sat down with the head of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs to get details on the strategies that show the programs and strategies that appear to show the greatest promise for improving the well-being of black children and families.   

Yvette Kaufman-Bell, executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs

Full Report: The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

The Line: The Connection Between Stable Housing & Reduced Child Abuse

Hands holding house

May 18, 2018 – A safe place to call home is a crucial need for some New Mexico families. This week, reporter Lauren Villagran covered a pilot program that is addressing housing and has shown promise for reducing child abuse and neglect at the same time. Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists react to the story and discuss affordable housing in New Mexico.

Searchlight New Mexico article by Lauren Villagran: A promising new tool against child abuse

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator