Issue Paper 1: Public Health in New Mexico
This issue paper is the first in a series that will provide important background information for journalists or anyone interested in the issue.
This backgrounder provides an overview of the public health system in New Mexico. Want to know where to find public health data? Which counties have the fewest healthcare providers? What's happening to health insurance costs? Check out the answers here.
"New Mexicans need accurate sources of information they can rely on to make decisions for their families and businesses, engage in work to improve their communities, and take part in the democratic process."
New Mexico Collaborative Journalism Roundtable
"Collaboration between, not only journalists in New Mexico, but also journalists and communities, audiences and other stakeholders is an opportunity to create news coverage that is more nuanced and reflective of New Mexico, its unique stories and cultures and the complexity of the challenges faced. It’s also an excellent opportunity to ensure important stories get covered despite a shortage of resources and narrowing capacity of local newsrooms."