March 1, 2005
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Jennifer Chavez
Public Information Officer
(505) 476-0393
jchavez@ped.state.nm.us

Public Education Department Receives $351,105 for School Health Training and Demonstration Consortium

(Santa Fe, NM)— New Mexico was one of two states that received a grant from the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services. New Mexico was awarded $351,105 to participate in a Training and Demonstration Consortium.

Secretary Veronica C. García said, “I am proud that New Mexico is being recognized as a leader and a model state for coordinated school health programs. I salute all of our physical education and health education teachers, nurses, counselors and other health care providers in the schools as well as our staff in the School and Family Support Bureau that have pioneered the innovative solutions we are employing to address health issues among our students.”

The Public Education Department’s School and Family Support Bureau will be hiring a Training and Demonstration Consortium Consultant for this project. New Mexico will be participating with West Virginia and the Rock Mountain Training Center to develop and implement national trainings for our counterparts in other states on Coordinated School Health Programs. The funding for this program will continue for 3 years.