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Achieving vaccine equity for all new Mexicans

The New Mexico Vaccine Equity & Rebuild Network connects the people and organizations working for vaccine equity in NM via events, data, and resource sharing for alignment and synergy. 

our vision

The New Mexico Vaccine Equity & Rebuild Network envisions that all New Mexicans are protected from COVID-19 through vaccination, especially communities of color that experience ongoing systemic racism, social and economic marginalization, and state violence.


NM-VERN conducts active surveillance and provides a user-friendly database of grants and programs across the state aimed at improving vaccine equity.

Please contact Leah Sanchez, Interim Program Manager, at to be connected to programs and opportunities.

Resource library

In search of tools to achieve and advocate for vaccine equity? Visit our resource library to find a host of information. 

Please contact Leah Sanchez, Interim Program Manager, at to be connected to resources.

What is vaccine equity?

Vaccine equity means that public health systems have realized proportional vaccination rates among Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Native/Indigenous, and other groups most impacted by COVID-19 when compared to the highest vaccination rate among White communities.

What is health equity?

“Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.” (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

about us

The New Mexico Vaccine Equity and Rebuild Network (NM-VERN) was created by the New Mexico Public Health Association with support from the Con Alma Health Foundation to connect people and organizations working for vaccine equity across New Mexico.


We and our partners strive to coordinate our efforts for promoting vaccine equity to ensure communities, providers, and the public health workforce can work efficiently to achieve this goal. 

Meet our partners

NM Vaccine Equity Update

Graph courtesy of the NM Department of Health. Last update report 12/27/2021. View full report here

View NMDOH Health Equity Community Call to Action PowerPoints here

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View our latest Program Spotlight, where we feature a brief interview from leaders in our community working towards vaccine equity. 

"For us, it was a lack of information about and access to the vaccine--not conspiracy level stuff. People were saying, I work, I can't take a day off, it's across town, I can't go to these events, they're drive-through and I don't have a car...." - Tomás Rivera, Executive Director of Chainbreaker Collective, Santa Fe, 10/20/21 

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Header photo courtesy of Stephany Strahle. Location: Taos, NM during winter. 

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