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Employment Empowerment Workshop Series

The Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recover is inviting participants to their Employment Empowerment Workshop Series. The workshops will focus on helping individuals strengthen their skills in job search and will include: skill identification and development, mock interviews, employer panels, applying/follow up with job leads, etc.

The workshops will be held for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM at

1120 2nd St. NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102.

We are scheduled to begin on July 15th and conclude on August 19th. There is no cost for the participants to attend, incentives and workshop materials will be provided. The criteria to participate is a barrier to employment which can include: gaps in work history, little to no work history, criminal history and/or disabilities. Those interested in participating will need to register with Patricia Sisneros at: 505-331-1340.

Seating is limited and given on a first-come-first serve basis. Thank you for your support in offering this invaluable service to your clients. This workshop is provided with support from Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement.

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act

A Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act

Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can continue to rely on the security and peace of mind that come with affordable, quality health care coverage. Over six million Americans and their families will sleep easier knowing they will still be able to afford health coverage. Millions more won’t have to worry about an upward spiral in their premiums because of today’s decision, even if they didn’t buy their insurance through the Marketplace. And the law’s financial assistance will be available in the next open enrollment so that others can benefit as well.

The Affordable Care Act is working to improve access, affordability and quality. That is the story I hear as I travel across this country. People’s lives have been changed and even saved because they have health insurance—many for the first time. They have coverage that can keep them healthy and provide quality care when they are sick. The Affordable Care Act also strengthens protections for almost every American with health insurance. People with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged higher premiums. Critical preventive services, like immunizations and certain cancer screenings, are available at no additional cost. Since parents can keep their children on their health insurance policies up to age 26, young Americans can stay in school or find their first job without worrying about their coverage. And your health premiums can no longer be higher just because you are a woman.

I hope that this positive decision will do what the American people want us to do -- focus on the substance and turn to building on the progress we have made. They want us to move forward to provide more Americans with affordable access to quality coverage and create a health care system that improves the quality of care and spends our dollars more wisely.

LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s: We can stop it by 2020

NLBHA is proud to be a partner of the Coalition of LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s, the first ever coalition of Latino serving organizations working together to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disproportionate impact on the Latino community. We hope you will join us as a coalition partner. The coalition works on critical issues including Alzheimer’s research funding, clinical trial diversity, and care-giving resources and support. Together we will work to educate and energize the Latino community around this devastating disease through policy coordination, advocacy, and programming development and collaboration. Today there are an estimated 44.4 million people worldwide dying with dementia, more than those with HIV/AIDS, cancer or chronic heart disease. And there are more than 100 million second-­‐hand victims – caregivers – who are experiencing the emotional, financial and personal health impacts of the disease every minute of every day. This is particularly true of the Latino community, where nearly 40 percent of households report having at least one family caregiver. Furthermore, in coming decades, the numbers of Latinos dying from Alzheimer’s and those caring for them are expected to grow by over 600 percent.

2018-2019 Scholarship Application

The Josie Torralba Romero (JTR) Scholarship Fund seeks to honor its namesake, who was the first President and one of the founders of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) by providing academic scholarships to Latino students interested in pursuing a college degree in behavioral health related academic areas.

Scholarship Application