February 11, 2016 Big Foot Conference at UNM-Gallup
A preview of the July 18, 2019 Gallup Health Providers event:
New Mexico PBS and Indie Lens host dinner, screening and discussion about rural healthcare at 5:30pm this Thursday, July 18, 2019 in El Morro Events Center, with "The Providers" a film about Challenges Facing Rural Medical Practitioners, screening in the theatre at 6:30pm MDT.
Free to the Public, but please RSVP at: https://free-screening-elmorro-theater.eventbrite.com
Gallup, New Mexico -- New Mexico PBS, in partnership with ITVS’ Indie Lens Pop-Up and New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, McKinley Collaborative for Health Equity, McKinley Community Health Alliance and the City of Gallup, will host a FREE screening of The Providers, and a community conversation about the rural health care workforce.
The event will take place on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the El Morro Theater, 207 W Coal Avenue in Gallup, NM. The screening and discussion will take place at 6:30. The screening will be preceded by a FREE DINNER reception at the El Morro Event Center 210 South 2nd from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.
Discussion moderator will be Internal Medicine Physician, Jennie Wei, MD from Gallup. Panelists include:
• Leslie Hayes, MD - Family Physician in Española (and one of three main subjects in the documentary film.)
• Mary Lindenmeyer - Counseling Services Coordinator, Gallup McKinley County Schools
• Sheryl B. Livingston, MA, LPCC, Behavioral Health Specialist in Gallup (Navajo / Diné)
• Marla Yazzie, MD, Pediatrician in Gallup (Navajo / Diné)
The Event is Free, but an RSVP is requested.
The Providers is set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural New Mexico, showcasing the transformative power of the providers’ relationships with marginalized patients and the need for more physicians. The film premiered on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS stations nationwide on April 8, 2019.
Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), this New Mexico PBS Indie Lens PopUp event is part of a series of local town halls hosted by public media stations across the country.
“As trusted local partners, public media stations understand the most pressing needs of their communities, often before they attract national attention,” said CPB Chief Content and Innovation Officer Maja Mrkoci. “CPB support is helping local stations engage in productive civic dialogue about the lack of medical care in rural communities and solutions.”
“The stories in this documentary have touched the hearts of audiences around the country”, said Laurel Wyckoff, Education and Outreach Manager for New Mexico PBS. “Since they are our own stories of our own dedicated healthcare providers, they have special resonance here in New Mexico. The reception for the film has been wonderful everywhere we screened it. The discussions have been very rich and they have validated our belief that there are folks across New Mexico working together to improve the lives of our people.”
ABOUT THE FILM:
The film follows three healthcare professionals in northern New Mexico at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to anyone who walks through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach individuals who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. Over the course of the film, the three providers — family physician Leslie Hayes, nurse practitioner Chris Ruge, and El Centro Medical Director Matt Probst — remain unfailingly compassionate despite a range of challenges. The film is directed by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin, both the children of doctors.
For more information, visit: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/the-providers/
About New Mexico PBS
Celebrating over 60 years of service, New Mexico PBS (KNME & KNMD-TV) serving most of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, broadcasts a wide array of nature, history, current affairs, health, performance, children's, educational and entertainment programs. New Mexico PBS produces NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, COLORES! and a variety of specials. New Mexico PBS operates 5 digital broadcast channels: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 9.1, and 9.2. New Mexico PBS is co-licensed to the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). www.newmexicopbs.org
About The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership
The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (HEP), an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, believes every New Mexican should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life, live in neighborhoods where children and families thrive, and have a say in the decisions that impact their lives. The Partnership strengthens the capacity of communities to shift power relations and advocate for policy and systems change to improve health outcomes. For more information, visit www.nmhep.org.
About the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit cpb.org, follow us on Twitter @CPBmedia, Facebook and LinkedIn and subscribe for other updates.
About the Filmmakers
Laura Green (Director/Producer) is an award-winning documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries which played at festivals worldwide. Her editing work includes the Gotham-nominated documentary-comedy web series The F Word (2017) about fostering to adopt, and the feature documentary True Son (2014), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. She is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. The Providers is her debut feature film.
Anna Moot-Levin (Director/Producer) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer and editor based in Brooklyn. She has directed, produced, shot and edited five short documentaries, including the award-winning film Track by Track (2013), which premiered at Slamdance and is now in distribution with Sproutflix. Her work has been screened at festivals around the world including The American Pavilion at Cannes and the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival. She is also an associate producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job (2010) and editor of The Making of Gabrieli (2017) now streaming on KQED Arts. The Providers is her debut feature film.
Jamie Meltzer (Executive Producer and Creative Advisor) is a documentary filmmaker whose films have been broadcast nationally on PBS and screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. They include Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (Independent Lens, 2003), Welcome to Nollywood (PBS broadcast, 2008), La Caminata (2009), Informant (2012) and True Conviction, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and received a Special Jury Mention and aired on Independent Lens.
About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Learn more at pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up/
About Independent Lens
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens. Join the conversation: facebook.com/independentlens and on Twitter @IndependentLens.
The second discussion previewing plans for The “Healthy Kids Equal Healthy Learning: Connecting Navajo Farmers and Schools Symposium,” Open to the Public, with an RSVP, from 8:15 am until 4:30 p.m. Mountain Standard (one hour earlier than the Gallup area), this Thursday, July 18th, at:
the STAR School,
145 Leupp Road,
near Flagstaff, Arizona.
Lunch, refreshments, and handouts will be provided, and Exhibit tables and campsites may be reserved by RSVP'ing, either by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling: 505-343-3427 or 505-923-0378.
July 9, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Gallup City Council
You may click on the following link to access the agenda on the City of Gallup's website: https://www.gallupnm.gov/agendacenter
June 25, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Gallup City Council
You may click on the following link to access the agenda on the City of Gallup's website: https://www.gallupnm.gov/agendacenter
KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Gloria Begay of the Diné Food Sovereignty Alliance, and Kern Collymore of Navajo Nation COPE, about an upcoming conference:
Everyone is invited to the FREE Healthy Kids, Healthy Learning Symposium on July 18, 2019, from 8:30am until 4:30pm MST at STAR School, 145 Leupp Road, Flagstaff, Arizona, Connecting Farmers and Schools.
Topics will include:
Garden to Cafeteria; School Wellness; Funding issues, and More.
Register by emailing your name, address, phone number, email address, and job title to email@example.com or call 505.923.0378.
KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub visits with the cast and crew of Gallup Rep's 2019 Shakespeare Festival:
“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.” - As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7
The Bard of Avon comes to Gallup this summer!
2 weekends. 2 Plays. Dozens of actors.
Gallup Repertory Theater is proud to present the first-ever annual Gallup Shakespeare in the Park festival, running June 13 - 22, 2019. In cooperation with Gallup Land Partners, the plays will be held at a newly-created outdoor performance space on 9th Street, just north of the Gallup Flea Market.
This year the Shakespeare Festival will feature a mainstage performance of Twelfth Night and a children’s theater production of The Taming of the Shrew.
All shows are free, but bring a chair and blanket, and possibly bug spray and / or an umbrella, depending on conditions.
Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, who must disguise herself as a man named “Cesario” after a shipwreck brings her to a strange country. She falls in love with Orsino, a duke who is pining after the Countess Olivia. Olivia falls in love with Cesario, thus setting up one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious love triangles. Tinged with a hint of heartbreak, Twelfth Night is a madcap play you won’t want to miss.
Time and Place
Twelfth Night: June 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:00 PM
The Taming of the Shrew: June 21 and 22 at 5:30 PM
Both the children’s and mainstage plays will be held at the outdoor stage and performance space just north of the Flea Market.
Every single performance during the festival is free, but again, bring a chair and blanket, and possibly bug spray and / or an umbrella, depending on conditions.
For more information, you may call 505-399-2166 or visit https://www.gallup9th.com/contact-us/
You can see rehearsal photos, trailers, and a look behind-the-scenes, at galluprep.org, or find us on facebook @galluprep or call 505-879-9835
For this segment of "How Then Shall We Live?", Reverend Lorelei Kay of Gallup's Westminster Presbyterian Church, speaks with Tyanne Benallie of the Conservation Voters of New Mexico (CVNM), and a member of the McKinley County Blue Ribbon Uranium Task Force.
More information is available at https://www.cvnm.org/
KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with UNM-Gallup's Senior Institutional Researcher Brittany Babycos about the recent Environmental Scan (details follow).
You can see a copy of the scan at https://gallup.unm.edu/ir/
UNM-Gallup serves and celebrates a richly diverse population of students. The campus is a minority-majority university and 94% of students identify as multiethnic or a racial minority. These differences are part of the fabric of UNM-Gallup and allow for strong collaborations across all academic disciplines. Embracing, displaying, and sharing cultural differences makes UNM-Gallup strong, allowing for a culture of contrast rather than a contrast of cultures. The most recent data shows that the average age of UNM-Gallup students is 24.94 which is down slightly from previous semesters. The majority of students (60%) are classified as part-time students who take an average of 9.33 credit hours per semester. For the fall 2018 semester, 63% of students were female, and the majority of these students were returning students. The majority of UNM-Gallup students live in McKinley County and take face-to-face classes on-campus. With a growing number of online options, however, students from out of state and international locations are also registering for UNM-Gallup courses. The largest sub-group of students at UNM-Gallup are American Indian with a percentage of 69%. 15.8% of students identify as Hispanic and 7.3% as White. Among faculty members, the largest subgroup is White (46%), followed by American Indian (32%), and Hispanic (15%). These demographic distinctions encourage and allow for engagement and instruction across cultures. Cultural strengths infuse interactions and communications and are balanced throughout programming, decision-making, and provision of student services. UNM-Gallup also hosts a majority of students who are the first in their families to attend college. With an acknowledgement of this large community, efforts are put forth to streamline college navigation and help students and their families who may not be familiar with higher education processes and expectations. Art, language, and learning styles – these are only a few of the ways differences unite UNM-Gallup faculty, staff, and students and form a foundation that allows for learning and leading.
Environmental Scanning Environmental scanning is the process of analyzing financial, sociological, demographic, economic, workforce, technological, and other trends that may impact the mission and vision of an organization (Knutzen, 2000). The goal of an environmental scan is to produce information that is relevant to an organization for the purpose of forecasting changes in the external environment that may impact that organization. In addition to providing key information to UNM-Gallup administration, faculty, and staff for institutional decision-making, UNM-Gallup hopes that local stakeholders will find the environmental scanning project useful within their own organizations. Methodology Under the direction of UNM-Gallup’s Chief Executive Officer, UNM-Gallup’s Sr. Institutional Researcher was asked to conduct an environmental scan. An outline of environmental scanning procedures was developed using Judi Knutzen’s “Focus on the Future: Environmental Scanning at Columbia Basin College” (2000) as guidance. This publication was selected due to the clear, simple, yet inclusive nature of the core project components. This project included the following primary components: Core Trends, Areas of Interest, Trends and Events as Seen by Community Leaders (from interviews and focus groups), and Advisory Committees (Knutzen, 2000). To fit UNM-Gallup’scurrent needs, the Advisory Committee section was removed and a custom exploratory survey was added. Interest Areas The interest area data collection process involved multiple phases. First, all UNM-Gallup employees and students were invited by email to participate in the interest area section of the environmental scan. Upon agreeing to voluntarily participate, two groups of approximately ten UNM-Gallup employees attended an orientation session facilitated by UNM-Gallup’s Sr. Institutional Researcher. Orientation sessions included an overview of the environmental scanning process as well as instructions on how to participate in the interest areas. After successful completion of orientation, participants who wished to continue were provided with multiple resources located in UNM-Gallup’s 3
Microsoft Planner application. Participants were instructed to select one or more interest areas to provide information. Topics for interest areas included the following: Educational Partners, State and Federal Mandates, Economic Development, Local Demographics, Community Literacy, Educational Costs, Workforce Training and Retraining, Unemployment, Technology, Postsecondary Funding, and Cultural Considerations. Participants were given approximately 5 weeks to contribute information. After the deadline for submission, the Sr. Institutional Researcher reviewed the information and categorized it as “internal” or “external”. External information was relevant for the environment scan whereas internal information was more specific to UNM-Gallup policies or procedures. Internal information was placed aside for later distribution to UNM-Gallup administration. Sections were collapsed, moved, deleted, or re-named as appropriate (refer to the “Interest Areas” section of this document). Additional information was incorporated by the Sr. Institutional Researcher where appropriate (when little or no information was presented). Interviews Several community stakeholders were identified and sent an email requesting participation in the project. Emails with no response were followed-up with a phone call. Ten individuals were identified for interviews and seven accepted. Interviews were conducted in person or by telephone by the Sr. Institutional Researcher (6) and the Sr. Public Relations Specialist (1) after an informed consent process took place. Interviews were semi-structured and averaged approximately one hour in length. Interviews were audio-recorded and later transcribed using Trint transcription software. Data for all interviews and focus groups were compiled for theme identification. Comments that were mentioned by at least two individuals were retained in the “Interview and Focus Group Summary” of this report. See Appendix A for interview and focus group scripts. A copy of the consent form given to personal interview participants is available upon request.
Focus Groups All UNM-Gallup employees and students were invited by email to voluntarily participate in a focus group. Based on response, two focus groups were formed that were composed of UNM-Gallup faculty and staff. After the informed consent process, focus group participants were posed a series of open-ended questions. Each focus group session lasted between one and two hours. Participants were provided with light refreshments during the focus group sessions. Although participation in a focus group was not confidential, participants were asked to keep the identity of other individuals private. Sessions were audio recorded and later transcribed using Trint transcription software. Data collected during focus group sessions were combined with interview data. Comments that were made two or more times during interviews or focus groups were retained in the “Interview and Focus Group Summary” section of this report. For interview and focus group scripts, see Appendix A. A copy of the consent form distributed to focus groups participants is available upon request.
Survey After consulting with UNM-Gallup’s Chief Executive Officer regarding critical questions, an exploratory survey was constructed to be administered via SurveyMonkey. Survey questions were customized based on self-identification (i.e. UNM-Gallup student, local business owner, etc.) in order to maximize the amount of information gathered. Refer to Appendix B for the list of survey questions. Once ready for distribution, a link to the survey was put on UNM-Gallup’s main webpage and shared via UNM-Gallup’s Facebook page. Multiple emails were sent to UNM-Gallup affiliates and various community groups encouraging participation. In addition, computers were set up in UNM-Gallup’s Gurley Hall commons area to enable easy access to students. A tablet was also taken around the UNM-Gallup campus for students to participate. Last, students studying or receiving tutoring services in UNM-Gallup Center for Academic Learning (CAL) were asked to participate in the survey. Students who participated in the survey on campus (after being verbally asked) were given a UNM-Gallup lip balm and/ or a UNM-Gallup pen for their time. The survey was active for approximately 5 months.
The mission of UNM-Gallup IR is to service data requests that are internal to our campus, primarily for the purpose of reporting to external entities, and to support data-driven decision making both internally and at the level of state and federal governments. That is, even if a data request is meant to support external agencies, it should originate internally. All requests will adhere to guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).