Projects of Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque



Participating Anchors: UNM HSC, APS, PHS & CNM

Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque is offering great career opportunities in the area of health care. Be a part of a select group of recent high school graduates or GED recipients for a three-week job-training boot camp at the Department of Workforce Connections. Participants will learn professional job skills that will expand opportunities and open doors to a rewarding career! All paid internship or permanent positions will include benefits, such as health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Email


  • Must be graduating from high school or received a GED in 2019

  • Must be 18 years of age by July 1st

  • Must be able to pass a drug test

  • Must successfully complete our 3-week job and professional skills training boot camp


  • May 20 - June 7: Boot Camp

  • June 3 - 7: Job interviews

  • June 10: Background checks

  • June 10 - 14: Facility tours

  • June 24 - 28: Employee onboarding

  • July 1: Job Start date

Job Positions:

  • Transporter Patient Position

  • Food Service Aide

  • Patient Aide

  • Tech Patient Services

  • Retail Clerk

  • Clerk Specialist

  • Logistic Tech

  • Maintenance Tech

  • Food Services


Project carrots

Participating Anchors: UNM HSC, PHS, APS & FCCH

Put simply, the anchors want to procure locally grown food. This will take place through a joint project to collectively increase demand for local food and work to eliminate barriers (regulatory, cost-related, and contractual) to purchasing local food. The anchors are also pursuing individual projects related to local food.


Food Hub

Participating Anchors: Bernalillo County, FCCH and PHS

HNA is actively engaged in supporting the development and maturation of Food Hubs to facilitate the purchasing of local healthy food. Our learnings indicate that the food system is not yet prepared to fulfill the demand that could be generated by HNA partners. To support this, HNA is learning about the food system- from farm - to cleaning and aggregation- to storage- distribution to purchasing and ultimately to table - and how we can collectively impact the system in ways that lead to the purchase and consumption of local healthy food.

HNA has the potential to impact local food purchasing and safety standards at a policy level; today purchasing standards, even defining local are varied across entities and methods to purchase local food are burdensome to HNA partners and we are learning about how to leverage local health food distributors.  HNA can also impact the development of Food Hubs that can receive, clean, aggregate, package and store food for purchase and distribution, for example; today, the Albuquerque and Bernalillo communities lack adequate capacity to serve HNA partners.