New Mexico AIDS Services
In July of 1997 NMAS, in partnership with the Department of Health and three other regionally-based organizations, developed the Health Management Alliance (HMA) Collaborative. The HMA offers quality, cost-effective services within a managed care environment enabling NMAS to provide comprehensive support services to our clients.
These services include: Case Management, Stanford House (our long term care/assisted living facility) Client Housing, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program (HOWPA), Necessities of Life Food Bank, Emotional Support Services, Family Services Program, PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), Native American Wellness Program, Insurance Assistance Program, Home Health Care, Emergency Support, Complementary Therapies Program, Practical Support Program, Bus Passes Program, Travel Reimbursement, and the Consumer Advocate Program. Medical services are provided through the University of New Mexico’s Infectious Diseases Clinic housed in the same Truman Street location as NMAS.
NMAS’s Community Health Prevention (CHP) Program provides extensive prevention and outreach services to a wide variety of at-risk urban and rural populations. CHP services include: Women’s Health Project; Men’s Health Project; MPower Project; HIV Counseling, Testing & Referral Services; Comprehensive Risk & Counseling Services; Free Safer Sex Supplies; Syringe Exchange Harm Reduction; NARCAN; and the Syringe Drop Off Box. The CHP Health Education Project includes such trainings as Do it Right, Next Step, Popular Opinion Leader; Safer Sex Forums, Safety Counts, Healthy Relationships/SHAG (Sexy, Healthy and Gay), VOICES/VOICES and Community Promise.
NMAS’s prevention education programs directly reach and impact over 10,000 at-risk individuals in New Mexico.
NMAS operates under the guidance and leadership of a Board of Directors, 43 employees and over 150 volunteers who fulfill the mission of the agency. NMAS provides high quality non-judgmental, science-based health promotion, and disease prevention interventions that are focused on the community, the family, and the client.