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New Mexico Environmental Public Health is ever-evolving as the needs of our audiences, partners and service populations change. We communicate and disseminate data, findings, and health messages in various settings to reach multiple audiences. These are some examples of our recent efforts.

The Utility of Broadcast and Social Media During Wildfire Smoke Events. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop. Autumn 2016.

Environmental Public Heath Tracking and Biomonitoring State Programs Collaboration: Lessons learned during the first two years of the Four Corners States Biomonitoring Consortium. Sam LeFevre (UT), Alex Coyle (NM), Barbara Toth (NM), Heidi Krapfl (NM). Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop. Autumn 2016.

Model for Risk Communications about Wildfire Smoke and Health. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Wildfire Smoke and Health Risk Communication Workshop coordinated by the EPA, Autumn 2016.

Healthy Living, Healthy Homes: Environmental Health Concepts for Home Visitors. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at St. Joseph's CHI Healthcare: Home Visitor/Caseworker Monthly Education Forum, Summer 2016.

Wildfire and Smoke: Transforming the approach for risk communication. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at New Mexico Public Health Association Conference, Spring 2016.

Using the 5-3-1 Smoke Visibility Tool to Reduce Risks Among People with Asthma. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at New Mexico Council on Asthma, April 2016.

Simple Communication About Ground Water and Health: Not So Simple To Do. Why It Is Worth It. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Groundwater Summit on Hydrology and Water Quality in the Southwest, Winter 2016.

Using New Mexico Department of Health's 5-3-1 Visibility Chart. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Wildland Fire Smoke Workshop, Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Autumn 2014.

Arsenic Exposure in a New Mexico Urban Community Using Well Water: How we delivered the biomonitoring project, preliminary findings and outreach. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Ground Water Association National Summit, Autumn 2013.

Wildfires in New Mexico: How Tracking Contributes to Preparedness, Response, and Outreach. Heidi Krapfl, M.S. and Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop. Summer 2013.

Agricultural and Community Projects in Southern New Mexico: Environmental Health, Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. and Stephine Moraga-McHaley. Presented at the EPA Environmental Justice Training Workshop, Summer 2013.

Assessment of Exposure to Arsenic and Selected Metals in a New Mexico Urban Community on Well Water - Preliminary Results. Leilani Schwarcz, M.P.H., Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, Heidi Krapfl, M.S., and Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Western Regional Epidemiology Network Conference. 2013.

NM Environmental Pubic Health Tracking: Role in Prevention and Public Health Response, Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S., Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist Conference. Summer 2012.

Conducting biomonitoring assessment in the New Mexico-Mexico Border Region Colonias: Benefits of using local expertise to facilitate recruitment and participation. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, Autumn 2010.

The Role of Promotoras in Environmental Public Health: Working with local health workers. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference, Spring 2010.

Challenges in Conveying the Health Relevance of Uranium Exposure to Potentially Affected Communities. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S., Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at Health Physics Society Midyear Meeting: Radiation Risk Communication to the Public. Winter 2010.

Resources for Environmental Health and Justice Workers: Accessing data from EHEB and EPHT. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at EPA Beyond Translations: Border-area Summit 2009.

Social Marketing and Commercial Marketing Concepts to Disseminate Data and Tracking Products: Earned, paid and owned media. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented to Epidemiology and Response Division, All Division Meeting. Spring 2017.

2015 Morbidity Indicator Based Information System ICD-10-CM, Queries, and the Future. Brian Woods, Lois Haggard, Vicky Dirmyer, Ken Geter. Presented at Statewide Quarterly Epidemiology Meeting. Winter 2017.

Heavy Metal Exposure Surveillance in New Mexico. Anthony Fristachi, Barbara Toth, Alexander Coye and Heidi Krapfl. Presented at Statewide Quarterly Epidemiology Meeting. Autumn 2016.

Concerned About Cancers? NM Cancer Concerns Workgroup: a multi-discipline assessment team. Heidi Krapfl, M.S. and Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Statewide Quarterly Epidemiology Meeting. Summer 2016.

Health status indicator: cardiovascular disease mortality; Utilizing a logic-model based approach to plan how to decrease CVD mortality. Bambi Bevill, Eric Coker, Heidi Krapfl, Kathryn Lowerre, Kyle Thornton. Presented to Epidemiology and Response Division, All Division Meeting. Winter 2016.

Tutorial on Environmental Public Health Tracking: Using the interactive query tool for environmental health data: Get it. Graph it. Map it. Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, Heidi Krapfl, M.S., and Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Statewide Quarterly Epidemiology Meeting. Autumn 2014.

New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking: Web portal focus on well water and health, Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented to State Private Wells Technical Advisory Group, Spring 2013.

Website Assessment: Recommendations and Considerations for the State Health Department: Findings and solutions from the ERD website work group. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented to Epidemiology and Response Division, All Division Meeting. Spring 2013.

Health Impact Assessment 101. Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at Statewide Quarterly Epidemiology Meeting. Winter 2013.


New Mexico Heat Stress Surveillance, 2008-2010. Brian Woods, Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist Conference. Summer 2016.

Using Bayesian cluster analysis to identify populations vulnerable to health effects from environmental exposures. Eric Coker, Ph.D., M.S., Brian Woods, B.S., Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at Society of Toxicology. Spring 2016.

Arsenic and Well Water: Exposure Assessment in a New Mexico Urban Community Preliminary Findings and Environmental Public Health Recommendations. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. and Leilani Schwarcz, M.P.H. Presented at New Mexico Public Health Association Conference, Spring 2014.

Arsenic Exposure in a New Mexico Urban Community on Private Well Water. Leilani Schwarcz, M.P.H., Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, and Heidi Krapfl, M.S., Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologist Conference. Summer 2014.

Wildfires in New Mexico: How Tracking contributes to preparedness, responses, and outreach. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Grantee Meeting, 2013.

Biomonitoring and Tracking in New Mexico Best Practices and Lessons, Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. Presented at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Grantee Meeting, 2012.

Challenges, Considerations and Solutions of Implementing Exposure Assessment Applying the Data for Action: Awareness, Assessment, Response, and Communicating for Action. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S., with Barbara Toth, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., and Heidi Krapfl, M.S. Presented at National Environmental Health Association National Conference. Autumn 2010 and at National Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference 2010.

Using Environmental and Health Data: Challenges and Considerations of Applying Existing Data to Educate Communities About Health Effects from Uranium Exposure. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S., with Barbara Toth, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. Presented at New Mexico Public Health Association Conference: Social Justice and Public Health, Spring 2010.


National Wildfire Smoke and Health Risk Communication Report. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S., contributor and presenter. The EPA convened the Wildfire Smoke and Health Risk Communication Workshop with the goal to identify opportunities for research and technological solutions that will improve health-risk communication strategies, increase health-protective behaviors, and reduce the public-health burden during wildland fire smoke episodes. Autumn 2016. https://www.epa.gov/air-research/wildfire-smoke-and-health-risk-communication-workshop-and-report

New Mexico Healthy Homes State Strategic Plan, Core Planning Team. EHEB Members: Heidi Krapfl, M.S., Barbara Toth, Ph.D., DABT, Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S., Geri Jaramillo, B.A. 2014. https://nmtracking.org/health/living/HealthyHomes.html

Tracking In Action, Module 6: Biomonitoring. Deyonne Sandoval, M.S., C.H.E.S. National Environmental Health Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Environmental Pubic Health Tracking 102 online training modules. 2012. http://nehacert.org/moodle/course/category.php?id=41
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