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Collaboration & Partnerships

The RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative offers a unique interdisciplinary focus, bringing together scholars and experts from both the clinical and the social sciences and engaging other health professionals, researchers, community leaders,  and policymakers in partnership.

The program reaches beyond academia to participate with the communities we serve and with policymakers and government officials at every level.  It is focused on relevance – on policies that will make a difference in the health care of our nation – and on research, thus building an evidence-based case for change.

The program does not simply represent an intersection between nursing and health policy. Rather, it presents a true collaboration in which clinical and social science disciplines and perspectives inform and strengthen one another.

Our Partners

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans.

RWJF is striving to build a national culture of health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit Follow the Foundation on Twitter at or on Facebook at

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing

The College of Nursing is a fully accredited component of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. For more than 50 years, the College of Nursing has been a vital resource for New Mexico, providing traditional nursing programs as well as thoughtfully-designed programs to meet the needs of a diverse population and to make nursing education available to all citizens of the state.

The RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities who will help shape the future of our nation’s health care and health policy. A collaboration between the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian, and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Established in 1994, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the largest academic health complex in the state. Located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, the Health Sciences Center combines its four mission areas – education, research, patient care, and community outreach – to provide New Mexicans with the highest level of health care.

The UNM Health Sciences Center is made up of six academic and clinical entities, including College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Medicine. Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, UNM Hospitals, and UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center.