New Mexico Council on Asthma

Our many partners have many projects and initiatives around the state.


The NM Department of Health, Asthma Control Program collaborates with partners around the state with special focus in high burden areas.

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A Quality Improvement project June 1, 2017 titled FRONTERAS (Facilitation Rural
Opportunities with New Technologies and Services). HRSA grant #H2ARH30307-01-00, PI
Kirsten Bennett, PhD, RD, 7/2016-8/2020
The goal is to implement best-practice clinical guidelines for direct service Telehealth for
asthma, obesity reduction and prevention, behavioral health, diabetes, and oral health in rural
NM including Lovington, Mesa Vista (Ojo Caliente), Mescalero, and Pojoaque SBHCs. I am the
expert consultant for the asthma piece and will be providing didactic lectures for the medical
providers, direct patient care, and case consultation.

Dr. Monique Vallabhan, DNP, FNP-bc, MSN
Clinician and National Institutes of Health Post-doctorate Research Fellow
The University of New Mexico
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Research Incubator Building, Suite 170
2703 Frontier Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505.272.4462
cell 505.688.8788