Where People Power and Place Matter

McKinley Collaborative for Health Equity

McKinley Collaborative for Health Equity

About Us

Our Vision

All people in McKinley County has the right to live in a safe, healthy, and prosperous environment that honors health-in-all policies and leaves a legacy of responsible leadership grounded in equity.


Mission     Guided by community leaders we develop and mentor, through the collaborations we establish, we enact change by building capacity and empowering individuals, communities and organizations to lead on and impact equitable policy change. 

Eastern Navajo Agency Council
Talia Boyd, Western New Mexico Field Director, Conservation Voters

Building Community Power


MCHE engages our community to take collective action through issue education  by providing information and instruction regarding the process and procedure for working successfully within various public and policy change arenas. We then organize and mobilize our cohort of informed and equipped community members to take action and address the issues which will improve their lives.


Water, a sacred energy force.

In 2016, Jordan Johnson, former Director of MCHE provides a tour on the 1979.

 90 million gallons of Uranium toxic liquid waste at Churchrock Navajo Community.   The United Nuclear Company uranium mine waste holding pond's dam broke and release the toxic water that flowed to Holbrook AZ.  

Each day in this country and the earth, the impacts of live threatening  extractive industries have been responsible for poisoning precious water.   Get to know your drinking water provider and asks questions where the aquifer is located and what chemicals are added to the drinking water.  

MCHE Photo Journal

International Uranium Film Festival Window Rock 2019

Site Content

Health Impact Assessement


What is a health impact assessment and how does this process help the community?  This is community-based and placed based led research.

Announce coming events


Indigenous Women Breakfast 

Last Saturday of each month.

New Mexico Health Equity Partnership


National Collaborative for Health Equity


Clean Energy for Healthy Communities


Families and Communities have the right to clean and affordable energy.  Community Based Solar Cooperatives is an alternative and much more.

Indigenization Truth Telling Decolonization



We all want peace.

We all have our truths.

Lets begin the conversations.

Thank you to :http://www.thetruthtellingproject.org/index.html

Wage Theft Public Information Dine language

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Contact Us

Please contact us to schedule an appointment!

505 906 2671


McKinley Collaborative for Health Equity

Indigenous Lands Acknowledgement First; Gallup, New Mexico, United States

505 906 2671