2023 – KSFR Interview with Adrienne R. Smith, President and CEO
Adrienne Smith, President and CEO of the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition, spoke to KSFR Public Radio on Nuestra America recently about the challenges caregivers and their clients face in rural communities and potential policy solutions.
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has partnered with the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition for the “Get Ahead” program impact report.
Molina has a foundation called the MolinaCares Accord. They are committed to building stronger communities by improving people’s health and lives. MolinaCares has now funded a program to support the basic needs of caregivers. “They do the work that many people couldn’t fathom for one day. And they do it with such compassion and care,” said Buffie Saavedra, Director of Member and Community Engagement for Molina Healthcare of New Mexico.
Adrienne Smith, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition, explained more about the Get Ahead Program and the report. “The program in essence is $400 for every caregiver who works for a Medicaid-funded agency for 10 months. We wanted to see what difference it would make in their lives.”
2020 – KSFR Interview with Adrienne R. Smith, President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer, Adrienne R. Smith, spoke with Martha Burke about the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition supports New Mexico’s professional and unpaid direct care workforce.
2018 – Catholic Radio for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Interview with Adrienne Smith, President and CEO and Dana Howarth, Program Director
Listen as Adrienne Smith, President and CEO and Dana Howarth, Program Director meet with Mary Woods, host of the Archbishop’s Hour on Catholic Radio for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, in a two part interview, to discuss the history of NMCC, resources and training that NMCC provides, NMCC’s grant award through Catholic Campaign for Human Development and much more…
2013 – KSFR Interview with NMCC Director, Adrienne R. Smith
Listen as Adrienne Smith, President and CEO of NMCC, advocates for caregivers and the caregiving role on KFSR radio. Topics include the history of NMCC, New Mexico specific caregiving statistics, the legislative agenda at the state and federal level, extending federal minimum wage and overtime protections to caregivers, and much more…