Dr. Andrew Hsi

Dr. Hsi co-chairs the CARA Workgroup. He attended the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle WA where he completed an MPH in 1980. He attended the University of California San Diego School of Medicine completing an MD in 1980. In 1984, he completed the pediatric residency at UNM. He heads the UNM Institute for Resilience, Health, and Justice. Over 30 years, he has led the FOCUS Program at UNM and developed systems of care for children and families affected by prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, family violence, parental mental illnesses, and unsupported teen parenting.

Session III – Featured Speaker, Thursday, January 9th, 10:30am

Policy Development as Public Health Prevention of Child Neglect
and Abuse; HB230 Plans of Care

This presentation describes the development of changes to the New Mexico Children’s Code grown from the CARA Work Group. The efforts built collaborations to improve the health of a population of women and infants with prenatal substance exposure. The policy intends to prevent systemic discrimination directed against pregnant women with a brain disease and to create a network of critical services for women and infants after hospital discharge.


Session IV Workshop – Thursday, January 9th, 1:30pm-3:30pm