Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE)

Mailing Address: 210 East Aztec Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301
County of Location: McKinley
Phone: (505) 722-2185
NTEE Code: E- Health Care, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
Mission Statement:

Our vision is to eliminate health disparities & improve the wellbeing of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Primary Programs:

COPE began in 2009 and represents a formal collaboration among the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), Navajo Community Health Representative (CHR) Outreach Program, Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS) & 638 Facilities, & Partners In Health (PIH).

We believe that the power to overturn long-standing, historical health inequalities lies inherently in Native communities themselves.

COPE strives to promote healthy, prosperous, and empowered Native communities through three collaborative approaches:

1. Robust, community-based outreach;

2. Local capacity building and system-level partnerships; and

3. Increasing access to healthy foods.

Populations Served: Native American, Rural
Counties Served: McKinley, San Juan
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Dr. Sonya Shin

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Advocacy, Direct Services, Community Organizing


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