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With over 20 years of academic and professional training, and a lifelong commitment and passion for social justice and equity, Sunshine Muse brings a unique perspective and expertise to facilitation and program design for community, higher ed, health systems and social services. 

Originally from New York City, Muse grew up widely exposed to the American Cultural Melting Pot and the complex gender, cultural, language, economic, and ethnic inequities within it. Muse has co-authored legislation, worked as the director of sexual misconduct education and adjudication at an Ivy League university, served as an instructor in the School of Nursing at Columbia University, designed curriculum for the department of probation in New York, and served as the educational coordinator of a violence intervention program at the (then) largest social service agency in the country.  She has served on the board of directors of Health Action New Mexico and serves as a current advisor to the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs. 
Today, Muse’s work focuses on understanding and navigating the complex dynamics of health disparities and equity and identifying and creating community centered solutions to address them. She is committed to improving maternal and child health outcomes, and staying present in a sincere exploration of the place where joy meets health. Muse skillfully facilitates groups and presentations, builds collaboratives, designs programs, and assists with the grassroots marketing of academic and social service concepts. She is trained in several modalities and care models including: The Duluth Model for Domestic Violence Accountability, Systemic Constellation Coaching, Centering Pregnancy, and MyCD: a Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program. In her spare time, Sunshine spends her quieter moments soaking, sunning, and enjoying the exquisite beauty of the natural world around her. 

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bio


With over 20 years of academic and professional training, and a lifelong commitment and passion for social justice and equity, Sunshine Muse brings a unique perspective and expertise to facilitation and program design for community, higher ed, health systems and social services. 

Originally from New York City, Muse grew up widely exposed to the American Cultural Melting Pot and the complex gender, cultural, language, economic, and ethnic inequities within it. Muse has co-authored legislation, worked as the director of sexual misconduct education and adjudication at an Ivy League university, served as an instructor in the School of Nursing at Columbia University, designed curriculum for the department of probation in New York, and served as the educational coordinator of a violence intervention program at the (then) largest social service agency in the country.  She has served on the board of directors of Health Action New Mexico and serves as a current advisor to the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs. 
Today, Muse’s work focuses on understanding and navigating the complex dynamics of health disparities and equity and identifying and creating community centered solutions to address them. She is committed to improving maternal and child health outcomes, and staying present in a sincere exploration of the place where joy meets health. Muse skillfully facilitates groups and presentations, builds collaboratives, designs programs, and assists with the grassroots marketing of academic and social service concepts. She is trained in several modalities and care models including: The Duluth Model for Domestic Violence Accountability, Systemic Constellation Coaching, Centering Pregnancy, and MyCD: a Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program. In her spare time, Sunshine spends her quieter moments soaking, sunning, and enjoying the exquisite beauty of the natural world around her. 

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Sunshine


Sunshine


 I can best support:

Individuals who are willing to be creative, optimistic, bold and accountable and,

Institutions that that are willing to risk, lead, share and be accountable to themselves and the communities they want to serve.  

 

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Programs


Programs


New Mexico State Office of African Affairs Initiatives have included: 

The 90 Day Day Healthy Body Challenge (inaugural event in 2014, second annual event in 2015)

The African American Infant Mortality Pilot (made possible by Senate Bill 69 and a $50,000 allocation to this office by the Governor)

Centering Pregnancy Birth Outcomes Project (same as above)

The Affordable Care Act Information Video (see below)

The University Church Based Clinic Initiative is an innovative way to partner the lead research university in the state of New Mexico with a community faith based organization to bring healthcare to people where they worship. This initiative will result in primary care provision in at least one Albuquerque church that will accommodate 6 exam rooms, 1 community room, waiting space and a small pharmacy. Healthcare in this form, gives new meaning to the term medical home by bringing care to the community, within its own backyard.