New Mexico Health Security Act (SB 226)
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Bruce Trigg, MD
Dr. Trigg is a pediatrician who worked 23 years with the New Mexico Department of Health until his retirement in 2011. He served as medical director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program and worked in correctional health care and with harm reduction approaches to injecting drug use.
Dr. Trigg is currently a clinician providing methadone and buprenorphine treatment for people who are addicted to opiates. He also has recently worked as an international consultant in addiction treatment in several Southeast Asian countries.
A long time advocate for a single-payer, national health program for the US, he is an active member of Physicians for a National Health Program and is the C0-Chair of the New Mexico chapter; the New Mexico Network of Health Professionals for a National Health Program (NHP Squared).
Dr. Trigg is Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1981 and did his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. From 1983 to 1986 he worked as a general medical officer with the Indian Health Service of the US Public Health Service in Native American communities in New Mexico and Arizona.
Local Unions Endorsing HR676
- IAM Local Lodge 794, Albuquerque, NM
- Central New Mexico Labor Council, Albuquerque, NM