Champions of Change
Dr. Richard Kozoll, MD, MPH has practiced family and preventive medicine in the small community of Cuba, New Mexico since 1975. An avid outdoorsman, Richard is dedicated to creating opportunities for members of his community to lead active, outdoor lifestyles. In addition to his medical work, Richard helps lead Step Into Cuba, a program to promote healthy physical activity through development of sidewalks, paths, trails, social support, and opportunities for lifestyle change. The program is guided by a partnership of organizations and individuals – the Step Into Cuba Alliance – and coordinated by the Nacimiento Community Foundation. In 2010 Step Into Cuba was awarded the 2010 American Trails’ national Trails for Health award. His personal reward is observing his neighbors and patients improve their health through introduction of outdoor physical activity into their lives.