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New Mexicans Urged to Prevent & Manage Diabetes November is National Diabetes Awareness Month October 29, 2021 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

SANTA FE--During Diabetes Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages New Mexicans to take advantage of the free programs the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers to help prevent and manage diabetes and other chronic conditions. « read more »



State Offers Guidance for COVID-19 Booster Shots Boosters now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines October 22, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

SANTA FE - On Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the approval of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. (Pfizer boosters have been available since late September.) The CDC also approved “mixing an... « read more »



State enacts crisis standards of care Provides clarity, flexibility to patients and providers October 18, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

SANTA FE - Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the enactment of Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for the state’s health care system. « read more »



Department of Health investigates two suspected wound botulism cases June 10, 2021 - Public Health - Information

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating two suspected cases of wound botulism, one involving a 26-year-old Rio Arriba County woman; the other a 40-year-old man from Bernalillo County, both patients report injection drug use. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Encourages New Mexicans To Use the 5-3-1 Visibility Method During Wildland Fires to Protect Their Health from Smoke April 27, 2021 - Air Quality - Information

With the wildfire season underway, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminds New Mexicans that air quality can change rapidly during wildfire season and you might need to make quick decisions about whether or not to go outside. « read more »



NMDOH Appoints Mark Orgeron as Executive Director for Care Operations April 1, 2021 - Administrative Services - Information

NMDOH Appoints Mark Orgeron as Executive Director for Care Operations « read more »



Department of Health Proposing Legislative Efforts to Reduce Fentanyl, Other Drug Overdose Deaths February 18, 2021 - Drug Overdose Data - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), in partnership with state lawmakers, proposes Senate Bill 255 which seeks to update sections of the state’s Harm Reduction Act to better allow the department to combat the rising number of Fentanyl and other drug overdose deaths in the state. « read more »



NMDOH Lifts Lodging Restrictions During Extreme Weather Conditions February 13, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

The current COVID-19 restrictions on lodging capacity are suspended during times of extreme weather conditions and road closures. « read more »



Legislation to curb congenital syphilis advances in New Mexico Senate New policy would prevent birth defects and infant deaths February 11, 2021 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information

New policy would prevent birth defects and infant deaths The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday shared an update about key legislation intended to combat congenital syphilis in New Mexico. « read more »



Department of Health reports fatal human plague case in Rio Arriba County August 7, 2020 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the death of a man in his 20s from Rio Arriba County of septicemic plague, the first human plague death in New Mexico this year, and the second human plague case overall. « read more »



State health secretary to retire July 3, 2020 - Administrative Services - Information

Kunkel will remain in place through crisis to assist state response « read more »



Governor signs modified, extended public health order easing some restrictions and requiring face coverings May 15, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday urged New Mexicans to stay the course in the state’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 as a modified emergency public health order eases restrictions on retail operations and requires everyone to wear a cloth face covering in public, among other changes. « read more »



State to further modify public health emergency order May 13, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Wednesday announced New Mexico’s emergency public health order, set to expire May 15, will be extended through May 31 and modified to allow most retailers to operate at 25 percent of their maximum occupancy as determined by fir... « read more »



TODAY: Governor, State Officials to Give Public COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be joined by state officials at 3 PM today, Monday, to give a public update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and to make an announcement regarding a statewide stay-at-home instruction. « read more »



Governor Issues Five Executive Orders to Free Up $3.25M to Address COVID-19 Public Health Emergency March 16, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued five executive orders authorizing up to $3,250,000 of additional funding for emergency response and disaster relief efforts to address the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funding will be used to assist in humanitarian relief, public health... « read more »



Insurance Superintendent Guarantees Free COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for New Mexicans March 13, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

In response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s March 11 declaration of a public health emergency, Superintendent of Insurance Russell Toal has issued an emergency rule prohibiting health insurers from imposing cost sharing, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles, for testing and health ca... « read more »



New Mexico Announces Sixth Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case March 13, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

New Mexico health officials on Thursday afternoon announced a sixth New Mexico resident tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the five presumptive positive tests this week. « read more »



New Mexico Announces Fifth Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case March 13, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

New Mexico health officials on Thursday announced a fifth New Mexico resident tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the four presumptive positive tests Wednesday. « read more »



Department of Health to Present COVID-19 Forums in Roswell and Clovis March 4, 2020 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

Community leaders, health providers and public welcome The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will present the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus and the department’s role in preparing for it at two public forums in southeast New Mexico Friday, March 6th. « read more »



Department of Health to Present COVID-19 Forum in Las Cruces March 4, 2020 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will present the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus and the department’s role in preparing for it Thursday, March 4th at the Las Cruces City Council Chambers, 700 N. Main St. in Las Cruces at 2 p.m. « read more »

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