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Legislation to Fight Drug Abuse and Overdose Fatalities March 4, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation to fight prescription drug abuse and overdose fatalities in New Mexico. « read more »

Secretary Retta Ward March 3, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

We have some very difficult and heartbreaking news to share. It is with the heaviest heart that we inform you that our precious Secretary Ward was involved in an accident this morning, and unfortunately she did not survive. « read more »

Changes for Two Albuquerque Public Health Offices February 26, 2016 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it is increasing clinical capacity at the South Valley Health Commons Office. The Department also announced that it is closing the Alamosa Public Health Office due to underutilization. « read more »

Get Educated About Zika Virus February 24, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

Zika virus is a topic discussed over and over by media, leaving whoever reads or watches coverage to be concerned for good reason. « read more »

Hobbs Public Health Office Honored for Piloting Project February 23, 2016 - Public Health Regions - Information

New Mexico Department of Health staff at Hobbs Public Health Office, is being honored for going the extra mile. « read more »

Final Rules Published for the HIS Act Advisory Committee February 15, 2016 - Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today the final rules outlining the duties and responsibilities of the Health Information System Act Advisory Committee have been published in the New Mexico Register. Pursuant to the rules, the first advisory committee meeting will occur in Santa Fe. « read more »

Start Young with Cancer Prevention January 21, 2016 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Information

Cancer is a disease that touches so many of our lives. The American Cancer Society estimates in 2014 alone there was an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the United States. It remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 o... « read more »

Folic Acid: More Important Than You May Think January 13, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Think you are getting all of the vitamins you need from your diet alone? Truth is, most of us are not. It is hard to get enough of certain vitamins from food alone. One vitamin everyone needs is folic acid. « read more »

Teen Birthrates Decline 57 Percent in New Mexico January 6, 2016 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics has released new data revealing a 57 percent decrease in birthrates among teens ages 15 to 17 between 2000 and 2014 in New Mexico. « read more »

Top New Mexico Baby Names of 2015 December 28, 2015 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2015 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »

Vital Records Service Changes for Cibola County December 23, 2015 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola Public Health Office, in Grants will no longer be providing Vital Records service as of Wednesday, Dec. 23. « read more »

Five for ’15: Public Health and You December 23, 2015 - Public Health - Information

For the New Mexico Department of Health, it has been – as it always is – a busy year. For those working to provide for a healthier New Mexico, there has been a lot of work done in 2015, much of which will continue into 2016 and beyond. Here’s just five big things that happened that impact pub... « read more »

Coping with Holiday Stress December 16, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

As we’ve all noticed at one point or another, holidays don’t necessarily come with a vacation; in fact, they tend to come with their own “to‐do” lists. In fact, they often include their own unique brand of stress. « read more »

Heart Disease and Septicemia Top Reasons for Hospitalizations December 3, 2015 - Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data - Information

Heart disease and septicemia, an infection of the blood, are the two leading causes for hospitalizations in all health regions of New Mexico except for the Southeast region where psychoses is the leading cause for all hospitalizations. « read more »

Play it Safe Shopping this Holiday Season December 2, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The holiday season is in full swing, which means we have only a few weeks left to shop for Christmas presents. For anyone shopping a child, it’s important to take their age and safety into consideration. « read more »

Honoring Emergency Responders and Hospital Staff who Work in Rural Areas November 19, 2015 - Emergency Medical Systems - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is recognizing rural hospitals and emergency responders on National Rural Health Day, for their work to keep New Mexicans healthy and safe. About 30 percent of New Mexico’s population lives in a rural area. « read more »

Free Resources to Help New Mexicans Quit Smoking November 18, 2015 - Nicotine Cessation - Information

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout® is a day when smokers across the nation make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Department of Health wants to encourage New Mexicans who smoke or use tobacco products to utilize free services avail... « read more »

Diabetes Awareness Month: Taking Steps to a Healthier You November 18, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that diabetes affects more than 170,000 adults statewide. That’s one 1 out of every 8 adults, and for some of them, it’s an emotional roller coaster. The National Diabetes Education Program says it’s common for people with diabetes to feel overwhelm... « read more »

New Mexico Department of Health Receives National Accreditation November 16, 2015 - Accreditation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is now one of the 12 state health departments in the country to receive PHAB accreditation. The Department of Health’s accredited status could make New Mexico more competitive for funding. In the future, health departments that are accredited could be favorably... « read more »

Department of Health Nurses Receive Nursing Excellence Awards November 10, 2015 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is pleased to announce that two nurses from the Public Health Division were recognized with Nursing Excellence Awards. This year, seven nurses from the Department were nominated for the awards. « read more »

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