New Mexico Department of Health

Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.
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Donate Life

By signing up on the Donate Life New Mexico Registry you give consent to donate your organs, eyes, and tissue upon death. The Registry allows you to specify your gift of donation. Organ, eye and tissue donation represents a Gift of Life from one individual to another. The New Mexico Donor Registry ensures that those who want to donate can do so.

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You and Your Toddler

Feelings add spark to life. They can be both satisfying and upsetting. Feelings try to tell us something, usually about what we need to feel content. Toddlers will tell you what is going on by expressing strong feelings: shrieking for joy or screaming in anger. Toddlers have an uncontrollable desire to find out about themselves and their world.

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Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

The Office of Policy and Accountability facilitates a state-wide health assessment of the population of New Mexico. This is a collaborative process for sharing and analyzing data concerning health status, health challenges and potential resources available to address health issues.

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Text 4 Baby

Join the hundreds of thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby's first year. You'll receive critical health tips timed to where you are in your pregnancy, critical health and safety tips timed to your baby’s age up to baby’s first birthday.

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Safe Sleep for Infants

Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed is one of the leading causes of death for infants. The majority of these incidents occur during sleep. Most infant suffocations occur when babies are placed face down on a soft surface that they sink into. Infants who are 0 to 4 months old have the greatest risk of suffocating.


Latest Publications


Latest News

The Difference Public Health Workers Make April 9, 2014 - Public Health - Celebration

With every job comes challenge. Any truck driver can tell you, you can’t drive an 18-wheeler like a car; an accountant knows handling finances is more than just addition and subtraction, and New Mexico Department of Health employees prove results d... « read more »

Small Bite, Big Threat April 7, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Celebration

While many New Mexicans in our state are aware how mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus and fleas potentially are infected with Plague, there are lesser known but potentially deadly diseases in the state where the infectious agent is carried by ticks... « read more »

Public Health Keeps Families Healthy from the Start April 2, 2014 - Public Relations - Celebration

The theme for National Public Health Week this year is: “Public Health: Start Here”, and in so many ways it begins with the Department of Health. Our accomplishments over the last century or so have included providing vaccinations to adults and c... « read more »

Upcoming Events

Los Lunas Community Program
445 Camino del Rey, Suite A, Los Lunas, NM 87031 505-865-9611 Phone

The Governing Board will receive committee reports, and discuss health facility policies and quality assurance/performance improvement activities and reports, as well as any other business that may regularly come before the Governing Board. The public is welcome to attend this meeting.


Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-827-2613 Phone - 505-827-2530 Fax

Meeting will be in the auditorium (Room A-1006). Enter the Building using the Northwest entrance, which has push button door openers if needed. The entrance to the auditorium (A-1006) is on the right as you enter the building.