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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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This event has been successful over the last seven years of removing over 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of medication from circulation. Dozens of locations in New Mexico are set up as collection sites and will be staffed by state and local police and county sheriff’s departments. The service is free and anonymous.

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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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 23, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health urges residents to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Collection sites in Southwest New Mexico as well as state-wide will be set up as and staffed by state and local police and county sheriff'... « read more »

Spring Allergies Nothing to Sneeze At April 23, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Healthy Living

Ah, Spring! Flowers bloom. Trees grow new leaves. The weather warms up. What’s not to love about it? I’ll tell you what’s not to love: Massive wind gusts, pollen and dust blowing everywhere, runny noses and eyes getting all watery or puffy an... « read more »

Public Health Offices Close at Noon Friday April 17, 2014 - Public Health Regions - Information

Public Health Offices across New Mexico will close at noon April 18th for seasonal observance. Offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21st « read more »

Upcoming Events

Community Health and Resource Fair Border Health - Convention Friday April 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Las Cruces Central Public Health Office
1170 N. Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88001 575-528-5001 Phone - 575-528-6024 Fax

This free event brings together dozens of agencies and community resources to aid residents seeking self-improvement opportunities. Services and information provided at the event include ways to stay active and healthy, cancer prevention, healthy aging, family strengthening, saving energy, cooking & nutrition, expanded Medicaid services, income support and employment assistance. Blood pressure checks and blood glucose testing will be available at no cost.