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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Children's Oral Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.

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Fight the Flu

Getting the flu feels awful. Sometimes it can even be dangerous and lead to severe illness and complications, including death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Click the banner above to learn what you need to do to fight the flu anywhere you go.

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Community Health Worker Certification

We have developed a standardized, statewide training program and a certification process for community health workers. This is a big step towards our vision of reducing health inequalities for our diverse communities through increased access to high-quality, cost-effective, and integrated health care and social services. Get certified today!

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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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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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Flu (Influenza) Immunization - Shot Clinic Monday February 15 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ruidoso Community Center
501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345

The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications.

Joint Organization on EMS Education Retreat EMS Committees - Convention Wednesday March 2 @ 8:00 AM - Thursday March 3 @ 5:00 PM
Lodge at Sierra Blanca
107 Sierra Blanca Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345 888‐323‐5216 Phone

This is a two day event and special hotel room rates are available. You must make your reservations by February 15th and tell the hotel that you are with the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services educator conference to get the special room rates. A full hot breakfast buffet is included with every night’s stay.