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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Love them. Protect Them. Immunize Them.

August 1-15, 2015. Provides opportunities for children to stay up-to-date on their immunizations. Participating providers open their doors for any child who presents for immunizations, regardless of whether he/she is a patient or whether he/she has insurance. Click on the banner above to find a provider nearest you.

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Health System Innovation

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Human Services Department has been awarded funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative to improve population health and health outcomes, guided by the vision of “A Healthier New Mexico”.

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End Hunger in New Mexico Summit

This summit offers a wide variety of topics dealing with hunger issues in the State of New Mexico. Presenters will include experts on the subject of hunger; workshops will include a review of the first Hunger Summit accomplishments, solutions, resources and connections to services throughout the State. Register now!

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Nursing Careers

If you’re looking for a good work/life balance, want to help shape policy and improve population health, then you're on the right track! We offer one of the best retirement plans in the country and a great benefits package. With ~310 days of sunshine a year, you can enjoy New Mexico’s beautiful and unique landscape when you’re not at work.

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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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Got Shots? Protect Tots! Immunization - Shot Clinic Thursday August 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cineport 10 Movie Theater
Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011 575-523-7991 x10 Phone

Making sure our children get all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things we can do as parents to endure their long-term health – and not just their health, but the health of our children’s friends, classmates, even our community. The New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Primary Care Association and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition are working together in making sure all New Mexico children are immunized on time with this special immunization event.

World Breastfeeding Week Women, Infants and Children - Convention Friday August 7 @ 1:30 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 year's World Breastfeeding Week theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work.” The theme addresses a growing necessity: Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed. There is no cost to participate. There will be food, games and giveaways. Mothers attending will also get some much deserved pampering from students of Olympian University of Cosmetology.