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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Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus
The Importance of Good Dental Health
A Challenge for Many Families
Start Young with Cancer Prevention
A Threat We Can’t See or Smell
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
The STD Hiding in Plain Sight
Adults Need Vaccines, Too
Decrease in Childhood Obesity
Videos Focusing on the Toddler Years


Be a Healthy Valentine

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what better way to make the love in our lives last than loving our health? Think of how many times have you heard the advice ‘you can’t love someone else until you love yourself’? Loving ourselves isn’t just about having good self-esteem; it’s about taking care of our bodies, hearts and minds.

Encouraging New Mexicans to Listen to Their Heart

It’s American Heart Month this February, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day.

Flu Shot Clinic in Taos

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Taos Public Health Office will be hosting walk-in flu shot clinics daily at the Taos Public Health Office. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.


Application Process for Licensing of MCP Non-Profit Producers

The New Mexico Department of Health opened the request for applications period for the licensing of non-profit producers for the Medical Cannabis program. Currently there are 23 licensed non-profit producers in the program, which are located throughout the state. No new LNPPs have been added since 2010.

First Human West Nile Virus Case in New Mexico for 2015

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 12-year-old girl from Valencia County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness, but is now at home recovering. This is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year.

Hantavirus Death of McKinley County Man

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six HPS cases. Three of them resulting in death.