A roadmap for the agency on how to remain a vital part of an effective health system today and into the future. In order to achieve this purpose, we must commit to doing all we can to ensure that there is an adequate and competent workforce, and that we are collaborating with our partners to create community environments that promote healthy lifestyles and the prevention of injury and disease.
This is an exciting time for public health in New Mexico. We have the opportunity to assure that we are using the best and most appropriate evidence-based interventions available to address the significant public health challenges confronting the State.
Asthma is a widespread and serious health condition, particularly for children, which requires regular and consistent health care to control. The NMCOA is poised to improve asthma care and outcomes in the state through professional and community outreach. This document highlights the work of the NMCOA to date, the current state of asthma in New Mexico, goals and objectives for the next five years.