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Commissions and Committees Resources

Links to commission and committee websites throughout the state.


Addressing Concerns about Vaccines & Autism

Addressing Concerns about Vaccines & Autism

Addressing Concerns about Vaccines & Autism

This information on this page deals specifically with the claims that vaccines cause autism and have led some parents to delay or refuse vaccines for their children. The most common claims are that autism is caused by vaccines that contain thimerosal, or too many vaccines. Many studies have been done to test these claims. None has shown that vaccines cause autism.

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Leading nonprofit family health organization whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and outreach. - See more at: http://www.aanma.org/about-aanma/#sthash.pxSu7UI0.dpuf

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

A professional organization with more than 6,800 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

An organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

A national non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for oral health. It was organized in 1948 and is one of 17 affiliates of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope. On this website you can find basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options.

American Dental Association

American Dental Association

American Dental Association

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the American Dental Association has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. They are committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public. Their vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

American Lung Association

American Lung Association

American Lung Association

The leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

American Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The association advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. We are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine

A professional society representing over 3,400 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

American Thoracic Society Chapters

American Thoracic Society Chapters

American Thoracic Society Chapters

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries.

American Water Works Association

American Water Works Association

American Water Works Association

Provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

Ask the Experts: Diseases & Vaccines

Ask the Experts: Diseases & Vaccines

Ask the Experts: Diseases & Vaccines

The Immunization Action Coalition website is the nation’s premier source of child, teen, and adult immunization information for health professionals and their patients.

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

A non-profit organization committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental health through information sharing and collaborative research.

Association of Public Health Dentistry

Association of Public Health Dentistry

Association of Public Health Dentistry

Founded in 1937, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health. AAPHD membership is open to all individuals concerned with improving the oral health of the public.

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Shaping national and global health outcomes by promoting the value and contributions of public health laboratories and continuously improving the public health laboratory system and practice.

Association of Public Health Nurses

Association of Public Health Nurses

Association of Public Health Nurses

Working to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by fostering high public health nursing practice standards, promoting and providing educational opportunities, and advancing the public health nursing role.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

The primary function of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials website is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

Asthma Association of School Administrators

Asthma Association of School Administrators

Asthma Association of School Administrators

AASA was funded for ten years under cooperative agreements from the Centers for Disease Control/Division of Adolescent and School Health. AASA fully supports the involvement of school system leaders to address asthma.

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. We serve a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. We are a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

Chronic Disease Prevention Council

Chronic Disease Prevention Council

Chronic Disease Prevention Council

Formed in 1997, The Chronic Disease Prevention Council is a multidisciplinary body of experts seeking to reduce chronic disease in New Mexico. Through quarterly meetings, the Council creates a forum for collaboration and communication to break down disease specific silos and focus on prevention and control issues for chronic diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and diseases related to obesity and tobacco use.

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

A multiyear national movement engaging federal, state and local leaders, public and private agencies, professionals and communities to employ quality improvement, innovation and collaborative learning to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes.

Commission for the Blind

Commission for the Blind

Commission for the Blind

This site is designed to provide access to information and services provided by the New Mexico Commission for the Blind, as well as information of general interest to persons who are blind or have low vision.

Commission on Disability

Commission on Disability

Commission on Disability

Improving the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility, and full participation in the benefits of life and rights of all individuals.

Community Guide

Community Guide

Community Guide

A credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists works to advance public health policy and epidemiologic capacity. We also provide information, education, and developmental support of practicing epidemiologists in a wide range of areas as well as expertise for program and surveillance efforts. We are an organization of member states and territories representing public health epidemiologists. We also work to establish more effective relationships among state and other health agencies. We also provides technical advice and assistance to partner organizations and to federal public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Crime Victims Reparation Commission

Crime Victims Reparation Commission

Crime Victims Reparation Commission

If you have been a victim of a violent crime, you may be eligible for compensation through this commission.

CSTE Occupational Health Program

CSTE Occupational Health Program

CSTE Occupational Health Program

Works to advance public health policy and epidemiologic capacity. We also provide information, education, and developmental support of practicing epidemiologists in a wide range of areas as well as expertise for program and surveillance efforts.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

The New Mexico Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing website is a dynamic resource offering information on programs & services, & important issues impacting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in New Mexico.

Early Learning New Mexico

Early Learning New Mexico

Early Learning New Mexico

Promotes quality early learning experiences for children prenatal to age five, so that kids are ready to thrive when they get to Kindergarten. Also has resources for parents to support their child’s early development.

Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism

Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism

Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism

Claims that vaccines cause autism have led some parents to delay or refuse vaccines for their children. Many studies have been done to test these claims. None has shown that vaccines cause autism. This sheet lays out the facts to help parents understand why experts do not think vaccines cause autism.

Free the Patio

Free the Patio

Free the Patio

We are New Mexicans who care about our health and the health of our friends, family, and loved ones.

Free the Patio Survey Report

Free the Patio Survey Report

Free the Patio Survey Report

In an effort to decrease patrons’ and workers’ exposure to secondhand smoke on patios, the New Mexico Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program (TUPAC) launched a voluntary policy campaign in 2012 called Free The Patio in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico’s two largest cities.

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma. Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, we fund glaucoma research world-wide. This page offers information about what Glaucoma is, care and treatment, research, and how to get involved.

Great American Smokeout®

Great American Smokeout®

Great American Smokeout®

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Harm Reduction Coalition

Harm Reduction Coalition

Harm Reduction Coalition

Harm Reduction Coalition was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1994 by a working group of needle exchange providers, advocates and drug users. Today, we are strengthened by an extensive and diverse network of allies who challenge the persistent stigma faced by people who use drugs and advocate for policy and public health reform.

Head-to-Toe Conference

Head-to-Toe Conference

Head-to-Toe Conference

The Head to Toe Conference makes every effort to keep our programming cutting edge and balanced to meet the variety of skill levels and interests of our audience, all presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of our community.

Health Care Utilization Project

Health Care Utilization Project

Health Care Utilization Project

Nationwide databases which can be used to identify, track, and analyze national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes.

Health Equity

Health Equity

Health Equity

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States. Their primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

Health Insight New Mexico

Health Insight New Mexico

Health Insight New Mexico

HealthInsight New Mexico is the state’s premier and independent health care consulting organization dedicated to the facilitation of positive changes in the delivery of health care.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy

Health Literacy

This page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. These resources are for all organizations that interact and communicate with people about health.

Health Policy Commission

Health Policy Commission

Health Policy Commission

The Health Policy Commission website will help New Mexican’s improve their health status by being the State’s trusted advisor on health policy issues.

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

This publication provides both brief and detailed recommendations that healthcare personnel can use for administering various vaccinations to their patients.

HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide

HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide

HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide

Recovery from stroke is a lifelong process. For many people recovery begins with formal rehabilitation. It is important for you and your family to know that no matter where you are in your recovery journey - there is always hope. Learn as much as you can about stroke and recovery, and the resources that are available. National Stroke Association has designed this publication to provide you with valuable information and help you on your road to recovery.

Hospital, Nursing Care, Behavioral Health and Laboratory Accreditation

Hospital, Nursing Care, Behavioral Health and Laboratory Accreditation

Hospital, Nursing Care, Behavioral Health and Laboratory Accreditation

Hospitals participating in The Joint Commission’s accreditation process receive expert assistance and support from individual account executives and standards implementation and patient safety experts. Joint Commission certified surveyors provide a rigorous evaluation of the hospital’s patient care processes and helpful expert advice on how to improve.

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