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.

Office of Border Health

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Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program

Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program

Binational Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Program

This program funds sites at the local level, which then carry out enhanced surveillance projects with laboratory testing in the border region. This approach allows partners to tailor surveillance to local disease priorities, focus on special populations such as binational or mobile populations, detect potential outbreaks through early case confirmation, provide public health interventions, and work with partners across the border to develop and strengthen data sharing and communication systems.

I Wish I Had Known

I Wish I Had Known

I Wish I Had Known

A diabetes education film produced by the New Mexico Department of Health's Office of Border Health.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Tells the stories of five New Mexicans and how illegal drugs affected their lives and that of their loved ones.

The Zebra Among the Horses

The Zebra Among the Horses

The Zebra Among the Horses

Valley fever is the more common name for coccidioidomycosis - a relatively rare lung infection caused by the ingestion of a fungi commonly found in dirt, where it can easily be breathed into the lungs.

United States-México Border Health Commission

United States-México Border Health Commission

United States-México Border Health Commission

Created as a binational health commission in July 2000 with the signing of an agreement by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of the United States and the Secretary of Health of México. On December 21, 2004, the Commission was designated as a Public International Organization by Executive Order of the President. The mission of the United States-México Border Health Commission is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-México border.