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.

Asthma Program Partnerships

New Mexico Council on Asthma

New Mexico Council on Asthma’s mission and vision is to reduce asthma health disparities and improve the quality of life for all people with asthma in New Mexico by coordinating statewide efforts, bringing together community organizations and others to achieve sustainable statewide changes in the environment, education and quality of health care as they relate to asthma.The New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) is a coalition of healthcare organizations sharing a vested interest in reducing the asthma disease burden in New Mexico. Its five-year strategic plan, Breathing Easy in New Mexico – Addressing the Burden of Asthma through Action 2014-2019, serves as a guide to the NMCOA stakeholders as they work toward improving asthma outcomes in the state. The Asthma Control Program has been an active participant in the NMCOA since 2010.


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.Formed in 1997, the Chronic Disease Prevention Council (CDPC) is a multidisciplinary body of experts seeking to reduce chronic disease in New Mexico. Through quarterly meetings, the CDPC 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.

CDPC is responsible for the facilitation of the New Mexico Shared Strategic Plan (NMSSP) created by a statewide leadership team in 2010. The NMSSP combines state-level chronic disease specific plans, identifying common risk factors, promoting multi-level prevention and management strategies, and aiming to improve health at both the individual and community level. CDPC and the application of the NMSSP will result in a more coordinated, concerted effort that taps into the skills, talents, and experience of a diversity of organizations.