In 2011, the New Mexico Asthma Control partnered with Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington, New Mexico to develop a program of patient self-management education for people with asthma.
From June 17-19, 2014 the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of New Mexico held their latest Summer Asthma Institute on managing pediatric asthma, organized by Dr. Marie L. Lobo, PhD, RN, FAAN, at the College of Nursing in Albuquerque.
This report presents evaluation findings from the most recent year of an NMACP-sponsored asthma self-management education program based at a critical access hospital in the Southeast, including program background, implementation, and impact on patient physical health and quality of life. Uses quantitative and qualitative data to examine program impact and propose recommendations.
This factsheet briefly presents findings from last year’s asthma self-management education program at Nor-Lea GH, describing the program and some of its results. Self-management education empowers patients and caregivers to manage their chronic disease, reducing their need to access emergency care and improving their quality of life.
Funding to support the collection, analysis and sharing of surveillance data and other lead-related information with its partners and the public has been used to survey lead data surveillance users. This publication describes the results from our survey and how they will be used to help plan surveillance and communication activities during the next two years.
The purpose of this report is to characterize the use of and need for different types of lead-related data among New Mexico’s communities and decision-makers, as well as housing, child development, and health professionals.
To evaluate the implementation and patient outcomes associated with an asthma self-management program based at a critical access hospital in the southeast region of New Mexico, where asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits are higher than the New Mexico state average.
The 2014 Asthma Surveillance Data Users Survey asked New Mexicans who work with, care for, and support children and adults with asthma about the data resources they use and the kinds of data which are useful to them in activities like planning, advocacy, healthcare, and grant-writing.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in New Mexico, with an estimated 150,000 adults and 47,000 children currently having the disease. People with asthma are more likely to miss school or work, report feelings of depression, and experience an overall reduced quality of life compared to those without asthma.
A pilot project was implemented March-August 2011 in Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington New Mexico. The project was to provide asthma self-management education to individuals and then survey the impact of the program. This report provides details of the demographics of those who participated, a summary of the program impact and sustainability, and final recommendations for the future.
A 2007 analysis of New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center call data for work-related illness and injury due to pesticides found that the Southwestern region of the state had the highest rate of calls over any other region. The southwestern region, including Doña Ana, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties along the NM-Mexico border, is highly agricultural, but little is known about pesticide exposures of farmworkers there.
This report encompasses year five activities of the WDSP for the calendar year 2005. Weekly monitoring of reported cases of each disease is a priority. The EHEB works closely with the Infectious Disease Bureau at NMDOH and the NMED Drinking Water Bureau, with following up of potential cases.
This report encompasses year four of the WDSP for the calendar year 2004. Weekly monitoring of reported cases of each disease is a priority. The EHEB works closely with the Infectious Disease Bureau at NMDOH and the NMED Drinking Water Bureau, on follow-up of potential cases.
This report encompasses year three of the WDSP for the calendar year 2003. Weekly monitoring of reported cases of each disease is a priority. The EHEB works closely with the Infectious Disease Bureau and the NMED Drinking Water Bureau, to follow up on potential cases.
This report encompasses year two of the WDSP (2002). Year 2002 program changes reflected recommendations noted in the Year 2001 annual report. Weekly monitoring of reported cases of each disease was deemed a priority. The Environmental Health Epidemiology Unit (EHEU) worked closely with the Infectious Disease Unit to follow up cases.