New Mexico Department of Health
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School-Based Health Center Changes
Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus
The Importance of Good Dental Health
A Challenge for Many Families
Start Young with Cancer Prevention
A Threat We Can’t See or Smell
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
The STD Hiding in Plain Sight
Adults Need Vaccines, Too
Decrease in Childhood Obesity


Diabetes Alert Day

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing Tuesday, March 28 as “Diabetes Alert Day”, to raise awareness about the disease and to encourage New Mexicans take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

World Tuberculosis Day

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in recognizing World Tuberculosis Day. The commemoration, held March 24th of each year, raises awareness about tuberculosis.

Shigellosis in Three Southeast New Mexico Counties

The New Mexico Department of Health continues its investigation of a 10-month increase in cases of Shigella sonnei (a.k.a., Shigella or Shigellosis) infections in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties.


Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Found in Sierra County

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Sierra County. This is the first time this mosquito species has been identified in this county.

Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program Relocating

Beginning July 5, the Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program will be operating out of a new location, 1474 Rodeo Rd., Suite 200, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The program is relocating to a larger space, which will have room for additional employees and infrastructure to keep up with the increase in patients.

Application Process for Licensing of MCP Non-Profit Producers

The New Mexico Department of Health opened the request for applications period for the licensing of non-profit producers for the Medical Cannabis program. Currently there are 23 licensed non-profit producers in the program, which are located throughout the state. No new LNPPs have been added since 2010.