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WIC Program Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers August 23, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

Today, the Women, Infants, and Children program was recognized nationally for supporting breastfeeding mothers. New Mexico’s program was one of only eight in the nation to receive the Loving Support Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture. To receive the award, progra... « read more »



Hobbs WIC Program Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month August 12, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Lea County Women, Infants, Children program in partnership with Natural Nesters and the Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center, will host its annual National Breastfeeding Month Event at the Lea County Mom and Baby Fair in Hobbs. « read more »



Anthony, Chaparral, Sunland Park Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week August 1, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Anthony, Chaparral, and Sunland Park Women, Infants, Children programs and the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, New Mexico Office of Border Health, City of Anthony NM, Town of Anthony TX, and surrounding businesses and programs will host its first ever “... « read more »



Moriarty WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Moriarty Women, Infants, Children program in partnership with the Moriarty Community Library, will host its annual Big Latch On Event in Moriarty. « read more »



Las Cruces WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Women, Infants, Children program will host its annual World Breastfeeding Week celebration at the Las Cruces Central Public Health Office. « read more »



Española WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week July 22, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Española Women, Infants, Children program and the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force will host its annual Española World Breastfeeding Event at the Beatrice Martinez Stroke Center. « read more »



National Nurses Week Celebration May 9, 2016 - Public Relations - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health joins in the American Nurses Association’s celebration of the nation’s more than 3 million registered nurses, the largest health care profession, during National Nurses Week May 6-12. « read more »



Spring Into Good Health Community and Resource Fair April 21, 2016 - Southwest Public Health Region - Celebration

The free event brings together dozens of agencies and community resources to aid residents seeking self-improvement opportunities. Services and information provided at the event include ways to stay active and eat healthy, family wellness, cooking & nutrition, Medicaid services, income support and... « read more »



New Mexico Youth the Focus of Annual Conference April 16, 2016 - School and Adolescent Health - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health is proud to announce the 20th annual Head-to-Toe Conference kick off at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The conference is the state’s premiere event for school health professionals, and welcomes everyone from school nurses to guidance counselors – all work... « read more »



San Miguel Public Health Office Hosts Health and Resource Fair March 28, 2016 - Public Health - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host a Community Health and Resource Fair. The free event brings together local agencies and community resources to aid residents seeking self-improvement opportunities. « read more »



Las Cruces Public Health Office Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 3, 2015 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children nutritional program will host a World Breastfeeding Week Celebration at the Las Cruces Public Health Office, 1170 N. Solano Dr. in Las Cruces, on Friday, Aug. 7 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. « read more »



Moms, Get Empowered; Breastfeed July 29, 2015 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The department’s Women Infants and Children clinics around the state will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, the international celebration held annually, August 1-7. The celebration encourages breastfeeding, which improves the health of babies and mothers around the world. « read more »



Department of Health Breaks Ground on New Alzheimer’s Facility July 21, 2015 - Public Relations - Celebration

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health broke ground on a new $23 million facility for state veterans in need of long-term Alzheimer’s and skilled nursing care at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences, NM. « read more »



Public Health Office in Santa Rosa Hosting an Open House April 17, 2015 - Northeast Public Health Region - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that the Guadalupe County Public Health Office in Santa Rosa will be hosting an open house. The goal is for community members to interact with public health staff and learn more about the services provided at the public health office. « read more »



Women, Infants, & Children Reaches Out to New Mexico Mothers March 20, 2015 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children nutritional program launches a media campaign commemorating its 40th anniversary this week, featuring New Mexico families who benefit from the program’s nutritious foods and nutrition education. « read more »



National Native Americans HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 18, 2015 - HIV/AIDS Treatment - Celebration

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is being observed in New Mexico and across the nation on Friday, March 20th. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about the impact that HIV/AIDS has on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to honor those who are infected or a... « read more »



State Senate Reconfirms Secretary of Health Retta Ward February 27, 2015 - Public Relations - Celebration

Ward has served as the Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Health since January 2013. Prior to that, she served as Cabinet Secretary of the Aging and Long Term Services Department. « read more »



Public Health Day at the Legislature January 23, 2015 - Public Health - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health will join state partners to host Public Heath Day at the State Capitol Monday, January 26th from 8:00am - 4:00pm. The event will include Department of Health employees along with more than 20 other agencies to raise awareness among policymakers and the public of... « read more »



Free New Resources for Great American Smokeout November 19, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages New Mexico tobacco users to use its free upgraded services available to help residents stop using tobacco this Thursday, November 20th during the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout. « read more »



Grand Opening of New WIC Office November 14, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward participated in the grand opening of a new Women’s Infants Children’s office. The 2,300 square foot facility features a large waiting area, WIC classrooms, nutrition offices and secure storage area for WIC supplies. « read more »

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