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Free New Resources for Great American Smokeout November 19, 2014 - Tobacco 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 »



November is National Diabetes Month November 6, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Celebration

In New Mexico, diabetes affects approximately 204,000 or 1 in 8 adults. Of those adults with diabetes, about 26 percent don’t know they have it. More than 29 million Americans—or about 9 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Additionally, 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, a co... « read more »



World Breastfeeding Week August 1, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) clinics around the state celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, the international celebration now underway and held annually, August 1-7. The celebration encourages breastfeeding, which improves the health of babies and mothers a... « read more »



Self-Management Programs Summit June 27, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will be hosting its 2014 Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program and National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) Evidenced-Based Summit today at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW in Albuquerque. « read more »



National Conference for Public Health Nurses May 5, 2014 - Public Health - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN) are proud to announce that this year’s annual APHN conference is taking place in New Mexico for the first time in the organization’s history. « read more »



New Mexico Kids the Focus of Annual Conference April 30, 2014 - Public Health - Celebration

The conference is the state’s premiere event for school health professionals, and welcomes everyone from school nurses to guidance counselors – all working to improve student health and academic success. This year’s conference includes a community presentation by three youth, two parents, a h... « read more »



National Infant Immunization Week April 29, 2014 - Immunization - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health this week observes the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (April 26th – May 3rd) and encourages parents to talk with their child’s doctor about getting up-to-date on vaccines—particularly as summer activities approach. « read more »



Spring Into Good Health Community and Resource Fair April 16, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Celebration

The New Mexico Office of Border Health, in cooperation with New Mexico Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the United States Mexico Border Health Commission, will host Spring Into Good Health a Community Health and Resource Fair. The free event brings together dozens of agencies and community res... « read more »



The Difference Public Health Workers Make April 9, 2014 - Public Health - Celebration

With every job comes challenge. Any truck driver can tell you, you can’t drive an 18-wheeler like a car; an accountant knows handling finances is more than just addition and subtraction, and New Mexico Department of Health employees prove results don’t come without effort and teamwork. « read more »



Public Health Keeps Families Healthy from the Start April 2, 2014 - Public Relations - Celebration

The theme for National Public Health Week this year is: “Public Health: Start Here”, and in so many ways it begins with the Department of Health. Our accomplishments over the last century or so have included providing vaccinations to adults and children, controlling the spread of infectious dise... « read more »