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Drug Take-Back Day Provides Safe Way to Dispose of Prescriptions April 23, 2018 - Opioid Safety - Information

Expired and unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for disposal on April 28th as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s, Drug Take Back Day. « read more »



Fresh Fruit and Vegetables April 10, 2018 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children program launches a pilot project at two Las Cruces grocery stores to test a new way for participants to use WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Program Launches Improved Patient Application March 19, 2018 - Medical Cannabis Patients & Caregivers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program launches a new version of the patient application, with changes that help both patients and certifying practitioners. « read more »



New Healthcare Website for New Mexico Residents December 29, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health launches a new website for New Mexico residents to compare Medicaid healthcare costs for nine medical procedures across the state. « read more »



Top New Mexico Baby Names of 2017 December 28, 2017 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2017 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »



Improvement in National Ranking for Drug Overdose Deaths December 28, 2017 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the state’s drug overdose death rate improved from 8th highest in the nation in 2015 to 12th highest in 2016. This is the second year that New Mexico’s ranking has improved substantially according to new data from Centers for Disease Cont... « read more »



Teen Birth Rate Declines in New Mexico November 16, 2017 - Family Planning - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a decrease in the 2016 teen birth rate in the state, continuing a steep decline that began in 2007. Births to teens in New Mexico are now at their lowest point in many decades. « read more »



Free Resources for Annual Great American Smokeout® November 15, 2017 - Smoking Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® Thursday, November 16th. « read more »



Top Performing Rural Hospitals and Providers November 15, 2017 - Primary Care & Rural Health - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health honors the dedication of health professionals, hospitals, and clinics in rural communities across New Mexico by recognizing Thursday, November 16th as National Rural Health Day. The theme for this year’s observance is the “Celebrating the Power of Rura... « read more »



New Website Linking People with Vaccine Providers November 6, 2017 - Immunization - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health Immunization Program announces the launch of two new interactive maps to help residents find a vaccination provider nearest them. « read more »



National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 27, 2017 - Opioid Safety - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health urges New Mexicans to bring expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs to collection sites throughout the state as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. « read more »



Governor Authorizes Time Off for State Employees to Donate Blood October 2, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

In response to the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, Governor Susana Martinez today authorized time off for any state employee who helps donate blood to assist the people of Las Vegas. « read more »



Sierra County Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates September 29, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Sierra County Public Health Office is now issuing birth certificates at the office on a weekly basis. « read more »



Imagination Playground in Socorro County September 25, 2017 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Information

Healthy Kids Socorro County has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and national non-profit KaBOOM!. The playground equipment will be unveiled Thursday, Sept 21 at the S... « read more »



Cost Saving Access for New Mexico Birth, Death Certificates September 20, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics announces the launch today of a new, lower-cost option for New Mexicans to order birth and death certificates online or over the phone using a debit or credit card. The new service will be available through an a... « read more »



Childhood Obesity Awareness Month September 7, 2017 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes September as ‘National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month’ and promotes healthy eating and active living strategies for families, schools, and communities to work together to help prevent childhood obesity. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Wound Botulism Case July 18, 2017 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of wound botulism in a 48-year-old man from Doña Ana County. « read more »



Directives Aimed at Hiring More Nurses Throughout New Mexico July 17, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced revised guidelines to state nurse hiring requirements aimed at hiring more nurses, particularly in rural and underserved areas throughout New Mexico. With these changes, state agencies will be able to hire newly graduated, unlicensed nurses who have obtained... « read more »



Opioid Prescriptions Significantly Decline in New Mexico July 12, 2017 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the amount of opioids prescribed in New Mexico have significantly declined, dropping by 5 percent for the first quarter in 2017, compared to last year. Additionally, benzodiazepine prescriptions decreased by 3 percent over the same period. « read more »



Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act 10-Year Anniversary June 23, 2017 - Smoking Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes the 10-year anniversary of New Mexico’s Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act this week. The comprehensive law, enacted in June 2007, made most public places and workplaces in New Mexico smoke free. « read more »

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