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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 »



New Nurse Calls Truth or Consequences Home May 16, 2017 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health Sierra County Public Health Office in Truth or Consequences, NM welcomes nurse Amanda Clawson to the public health team. « read more »



Las Cruces AIDS Candlelight Memorial May 16, 2017 - Public Health Regions - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will join the Southwest Action Group (SWAG) for the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Sunday, May 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Presley Askew Baseball Field at the corner of S Locust St and Wells St on the New Mexico State University Campus. The... « read more »



San Miguel Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates April 25, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

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



McKinley Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates April 24, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

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



National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 24, 2017 - Opioid Safety - Information

Prescription pills for disposal can be brought to collection sites in dozens of communities in New Mexico staffed by state and local police and county sheriff’s departments. The service is free and anonymous. « read more »



Socorro County Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates April 11, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

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

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