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Health Department Announces WIC Infant Formula Changes September 18, 2015 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women Infants and Children Program is announcing today changes that will impact families who get infant formula. Starting October 1, WIC will have a contract with Abbott Nutrition, which makes Similac Infant Formula. Beginning October 1, WIC will no longer co... « read more »



Suicide and High School Students September 9, 2015 - Suicide Prevention - Information

Have you ever just wanted to die? It sounds like a horrible question, but if you’ve ever felt that way in your life, you know I’m totally not being glib. Have you ever wanted to just die, and if the answer is yes, how close have you ever come to actually acting on that desire? The answer natio... « read more »



Suicide Attempts Decline among New Mexico High School Students September 8, 2015 - Mental Health - Information

A Department of Health report finds self-reported suicide attempts among New Mexico high school students (grades 9-12) decreased by 35 percent over the past decade, from 14.5 percent in 2003 to 9.4 percent in 2013. « read more »



New Mexico Receives Federal Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Overdoses September 4, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it has received an $850,000 per year grant for the next four years to enhance prescription drug overdose prevention. « read more »



Applicant Pool Narrowed for Medical Cannabis Producer Licenses August 31, 2015 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a four-member review committee has narrowed the applicant pool from 86 to 17 for the licensing of new medical cannabis producers. Secretary of Health Retta Ward will now review and determine the number of producers that will receive licenses.... « read more »



Screen Time a Big Time Problem August 26, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

Health experts say screen time at home should be limited to two hours or less a day, and most of us are blowing it. « read more »



Certification for Community Health Workers August 5, 2015 - Community Health Workers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will begin to certify the first community health workers in the state. The Department is focusing certification efforts on experienced CHWs and will be utilizing the grandfathering process. « read more »



Las Cruces Vital Records Office Announces New Hours July 30, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The Vital Records Office at the Las Cruces Public Health Office announces new business hours, effective this week. Clients are encouraged to call ahead to ensure the office is open before making a visit, especially if they are traveling into Las Cruces from surrounding areas. « read more »



Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program July 23, 2015 - Rehabilitation Center - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center in Roswell is expanding its substance abuse treatment program. For the first time, it is offering an intensive outpatient program. « read more »



New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend Applications Open July 20, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend application process has opened up for medical and dental student applicants. « read more »



More than 900 Overdoses Reversed in 2014 July 15, 2015 - Opioid Safety - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that more than 900 opioid overdose reversals were reported in 2014 due to the use of the drug naloxone. That’s almost a 29 percent increase in reversals from 2013. The Department of Health has been working with various partners and agencies to in... « read more »



Newly Renovated Southeast Heights Public Health Office June 26, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Southeast Heights Public Health Office in Albuquerque’s International District, located at 7525 Zuni Southeast, will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The Southeast Heights Office had been closed for renovations. « read more »



Newly Renovated Southeast Heights Public Health Office May 26, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Southeast Heights Public Health Office in Albuquerque’s International District, located at 7525 Zuni Southeast, will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The Southeast Heights Office had been closed for renovations. « read more »



Deming Public Health Office Reopens May 19, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The Deming Public Health Office has resumed regular business hours. « read more »



Plumbing Problems Force Closure of Deming Public Health Office May 18, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The Deming Public Health Office, 215 S. Silver, shut down at 2:00 p.m. today (May 18th) due to plumbing issues. « read more »



Exercise Safely in Hot Weather May 14, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health wants to make sure when you go out for that bike ride, jog or yard work this weekend you know how best to exercise safely in hot weather. « read more »



Recognizing Nurses for their Contributions May 6, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

During National Nurses Week, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health recognize nurses for their contributions to the health care workforce and for helping keep New Mexico families healthy. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. « read more »



Department of Health Recognizes May as National Asthma Month May 6, 2015 - Asthma - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes May as National Asthma Awareness Month and takes the opportunity to educate New Mexicans regarding diagnosis and treatment programs committed to improving the lives of those diagnosed with asthma. « read more »



What Do You Know About H2O? May 6, 2015 - Water Quality - Information

The observance, National Drinking Water Week is sponsored each year by the American Water Works Association, and it gives them and other organizations nationwide, including the New Mexico Department of Health the opportunity to talk about the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives. « read more »



NMDOH Launches Upgraded Website with Health Data March 25, 2015 - Indicator-Based Information System - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it has released a greatly-enhanced version of its Indicator-based Information System, which provides high-quality visualization of New Mexico health status data over the internet. « read more »

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