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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 »



Shigellosis in Three Southeast New Mexico Counties March 21, 2017 - Emerging Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues its investigation of a 10-month increase in cases of Shigella sonnei (a.k.a., Shigella or Shigellosis) infections in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. « read more »



Toolkit to Strengthen the Business of Tribal Agriculture March 21, 2017 - Tribal Liaison - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will unveil a new toolkit that provides practical resources and guidance to tribal farmers and ranchers to address a gap in getting raw produce and livestock from field and range to market. « read more »



Expanding Care for Veterans in New Mexico March 21, 2017 - Fort Bayard Medical Center - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health and Department of Veterans Services announced plans to expand long-term care services for veterans at Fort Bayard Medical Center in Silver City, NM. « read more »



Multiple Ways to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate March 20, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

There are multiple ways to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. With 17 Vital Records offices across the state – from Farmington to Hobbs and Silver City to Clayton – trained professionals are ready to help you get the documents you need. You can also request a copy by mail, online... « read more »



New WIC Satellite Office Opened in Santa Fe March 15, 2017 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children program opened a new satellite office in Santa Fe. Appointments at the new office are now being accepted and the location will be open the second Tuesday of every month. « read more »

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