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Nearly Two Out of Three New Mexicans Know Someone Addicted to Opioids April 15, 2019 - Opioid Safety - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) survey finds 85 percent of adults in the state recognize prescription opioid abuse to be an extremely serious public health problem in our state, with nearly two-thirds of those surveyed reporting they know someone who is or has been addicted to opioids. « read more »



Recommended Overdose Prevention Measures April 1, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces eleven recommendations to continue the state’s progress addressing drug overdose rates. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Approves Petition March 29, 2019 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has approved the petition to add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for the department’s Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) today at its March 29th public meeting. « read more »



Department of Health Report Compares State with the Nation March 29, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) releases a new report showing how New Mexico ranks among the 50 U.S. States on 40 key health status measures. « read more »



Migrant Health Services in Southwest New Mexico March 15, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has begun this week providing a mobile medical van to assist community partners in providing basic health services to migrants. These migrants have been processed and released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement awaiting asylum hearings. « read more »



Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center Holds Rapid Hire Event March 13, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is holding a rapid hire event on Wednesday, March 13th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center (located at 3405 W. Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque). « read more »



Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month March 4, 2019 - Developmental Disabilities - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health joins state and national partners in recognizing and celebrating March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and uses this year’s commemoration to promote respect for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to build awareness and... « read more »



Petition to Add Opiate Disorder as Qualifying Condition February 18, 2019 - Medical Cannabis General Information - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has published the date for the next meeting of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board. The advisory board will meet on Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. in the Harold Runnels Building Auditorium. « read more »



Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health in New Mexico at the State Legislature February 14, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health joins the New Mexico Public Health Association and the New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils in hosting the 5th Annual “Public Health Day” at the New Mexico Legislature. « read more »



3rd Annual Cutest Smile Campaign February 5, 2019 - Dental and Oral Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by encouraging families to share their children’s smiles on television for the third annual Cutest Smile Campaign, starting Monday February 11th and running through Friday, Februa... « read more »



Kathyleen Kunkel Confirmed as Cabinet Secretary February 4, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

Today, the New Mexico State Senate voted unanimously to confirm Kathyleen (Kathy) Kunkel as Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health. Kunkel was appointed as Secretary Designate by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last month. « read more »



Hospitals Get Better at Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections January 30, 2019 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

A new report from New Mexico Department of Health reports medical facilities statewide are doing a better job reporting healthcare-associated infections. « read more »



Steady Improvements in Safer Prescribing January 14, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today announces the release of its latest state quarterly prescribing report that shows a 14.9 percent decrease of prescribing high dose opioids in the state. « read more »