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Access Community Now

Access Community Now

Access Community Now

A person-centered, community-oriented approach to deliver services for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DDW).

Adults Lacking Basic Prose Literacy Skills

Adults Lacking Basic Prose Literacy Skills

Adults Lacking Basic Prose Literacy Skills

Adults need strong literacy skills to get good jobs, stay healthy, be active in their communities, avoid human rights abuse, avoid crime, and to raise children who have strong literacy skills. The employees most in demand in the US have at least a two-year college degree. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report (2003), 75 percent of America's state prison inmates did not complete high school. Literacy begins when parents read to their children and encourage their children to read. Parents who are poor readers don't read as often to their children. When young children are not read to, they enter school less prepared for learning to read than other children.

Air Quality Data

Air Quality Data

Air Quality Data

Ambient air particulate matter and ozone.

Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index

On these New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking Air Quality pages you will find maps, information, and data about Ozone and Particulate Matter, and the kinds of problems these can cause for our health.

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Alcohol-Related Chronic Disease Deaths

Chronic heavy drinking (defined as drinking, on average, more than two drinks per day for men, and more than one drink per day for women) often is associated with alcoholism or alcohol dependence, and can cause or contribute to a number of diseases, including alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

Alcohol-Related Death

Alcohol-Related Death

Alcohol-Related Death

The consequences of excessive alcohol use are severe in New Mexico. New Mexico's total alcohol-related death rate has ranked 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the U.S. since 1981; and 1st for the period 1997 through 2007.

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Alcohol-Related Injury Deaths

Binge drinking (defined as having five drinks or more on an occasion for men, and four drinks or more on an occasion for women) is a high-risk behavior associated with numerous injury outcomes, including motor vehicle fatalities, homicide, and suicide.

American Community Survey Queries

American Community Survey Queries

American Community Survey Queries

Allows queries of US census bureau data by New Mexico county, small area and census tract.

Asthma

Asthma

Asthma

Measures include asthma hospitalization age-adjusted rates.

Avoiding Mold Growth After A Flood

Avoiding Mold Growth After A Flood

Avoiding Mold Growth After A Flood

Stay away from arroyos and acequias during monsoon season. Be cautious when entering or driving through forests, especially ones that recently experienced wildfires. During monsoon season these areas present some additional hazards and may experience flash flooding.

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in New Mexico

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in New Mexico

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in New Mexico

Higher adult education levels are associated with greater earning potential, higher life expectancy, and increased social involvement. There is a relationship between more education and better mental well-being and over-all health. People having higher education benefits society as a whole through: civic engagement, interest in societal issues, and stronger interpersonal connections.

Biomonitoring Data

Biomonitoring Data

Biomonitoring Data

Blood, urine and hair. Monitored contaminants include arsenic, uranium, lead, mercury and other metals.

Birth & Death Certificate Data Queries by the Social Determinants of Health

Birth & Death Certificate Data Queries by the Social Determinants of Health

Birth & Death Certificate Data Queries by the Social Determinants of Health

This query allows users to stratify birth outcomes by census tract level measures of the social determinants of health. The use of socio-demographic variables for routine analysis of public health data is currently recommended by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

Birth Defects

Birth Defects

Birth Defects

Measures include prevalence of infants with cleft lip with or without cleft palate.

Birth Mothers' Who Attained a High School Degree or Higher

Birth Mothers' Who Attained a High School Degree or Higher

Birth Mothers' Who Attained a High School Degree or Higher

A mother's education level affects decisions directly influencing her and her children's health. Worldwide, higher maternal education is linked to decreases in low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. Level of education is related to children's physical health and academic outcomes, both as children and adults. Maternal education is associated with children's nutritional status and potential obesity. Children of mothers with a high school diploma or less have a higher likelihood of adolescent obesity. Higher education levels are associated with maternal reproductive decisions including contraceptive use, having fewer children, and a later age of marriage.

Cancers

Cancers

Cancers

Measures include age-adjusted incidence rates for various types of cancers.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The information on this page of the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking Network focuses on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and the potential health effects.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Carbon monoxide is a highly toxic gas. You cannot see, smell, or taste it. It is produced and released whenever fuel or other materials are burned. The use of alternative sources of fuel or electricity for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a home, garage, or camper. Carbon monoxide is found in fumes given off by fuel burners. Those can be small gasoline engines, stoves, generators, lanterns, and gas ranges or by burning charcoal and wood.

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, CASA Method Report

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, CASA Method Report

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, CASA Method Report

New Mexico-Indicator-Based Information System is your source for data and information on New Mexico's priority public health issues. It provides access to the data that can help provide answers to realize the health goals of New Mexico. This page focuses on the Childhood Immunization Coverage, CASA method.

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, National Immunization Survey Report

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, National Immunization Survey Report

Childhood Immunization Coverage with 4:3:1:3:3:1, National Immunization Survey Report

New Mexico-Indicator-Based Information System is your source for data and information on New Mexico's priority public health issues. It provides access to the data that can help provide answers to realize the health goals of New Mexico. This page focuses on the Childhood Immunization Coverage, National Immunization Survey Report.

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning

The information on this page of the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking Network focuses on lead poisoning (exposure, risk, and protection). Included is an interactive data query producing data based on population and geography.

Children Under Age 18 Living in Poverty

Children Under Age 18 Living in Poverty

Children Under Age 18 Living in Poverty

Poverty in the early years of a child's life, more than at any other time, has especially harmful effects on continuing healthy development and well-being, including developmental delays and infant mortality. Well-being in later childhood, such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and educational attainment, are also influenced by early childhood poverty. Children born into poverty are less likely to have regular health care, proper nutrition, and opportunities for mental stimulation and enrichment.

Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty

Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty

Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty

Childhood poverty has especially harmful effects on healthy development and well-being, including developmental delays and infant mortality. Children born into poverty are less likely to have regular health care, proper nutrition, and opportunities for mental stimulation and enrichment. These factors are especially important in the very earliest years of life, because childrens' brain growth and skill development starts at early infancy. Studies document that children who live in low-income and under-educated families start to score lower on standardized developmental tests by as early as eighteen months of age. Such early setbacks are difficult to overcome.

Community Drinking Water

Community Drinking Water

Community Drinking Water

This page provides Community Drinking Water Data for New Mexico. Data are available for the five Nationally Consistent Data and Measures indicators (downloadable in various formats). Larger data sets are provided by links to Google Fusion tables.

Community Health Information in 5 Clicks

Community Health Information in 5 Clicks

Community Health Information in 5 Clicks

Getting to New Mexico Indicator-Based Information System community health information is easy. In fact, you can do it in five mouse clicks.

Community Program ANE Reporting System

Community Program ANE Reporting System

Community Program ANE Reporting System

In addition to reporting through the DHI/IMB hotline, community based providers will also provide an incident report within 24 hours of the incident via fax or this online system.

Community Snapshot Reports

Community Snapshot Reports

Community Snapshot Reports

A community profile produces a report on a set of health indicators for a given community. You may choose the community, and the set of indicators and the additional page content to be viewed for the selected community.

Contaminants

Contaminants

Contaminants

This page on the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking website is an overview of environmental contaminants which have been detected in air, water, soil, and biological media throughout the state. This page provides information about common contaminants of concern in New Mexico.

Cultural Competence Information & Education Center

Cultural Competence Information & Education Center

Cultural Competence Information & Education Center

Embrace New Mexico’s diversity through education, advocacy and collaboration. Visit our updated website, take free trainings on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and find links to valuable resources.

Dejelo Ya

Dejelo Ya

Dejelo Ya

One day, your world will be a more beautiful place. Quit now and thrive. Offers free help quitting tobacco including unlimited sessions with a trained quit coach and much more.

DHI Nursing Home Customer Satisfaction Survey

DHI Nursing Home Customer Satisfaction Survey

DHI Nursing Home Customer Satisfaction Survey

Has your nursing home recently been surveyed by the Division of Health Improvement? We would like to know. How did we do? Please take our customer satisfaction survey today!

Drinking Water and Health

Drinking Water and Health

Drinking Water and Health

Drinking water contaminants include arsenic, uranium, lead, nitrate and drinking water disinfection by-products.

Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug Overdose Deaths

New Mexico's drug overdose death rate has been one of the highest in the nation for most of the last two decades. Since 2001 New Mexico's death rate has more than tripled since 1990.

Dust Forecast

Dust Forecast

Dust Forecast

Average surface dust concentrations, in micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m^3), are backward averaged over one hour.

Dust Storm Forecast Animation

Dust Storm Forecast Animation

Dust Storm Forecast Animation

The focus of this page the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking website is Dust Forecast Animation. The Particle Pollution Forecast animation loops are from Public Health Applications in Remote Sensing, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded program at the University of New Mexico.

Early Childhood Education Data & Reports

Early Childhood Education Data & Reports

Early Childhood Education Data & Reports

Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge is a major federal funding initiative seeking to support states in developing high quality early childhood education systems, especially targeted to children with high needs. The program supports states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across the multiple funding streams that support children from their birth through age five.

Educational Attainment in New Mexico

Educational Attainment in New Mexico

Educational Attainment in New Mexico

A good education leads to good health in several ways. First, the more schooling people have, the more money they earn which enables them to purchase better housing in safer neighborhoods, healthier food, better medical care and health insurance, and more education. Each of these factors is associated with improved health. Each one allows individuals to move up the occupational and income ladder, giving them more prestige and power, both of which are associated with better health. High school completion is also the gateway into college, which offers even greater benefits than high school alone. Second, education facilitates healthier behavior choices by offering learners access to health information and tools to acquire help and resources, such as smoking cessation programs. Third, education helps people to acquire social support, strengthen social networks, and mitigate social stressors. The more education people have the more social support they have. Education helps people to gain a sense of control over their lives, an outcome associated with better health.

Eight Ball High

Eight Ball High

Eight Ball High

The Choices We Make - Episode 4. Features a pool shark showdown, staff in kitchen while individuals shoot pool. Written and directed by Nyla McCarthy.

English Not Not Spoken at Home

English Not Not Spoken at Home

English Not Not Spoken at Home

Speaking another language can influence how a person is able to interact with others and participate in educational and other opportunities. Knowing the proportion of people who might need help in understanding English can inform policies, programs and services. Addressing language barriers can help eliminate health disparities by removing language related barriers to healthcare access.

Environmental Health Data

Environmental Health Data

Environmental Health Data

Provides a multitude of query options for environmental exposures, health effects, population and geography data.

Environmental Public Health Tracking

Environmental Public Health Tracking

Environmental Public Health Tracking

Summarizes air quality and water quality data as well as environmental health outcomes such as asthma, myocardial infarction (heart attack), birth defects, reproductive outcomes, thyroid cancer, and leukemia. It includes studies on the linkage of ozone in air with asthma, and arsenic in drinking water with bladder cancer. It also provides warning systems based on real-time satellite data for wildfires, dust, heat waves, and other weather events.

Fingerprinting Online Services

Fingerprinting Online Services

Fingerprinting Online Services

Cogent Livescan fingerprinting services are used by the Division of Health Improvement’s Caregivers Criminal History Screening program for performing background checks.

Fire Worker Safety

Fire Worker Safety

Fire Worker Safety

There are potential dangers involved with cleanup operations following the devastation caused by wildfires. If you are involved in cleanup efforts you may be exposed to ash, soot and fire decomposition products that may cause irritation and other respiratory effects.

Fish Consumption Guidelines

Fish Consumption Guidelines

Fish Consumption Guidelines

This page on the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking website is an overview of safe fish consumption from New Mexico Lakes and Rivers. It provides detailed information about contaminants that have been detected at levels that could result in health problems. There is also a guide with information on how you can minimize your consumption of these contaminants and how you can properly clean and prepare the fish you catch.

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program Eligibility

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program Eligibility

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program Eligibility

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to school children. Participation in the free and reduced price lunch program can reduce childhood food insecurity and allow children to have access to more nutritious foods. Food insecurity and related under-nutrition can negatively impact children's development and school performance. Having adequate nutrition promotes growth and development and reduces chronic disease risk.

Health Alert Network

Health Alert Network

Health Alert Network

A secure, password-protected all-hazards communications system designed to notify medical and emergency response professionals; public health officials; certain elected and appointed state, county, local, and tribal officials; school districts; mortuaries; certain federal officials; and others.

Health Facilities and LLCP Governing Board Meetings

Health Facilities and LLCP Governing Board Meetings

Health Facilities and LLCP Governing Board Meetings

Miss our latest meeting? No problem! You can watch all previously recorded meetings on our YouTube channel. We typically post videos on our channel within a few days after the meeting. Please subscribe to receive notifications when we add new videos.

Health Facility Provider Search

Health Facility Provider Search

Health Facility Provider Search

This searchable database of providers allows access to division of health improvement health facility survey reports. They can be searched by provider type, county, city, or provider name. Please note that searches can take a long time to complete.

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