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Health of New Mexicans center stage on Public Health Day at Legislature February 8, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

Efficient and innovative ways to improve the health of all New Mexicans will be highlighted at the New Mexico Legislature at the 9th Annual Public Health Day at the State Capitol on Monday, February 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. « read more »

Healthy habits, routine screenings essential for cancer prevention February 6, 2024 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Find out how much can be done to cut risks of death, live healthy and screen for cancers at the right times in our lives. « read more »

Help protect kids’ smiles during Children’s Dental Health Month February 5, 2024 - Dental and Oral Health - Awareness

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and this national observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals and healthcare providers to promote the benefits of good oral health. First celebrated in 1949, it became a month-long commemoration in 1981. This year’s theme is... « read more »

Wear red for Women’s Heart Health Friday, February 2nd February 1, 2024 - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - Awareness

February is American Heart Month, a time to pay special attention to heart health, particularly for women. Cardiovascular disease is a major health concern for women, and on February 2, we wear red to raise awareness about this issue. « read more »

DOH recognizes January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month January 3, 2024 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness about how people can protect themselves by getting screened. Cervical cancer screenings can help detect abnormal (changed) cells early, before they turn into cancer. Most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented b... « read more »

DOH unveils comprehensive helpline to streamline public inquiries and make healthcare more accessible December 11, 2023 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announces the launch of a unified hotline, the "NM DOH Helpline,” aimed at consolidating the various DOH hotlines into a single point of contact for the public. The helpline will provide essential information and assistance on a wide range of health-r... « read more »

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine before the holidays December 4, 2023 - Immunization - Awareness

New Mexicans are strongly encouraged to get their flu vaccines before holiday celebrations to help keep all of us safe and healthy. Currently, about 20% of New Mexicans eligible for the flu vaccine have gotten their shot. Everyone six months and older is eligible for the vaccine. « read more »

New Mexico Cancer Council Native American workgroup receives national award November 28, 2023 - Tribal Liaison - Awareness

The Native American Workgroup (NAWG) of the New Mexico Cancer Council has been honored with the 2023 Carol Friedman Excellence Award, a prestigious national recognition bestowed annually by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the New Mexico Department of Health and its Office of Tribal L... « read more »

New Mexico organizations partner to address diabetes prevention and management for populations most affected November 28, 2023 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), Presbyterian Healthcare Services (Presbyterian) and The University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO are announcing new projects and programming that will expand access to resources to prevent and manage diabetes for many New Mexicans. « read more »

The holidays are a great time to ask about family health history. November 21, 2023 - Chronic Disease Prevention - Awareness

Thanksgiving Day is National Family Health History Day « read more »

Awareness a must to reduce injury for New Mexicans November 17, 2023 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

National Injury Prevention Day, Nov 18, shines light on avoidable harm, even death « read more »

New Mexicans urged to prevent & manage diabetes November 14, 2023 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

On November 14 World Diabetes Day, New Mexicans are encouraged to take advantage of free programs in the state to help prevent and manage diabetes and other chronic conditions. « read more »

November 16 is National Rural Health Day November 9, 2023 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (DOH) Population and Community Health Bureau (PCHB) joins our rural partners state and nationwide in celebrating and recognizing National Rural Health Day on November 16, 2023. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a proclamation for Rural Health Day, designa... « read more »

New Mexico offers support to tackle lung cancer and nicotine addiction during Lung Cancer Awareness Month November 2, 2023 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

Experts at the New Mexico Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Section and Nicotine Use Prevention and Control program offer valuable cancer information and resources to both the general public and healthcare providers. « read more »

First flu cases of the season reported in New Mexico October 31, 2023 - Influenza Surveillance - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced the start of the 2023-2024 flu season as the DOH Scientific Laboratory Division confirms the first two flu infections in the state – one each in northern and southern New Mexico. « read more »

Fall Prevention Awareness Week 2023 September 15, 2023 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) are joining forces to raise awareness about Falls Prevention Awareness Week, taking place September 18-22, 2023. « read more »

CDC recommends updated COVID-19 vaccine for Fall/Winter Virus Season September 13, 2023 - Immunization - Awareness

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control announced approval of a new COVID-19 vaccine booster. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from... « read more »

All New Mexicans have a role in suicide prevention September 5, 2023 - Suicide Prevention - Awareness

As September marks Suicide Prevention Month, it’s crucial for all New Mexicans to familiarize themselves with the available resources aimed at curbing this alarming issue. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s proactive step of signing a proclamation underscores the importance of raising awareness and f... « read more »

International Overdose Awareness Day highlights prevention efforts August 30, 2023 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and New Mexicans are reminded of the vital importance of preventing and reversing overdoses. The use of Naloxone (commonly known as Narcan) to counteract the effects of overdose and fentanyl test strips to detect the presence of fentanyl in drugs c... « read more »

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