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NMHealth awarded 5-year reaccreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board June 10, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) announced today that it has been reaccredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) for five more years. « read more »



Record spring heat sends over 50 New Mexicans to ERs with heat-related illnesses May 24, 2024 - Environmental Health - Awareness

Since April 1 there have been at least 51 heat-related visits to emergency departments across New Mexico. As temperatures are expected to climb to the mid to upper 90s in Roswell and Carlsbad and remain in the low 90s in Las Cruces this week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is urging... « read more »



NMHealth is expanding services to help those with opioid use disorder May 22, 2024 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is greatly expanding its ability to help those suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Starting this week, more than 30 public health offices will offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use available both in person and via telehealth. Th... « read more »



You can protect yourself from smoke hazards during wildfires May 20, 2024 - Environmental Health - Awareness

May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is urging New Mexicans to be prepared in the event of wildfires. Climate change has impacted New Mexico, with increased and persistent heat as well as strong winds. Both these conditions lead to an increased risk of w... « read more »



Prevent the spread of Hepatitis C by getting tested to know your status May 15, 2024 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NM Health) recognizes May as Hepatitis C Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day and encourages all adults in New Mexico to get tested and know their status. « read more »



Christopher Harris named Marketing Public Education Outreach Director for NMHealth May 13, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

Patrick Allen, Secretary of NMHealth announced today that Christopher Harris has been named Marketing Public Education Outreach Director for the department. « read more »



May is a time to celebrate New Mexico’s Nurses May 6, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) recognizes May as National Nurses Month and in particular May 6-12 as National Nurses Week. Nurses contribute to health in multifaceted ways including as educators, innovators and caregivers and are an essential part of our healthcare system. « read more »



Calling all New Mexico Grown champions May 3, 2024 - Family Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) invites all participants of New Mexico Grown, a program that works with local farmers, ranchers, and food businesses, to apply for the Golden Chile Awards. Awards are given for a variety of activities such as establishing edible gardens, serving locally... « read more »



Fentanyl Awareness Day highlights overdose prevention May 1, 2024 - Harm Reduction - Awareness

Fentanyl Awareness Day, recognized annually on May 7, is a chance to raise awareness about the risks of opioid use, educate the public about overdose prevention, and reduce stigma around substance use. « read more »



April 22-29 is National Infant Immunization Week April 23, 2024 - Immunization - Awareness

Immunizations protect children from serious diseases, including measles. This week, April 22-29 is National Infant Immunization Week, which is the perfect time to remind families to get children caught up on vaccines. « read more »



April is Alcohol Awareness Month April 22, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

April is national Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol abuse. Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious issues that affect your quality of life, both physically and mentally. « read more »



NMHealth recognizes STI Awareness Week and encourages safe sex habits April 17, 2024 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is encouraging residents to recognize Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Week and always practice safe sex. STI Awareness Week, observed in the second full week of April (14-20), aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma around STI preventio... « read more »



Less stress and a better mood begin with one step April 3, 2024 - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - Awareness

April 3 is National Walking Day: The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMHealth) Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program reminds everyone how a walk – even a short 15-minute walk – everyday can make a big difference in your health and how you feel. « read more »



Department of Health recognizes National Public Health Week (April 1-7) April 1, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 1-7. During this week the department is also taking time to recognize the public health contributions of its staff across the state. « read more »



Quick online test determines diabetes risk March 21, 2024 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

In a state of just over two million people, around 255,000 New Mexican adults had diabetes and over 587,000 New Mexican adults had prediabetes in the years 2020 through 2022. « read more »



State’s Family Connects home visiting program achieves national certification March 18, 2024 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) announced that their light touch nurse home visiting program, Family Connects New Mexico (FCNM) earned certification through Family Connects International only a year after launching... « read more »



New ECHO Program launching to increase Colorectal Cancer screening in New Mexico March 15, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

This month, a joint program between the Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Comprehensive Cancer Program, UNM’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and Project ECHO is launching to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. The New Mexico C... « read more »



We can all take steps to prevent childhood traumatic brain injury March 13, 2024 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

The Department of Health (NMDOH) and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month by promoting prevention of childhood TBI, commonly known as concussions. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health announces the appointment of Dr. José A. Acosta as Director for Public Health Division March 7, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced the appointment of Dr. José A. Acosta, MD, MBA, MPH as the new Director for the Public Health Division. Dr. Acosta will report directly to Secretary Patrick Allen and assume his new role starting April 1, 2024. « read more »



NMDOH aligns with CDC’s efforts in simplifying COVID-19 and respiratory guidance March 4, 2024 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) stands with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations in simplifying COVID-19 and respiratory guidance recommendations for aligning common respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV. « read more »

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