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New 1-800-QUIT-NOW Campaign December 1, 2015 - Nicotine Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new English language anti-tobacco campaign for 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Following the successful launch and implementation of the 1-855-DEJELO-YA campaign last year, the English cessation services will utilize the same spokesperson and a sim... « read more »

Increase in Gastrointestinal Illness November 20, 2015 - Norovirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health has seen an increase in clusters of gastrointestinal illness. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been increased activity seen in Bernalillo County, particularly in schools. Investigations so far suggest that the illnesses may be caused by norovirus. « read more »

Raising Awareness for SIDS October 28, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

October is SIDS Awareness Month, a time where as much awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is generated as possible by the medical community. « read more »

New Mexico Fall Prevention Awareness Day September 23, 2015 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susanna Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging... « read more »

First Lab Confirmed Cases of Flu Reported in New Mexico September 22, 2015 - Influenza Surveillance - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the first lab-confirmed cases of influenza for the 2015 – 2016 season. The three cases were reported in women, ages 54, 68, and 77, from Bernalillo county. The 68 and 77 year olds were hospitalized for treatment, and are now out of the hospital. Th... « read more »

Take the Challenge New Mexico! September 10, 2015 - Medical Reserve Corps - Awareness

September is National Preparedness Month. This year, the Department of Health and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are encouraging New Mexicans to take the month of September to think about how an emergency would affect their community, family and pets. It’... « read more »

New Mexico Health, Environment Departments Monitoring Air Quality August 26, 2015 - Air Quality - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are monitoring air quality in New Mexico due to smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. These conditions may change on a daily basis. « read more »

West Nile Virus Cases in Humans and a Horse August 20, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 75-year-old woman and a 60-year-old woman, both from Doña Ana County, and a 76-year-old man from Valencia County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. All three are hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious for... « read more »

Life-Threatening Infections for Newborns August 5, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. It’s caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria, and it can be passed from person-to-person when the infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes, tiny droplets with the strep bacteria go into the air. « read more »

Never Leave Children Unattended in a Car June 17, 2015 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Children’s Youth and Families Department urge New Mexico parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car. « read more »

Time to Man Up and Get Your Check Up June 10, 2015 - Public Health - Awareness

Next week will be National Men’s Health Week. It’s celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which this year is June 15th‐21st. During this week, individuals, families,communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote healthy living and encourag... « read more »

Efforts to Improve Behavioral Health & Reduce Stigma Around Mental Illnesses May 28, 2015 - Mental Health - Awareness

In continuing to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Human Services Department are highlighting efforts to improve mental health across the state by spreading awareness and integrating health services. « read more »

Department of Health Recommends Frequent Handwashing May 4, 2015 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding everyone about the importance of good hand hygiene. May 5th is good hand hygiene day. « read more »

Organ Transplants: The Ultimate Gift April 27, 2015 - Public Relations - Awareness

NDLM was created by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. The month brings opportunities for local, regional and national activities to help encourage people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. It’s also a chance to celebrate those that have saved lives through th... « read more »

New Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness about Chronic Disease April 21, 2015 - Chronic Disease Prevention - Awareness

New Mexico’s Chronic Disease Prevention Council has launched a new website and campaign to help raise awareness about the difficulty of living with multiple chronic diseases. The council is a multidisciplinary body of experts, with representation from the Department of Health, seeking to reduce c... « read more »

Getting the Better of Arthritis April 15, 2015 - Chronic Disease Prevention - Awareness

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in adults, limiting our ability to walk, climb stairs or exercise. But the Department of Health and its partners are working to change that with the Manage Your Chronic Disease (My CD) Program. « read more »

Shaping Healthy Habits in School Children April 7, 2015 - School and Adolescent Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with the Public Education Department work year round to promote public health in New Mexico schools. Tuesday, April 7th is national Healthy Schools Day. « read more »

Envisioning a Healthy Future April 1, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Awareness

This coming Monday marks the start of National Public Health Week, an event created by the American Public Health Association for recognizing all the men and women championing the health of all people and communities. « read more »

Flu Season is Not Over in New Mexico March 26, 2015 - Immunization - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that influenza B continues to circulate in New Mexico. The vaccine is a reasonable match for the predominate influenza B strains that we are seeing in the state. « read more »

Local Teens Encouraged to ‘Kick Butts’ March 18, 2015 - Nicotine Cessation - Awareness

Today is national Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism empowering youth to stand up and speak out about the dangers of not just cigarettes but all tobacco products. The day was created in 1996 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and has been the focus of schools, youth groups and health advo... « read more »

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