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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 »

New Mexico launches Safe Sleep campaign to address sudden unexpected infant deaths August 1, 2023 - Health Promotion - Awareness

New Mexico state agencies collaborate on an expansive Safe Sleep New Mexico campaign to support and educate parents and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep practices for babies to reduce the incidence of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). « read more »

DOH addresses data security incident with transparency and vigilance July 31, 2023 - Policy and Accountability - Awareness

The Department of Health is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of our residents’ sensitive information. This news release is to inform the public about a recent data security incident that was discovered and promptly addressed to protect the information of those we serve. « read more »

Department of Health Confirms First Human West Nile Infections of 2023 July 28, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

Two patients with West Nile virus have been identified by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) in the past week. Both patients were hospitalized and are recovering. « read more »

All free COVID-19 tests from Project Act have been claimed June 2, 2023 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

Project Act received an overwhelming response to the news that the last day to order COVID-19 tests would be June 15. As a result, all the tests that they had in stock have already been claimed. « read more »

World No Tobacco Day is an opportunity for smokers to consider quitting May 30, 2023 - Nicotine Cessation - Awareness

Tomorrow is World No Tobacco Day which provides an opportunity for smokers in New Mexico to make the decision to quit. « read more »

Bat tests positive for rabies in Eddy County May 17, 2023 - Public Health - Awareness

A bat found in an Artesia resident’s backyard has tested positive for rabies. There was no human exposure, but a dog interacted with the bat. This is the first rabid animal detected in Eddy County since 2018. « read more »

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