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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 »

March 4 marks International HPV Awareness Day and urges early vaccination and prevention February 29, 2024 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Awareness

About 85% of people nationwide will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime – often without even knowing it. Vaccination of all 11–12-year-olds can protect them long before they are ever exposed. « read more »

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 »