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NM Department of Health Offers Free Resources for Annual Great American Smokeout® November 18, 2019 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free Quitline services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® Thursday, November 21st. « read more »



New Mexico Becomes Fourth State to Allow Gender-Neutral Sex Designation on Birth Certificates October 29, 2019 - Vital Records - Information

As of today, October 29th, 2019, New Mexicans can take advantage of a new law which allows people who identify as transgender, nonbinary, intersex, and other gender-expansive identities to confirm their correct gender on their birth certificate. « read more »



New Progress Against Drug Overdoses in New Mexico October 29, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s latest New Mexico Drug Overdose Prevention Quarterly Measures Report shows year-to-year improvement in key indicators related to drug overdose prevention in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same time period the year before. « read more »



Youth & Young Adult Motor Vehicle Crashes Decrease October 25, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today reports the number of motor vehicle crashes – the leading cause of death nationally among 15-to-20-year-olds – declined in our state in 2018 compared to the year before. « read more »



Department of Health, State Immunization Program Provides Families Access to Their Immunization Records October 2, 2019 - Immunization - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), in partnership with the New Mexico Immunization Program announce the launch of VaxViewNM, a new public portal for the New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS). For the first time, parents and guardians will have access to official imm... « read more »



First Influenza Infections of the Season Reported in New Mexico October 2, 2019 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the first laboratory confirmed cases of influenza (better known as flu) of the 2019-2020 season. All five cases are adults; three cases reside in Sandoval County, one in Santa Fe County, and there has been one fatal case in Bernalillo County where... « read more »



Department of Health Reports Rise in Alcohol-Related Deaths in 2018 September 25, 2019 - Substance Abuse Epidemiology - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports an increase in alcohol-related deaths in New Mexico in 2018, when 1,544 New Mexicans died from alcohol-related causes. That is up six percent from 2017, when there were 1,461 alcohol-related deaths. New Mexico has had the highest alcohol-related de... « read more »



Department of Health Reports Methamphetamine Overdose Death in New Mexico Increase September 4, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports overall drug overdose deaths among New Mexico residents rose from 491 in 2017 to 537 in 2018, an increase of nine percent. The increase is largely due to methamphetamine overdose deaths. « read more »



Department of Health Joins Multi-State Effort to Provide Birth Certificates August 27, 2019 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will join the Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records and Identification and other state vital record agencies from Arizona and Colorado to sponsor a multi-day, multi-state Delayed Birth Certificate Registration Event on September 10, 11, and 12th in Shiproc... « read more »



A Clarification from the New Mexico Department of Health August 7, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) would like to clarify that the Alternative Writ of Mandamus, which was signed by Judge Bryan Biedscheid on August 5th (and which proposes to compel NMDOH to issue medical cannabis cards to out-of-state residents) is not a final decision of the Court. « read more »



Department of Health to Participate in Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community August 7, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will join multiple state agencies for the first ever Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community this Saturday, August 10th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Carpenters Local 1319 Union Hall, 3900 Pan American Hwy NE in Albuquerque, where the NMDOH will be providing mu... « read more »



NMDOH Announces New Ad to Reduce Opioid Misuse, Addiction, and Death July 30, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a new television ad furthering its commitment to reduce opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose deaths in New Mexico. The new ad features New Mexicans who share their real-life stories about how they have been affected by opioid misuse and its wides... « read more »



DOH and HSD propose a three-tiered plan for Developmental Disabilities Waiver Waitlist July 9, 2019 - Developmental Disabilities Waiver - Information

New Mexico Department of Health and the Human Services Department propose implementing a three phased approach to provide temporary assistance to those on the Developmental Disabilities Waitlist first and to ultimately overhaul the DD Waiver program over a 6-year period in hopes of implementing a mo... « read more »



Real Life Stories: New Mexico Department of Health Launches New Video Series in Fight Against Opioid Abuse July 9, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

Compelling, unscripted, original video stories about real-life people who have been affected by abuse, will now be shared across New Mexico as part of the Department’s “There Is Another Way” campaign. « read more »



Department of Health Proposes Medical Cannabis Rule Changes June 11, 2019 - Medical Cannabis General Information - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announces details today of proposed rule changes for its Medical Cannabis Program that, if adopted, will implement several important policy changes, including a new maximum limit of 1,750 plants for licensed non-profit producers of medical cannabis. « read more »



Department of Health’s Turquoise Lodge Hospital Moving to New Location June 10, 2019 - Turquoise Lodge Hospital - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports Turquoise Lodge Hospital, the department’s hub for drug and alcohol treatment services in the northern part of the state, will complete its move to its new location next week. « read more »



Department of Health Adds Qualifying Conditions for State Medical Cannabis Program June 6, 2019 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announces today that, effective immediately, several new qualifying conditions for enrollment will be added for the state Medical Cannabis Program. « read more »



High Levels of Perfluorinated Compounds in Lake Holloman May 9, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports water samples recently collected at Lake Holloman on Holloman Air Force Base contain high levels of per- and polyfluorinated compounds. The lake is fed by treated wastewater from Holloman Air Force Base. Therefore, swimming in Lake Holloman is already not... « read more »



Southeast New Mexico Has Highest Rate of Emergency Department Visits in the State April 26, 2019 - Health Statistics - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) report examining the most recent year of data available, finds the southeast part of the state has the highest rate of emergency room visits. « read more »



Nearly Two Out of Three New Mexicans Know Someone Addicted to Opioids April 15, 2019 - Opioid Safety - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) survey finds 85 percent of adults in the state recognize prescription opioid abuse to be an extremely serious public health problem in our state, with nearly two-thirds of those surveyed reporting they know someone who is or has been addicted to opioids. « read more »

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