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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 »



Recommended Overdose Prevention Measures April 1, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces eleven recommendations to continue the state’s progress addressing drug overdose rates. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Approves Petition March 29, 2019 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has approved the petition to add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for the department’s Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) today at its March 29th public meeting. « read more »



Department of Health Report Compares State with the Nation March 29, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) releases a new report showing how New Mexico ranks among the 50 U.S. States on 40 key health status measures. « read more »



Migrant Health Services in Southwest New Mexico March 15, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has begun this week providing a mobile medical van to assist community partners in providing basic health services to migrants. These migrants have been processed and released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement awaiting asylum hearings. « read more »



3rd Annual Cutest Smile Campaign February 5, 2019 - Dental and Oral Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by encouraging families to share their children’s smiles on television for the third annual Cutest Smile Campaign, starting Monday February 11th and running through Friday, Februa... « read more »



Hospitals Get Better at Reporting Healthcare-Associated Infections January 30, 2019 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

A new report from New Mexico Department of Health reports medical facilities statewide are doing a better job reporting healthcare-associated infections. « read more »



Steady Improvements in Safer Prescribing January 14, 2019 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today announces the release of its latest state quarterly prescribing report that shows a 14.9 percent decrease of prescribing high dose opioids in the state. « read more »

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