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Honoring Emergency Responders and Hospital Staff who Work in Rural Areas November 19, 2015 - Emergency Medical Systems - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is recognizing rural hospitals and emergency responders on National Rural Health Day, for their work to keep New Mexicans healthy and safe. About 30 percent of New Mexico’s population lives in a rural area. « read more »

Free Resources to Help New Mexicans Quit Smoking November 18, 2015 - Nicotine Cessation - Information

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout® is a day when smokers across the nation make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Department of Health wants to encourage New Mexicans who smoke or use tobacco products to utilize free services avail... « read more »

Diabetes Awareness Month: Taking Steps to a Healthier You November 18, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that diabetes affects more than 170,000 adults statewide. That’s one 1 out of every 8 adults, and for some of them, it’s an emotional roller coaster. The National Diabetes Education Program says it’s common for people with diabetes to feel overwhelm... « read more »

New Mexico Department of Health Receives National Accreditation November 16, 2015 - Accreditation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is now one of the 12 state health departments in the country to receive PHAB accreditation. The Department of Health’s accredited status could make New Mexico more competitive for funding. In the future, health departments that are accredited could be favorably... « read more »

Department of Health Nurses Receive Nursing Excellence Awards November 10, 2015 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is pleased to announce that two nurses from the Public Health Division were recognized with Nursing Excellence Awards. This year, seven nurses from the Department were nominated for the awards. « read more »

Reduction in Most Healthcare-Associated Infections November 3, 2015 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that healthcare facilities in the state are making progress in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare‐associated infections can be acquired by patients in healthcare settings while receiving treatment for other conditions and are theref... « read more »