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Downward Trend in Childhood Obesity in the Last 5 Years March 21, 2016 - Healthy Kids Healthy Communities - Information

Numbers released today by the New Mexico Department of Health show childhood obesity has decreased over the past five years in both kindergartners and third graders. Between 2010 and 2015, there was a 16 percent reduction in childhood obesity among third graders, and a ten percent reduction in kinde... « read more »

Education Assistance for Medical & Dental Students March 17, 2016 - Primary Care & Rural Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today it is now accepting applications from medical and dental students for the New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend. In exchange for the stipends, which will help cover education costs, medical and dentistry students will commit to serving two years... « read more »

Health Information System Act Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled March 17, 2016 - Health Systems Epidemiology - Information

State Health Department announces cancellation of March public meeting. « read more »

Premature Death Data March 16, 2016 - Community Health Assessment - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is releasing information regarding areas of the state with the lowest and highest premature mortality. Premature mortality, known as “Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 75,” is one measure to look at overall health status. In addition to looking at the nu... « read more »

Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Memory of Secretary Retta Ward March 8, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in memory of New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, who recently passed away. « read more »

Memorial Service Announced for Secretary Retta Ward March 7, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Memorial service arrangements have been announced for Secretary of Health Retta Ward. « read more »

Legislation to Fight Drug Abuse and Overdose Fatalities March 4, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation to fight prescription drug abuse and overdose fatalities in New Mexico. « read more »

Secretary Retta Ward March 3, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

We have some very difficult and heartbreaking news to share. It is with the heaviest heart that we inform you that our precious Secretary Ward was involved in an accident this morning, and unfortunately she did not survive. « read more »