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Top New Mexico Baby Names in 2018 December 27, 2018 - Public Relations - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2018 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »

Governor Martinez Announces Continued Improvement in Drug Overdose Death Rankings December 21, 2018 - Harm Reduction - Information

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health report that for the third consecutive year, the state’s drug-overdose death rank among states has improved. Based on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico’s national ranking has... « read more »

New Mexico Schools Awarded Money for Nutrition Efforts December 11, 2018 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department report 41 public elementary schools in seven New Mexico counties are being awarded a total of $30,500 for their efforts in the Healthier US Schools Challenge award from the United States Department of Agriculture. « read more »

Multi-State Effort to Provide Birth Certificates July 9, 2018 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will join the 23rd Navajo Nation Council – Office of the Speaker, Navajo Office of Vital Records and Identification and three U.S. states to sponsor a multi-day, multi state Delayed Birth Registration Event on July 16, 17 and 18th in Window Rock, Arizona. « read more »

Weekly Vital Records Service Hours for Grant County June 29, 2018 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Grant County Public Health Office now provides Vital Record services. Clients are encouraged to determine availability of services by calling ahead to the Grant County Public Health Office before making a visit, especially if they are traveling from surroundi... « read more »

Tobacco Use Among New Mexico High School Students at All-Time Low June 29, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that rates of cigarette smoking by New Mexico high school students are lower than ever before - dropping by more than 50 percent over the last decade. According to data from the 2017 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, youth cigarette smoking has... « read more »

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables April 10, 2018 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children program launches a pilot project at two Las Cruces grocery stores to test a new way for participants to use WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. « read more »

Medical Cannabis Program Launches Improved Patient Application March 19, 2018 - Medical Cannabis Patients & Caregivers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program launches a new version of the patient application, with changes that help both patients and certifying practitioners. « read more »