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New Mexico Suicide Deaths Increase in 2020 December 6, 2021 - Suicide Prevention - Information

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today 520 New Mexico residents died by suicide in 2020; this is an increase of five suicides as compared to 2019. New Mexico had the fourth highest age-adjusted rate for suicides in the nation in 2019, (which is the most recent year fo... « read more »



New Mexicans Urged to Prevent & Manage Diabetes November is National Diabetes Awareness Month October 29, 2021 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

SANTA FE--During Diabetes Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages New Mexicans to take advantage of the free programs the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program offers to help prevent and manage diabetes and other chronic conditions. « read more »



State Offers Guidance for COVID-19 Booster Shots Boosters now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines October 22, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

SANTA FE - On Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the approval of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. (Pfizer boosters have been available since late September.) The CDC also approved “mixing an... « read more »



State enacts crisis standards of care Provides clarity, flexibility to patients and providers October 18, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

SANTA FE - Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the enactment of Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for the state’s health care system. « read more »



Department of Health recruiting members for Eddy County Health Council August 1, 2021 - Health Promotion - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health Southeast Region and the Eddy County Health Council (ECHC) are recruiting candidates for council membership. « read more »



Department of Health investigates two suspected wound botulism cases June 10, 2021 - Public Health - Information

SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating two suspected cases of wound botulism, one involving a 26-year-old Rio Arriba County woman; the other a 40-year-old man from Bernalillo County, both patients report injection drug use. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Encourages New Mexicans To Use the 5-3-1 Visibility Method During Wildland Fires to Protect Their Health from Smoke April 27, 2021 - Air Quality - Information

With the wildfire season underway, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminds New Mexicans that air quality can change rapidly during wildfire season and you might need to make quick decisions about whether or not to go outside. « read more »



NMDOH Appoints Mark Orgeron as Executive Director for Care Operations April 1, 2021 - Administrative Services - Information

NMDOH Appoints Mark Orgeron as Executive Director for Care Operations « read more »



Department of Health Proposing Legislative Efforts to Reduce Fentanyl, Other Drug Overdose Deaths February 18, 2021 - Drug Overdose Data - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), in partnership with state lawmakers, proposes Senate Bill 255 which seeks to update sections of the state’s Harm Reduction Act to better allow the department to combat the rising number of Fentanyl and other drug overdose deaths in the state. « read more »



NMDOH Lifts Lodging Restrictions During Extreme Weather Conditions February 13, 2021 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

The current COVID-19 restrictions on lodging capacity are suspended during times of extreme weather conditions and road closures. « read more »



Legislation to curb congenital syphilis advances in New Mexico Senate New policy would prevent birth defects and infant deaths February 11, 2021 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information

New policy would prevent birth defects and infant deaths The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday shared an update about key legislation intended to combat congenital syphilis in New Mexico. « read more »