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Grant awards millions to twelve community-based organizations June 14, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

The Department of Health (DOH) announces nearly $3.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to twelve community-led organizations through the Better Together Grant Program. « read more »



New Mexico first in nation to connect Human Services Department and Department of Health WIC services to combat child hunger June 9, 2022 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Through a first-in-the-nation project partnering the state with Microsoft and a national child hunger organization, New Mexico families will now automatically be connected to the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program. « read more »



Oral treatment for COVID-19: The game changer June 6, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

Oral treatments, taken from the convenience of home, reduce our chance of severe outcomes from COVID-19, including hospitalization and death, by nearly 90%. « read more »



State agencies, community groups accepting applications for NM Grown Golden Chile Award June 3, 2022 - Healthy Kids Healthy Communities - Information

SANTA FE – Applications are now available to apply for the 2nd annual NM Grown Golden Chile Award, an honor that reflects applicants’ commitment to connecting children, students, and seniors to New Mexico Grown food. « read more »



State agencies collaborate to help New Mexico moms, families find infant formula May 27, 2022 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

New Mexico state agencies are collaborating to provide parents and caregivers of infants statewide easy access to information necessary to find infant formula supplies and during the ongoing national formula supply shortage. « read more »



COVID-19 treatments available for high risk individuals May 25, 2022 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

The Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that COVID-19 treatments are available and can be accessed at many pharmacies, clinics and health systems across the state. « read more »



Live Vape Free program helps teens rise above the clouds May 4, 2022 - Nicotine Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announces the launch of Live Vape Free, a new program offering teens free tools and resources by text message to help them quit the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette, nicotine and vaping). « read more »



Lujan Grisham administration announces end of 35-year ‘Jackson’ lawsuit April 28, 2022 - Public Relations - Information

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the State of New Mexico announced on Thursday the historic culmination of Jackson, et al., vs. the Los Lunas Center for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, et al., one of the longest-running institutional reform lawsuits in the country. « read more »



Hidalgo Hope Haven and Recovery Center celebrates grand opening April 7, 2022 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) welcomes a new cutting edge facility this week. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Program ensuring patient access to product as commercial sales begin Friday March 28, 2022 - Medical CannabisEducational Materials, Resources, Publications and Archives - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) confirms a stable, long-term supply of medical cannabis is and will continue to be available for patients ahead of statewide recreational cannabis sales beginning later this week. « read more »



Governor signs House Bill 52, Harm Reduction Act February 28, 2022 - Drug Overdose Data - Information

Legislation permits distribution of life-saving drug testing devices SANTA FE — Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed House Bill 52, which modernizes the state’s Harm Reduction Act to better serve communities and improve the health of New Mexicans. The legislation amends the Harm Reduc... « read more »



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 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 »

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