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Applications being accepted for Birthing Workforce Retention Fund March 20, 2024 - Maternal & Child Health - Information

The fund provides grants to Certified Nurse-Midwives and physicians who provide full scope perinatal care assistance to cover malpractice insurance premium costs. « read more »

Department of Health reports death of man from plague March 8, 2024 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

First human plague case in state since 2021 « read more »

Open enrollment for 2024 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program begins February 15th. February 8, 2024 - Farmers' Market Nutrition - Information

First-time applicants are welcome and previous applicants must reapply to confirm they are still eligible for the benefits. « read more »

Department of Health announces top New Mexico baby names in 2023 December 20, 2023 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

SANTA FE – Here’s New Mexico’s top 10 baby names of 2023. « read more »

State shows commitment to safeguarding DD Waiver program participants through increased investigations and oversight. November 29, 2023 - Developmental Disabilities - Information

The 2023 Incident Management Bureau (IMB) Annual Report has published by the Division of Health Improvement. « read more »

Departments of Health and Public Education host upcoming student health conference November 9, 2023 - School and Adolescent Health - Information

Head to Toe conference looks at student health from different perspectives. « read more »

Governor renews executive orders around gun violence and substance misuse, DOH updates public health order October 6, 2023 - Public Health - Information

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham renewed executive orders on gun violence and substance misuse as the New Mexico Department of Health issued a revised public health order. « read more »

National Midwifery Week: Department of Health Maternal Health Program honors unsung heroes of maternal care October 4, 2023 - Family Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (DOH) Maternal Health Program joins midwives state and nationwide in celebrating and recognizing National Midwifery Week October 1-7, 2023. « read more »

Department of Health celebrates importance of Community Health Workers October 2, 2023 - Community Health Workers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of Community Health Workers celebrate New Mexico Community Health Workers Month and will also be hosting their upcoming 2023 Conference. « read more »

Public Health Emergency Report reveals alarming firearm injury trends in New Mexico September 28, 2023 - Injury Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health unveiled the "Comprehensive Report on Gunshot Victims Presenting at Hospitals in New Mexico." Spanning from 1999 to 2023, this report illustrates the concerning rise in firearm-related violent deaths and injuries in the state. « read more »

Free at-home tests return September 25 September 21, 2023 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

Yesterday, the Biden administration announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household — aiming to prevent possible shortages during a rise in coronavirus cas... « read more »

Annual national conference of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs hosted by DOH Farmers Market Program August 30, 2023 - Farmers' Market Nutrition - Information

The Department of Health’s (DOH) Farmers Market Program proudly hosts the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) 2023 Annual Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place from September 5 to 9 at the Drury Plaza Hotel. « read more »

Protect yourself from the sun and heat: essential safety tips for New Mexico residents August 17, 2023 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Information

By adopting a combination of sun safety practices and heat awareness, residents can safeguard their immediate and long-term health. « read more »

DOH Cabinet Secretary Patrick Allen announces new leadership appointments August 16, 2023 - Human Resources - Information

DOH Cabinet Secretary Patrick Allen announced today that Dawn Sanchez is being promoted to the position of acting Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Dr. Miranda Durham has been promoted to the role of Chief Medical Officer. « read more »

DOH issues essential guidance to address smoke impacts from fires across the state August 7, 2023 - Air Quality - Information

To safeguard residents from potential health hazards posed by the pervasive smoke, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) has released vital guidelines aimed at providing comprehensive protection. « read more »

State discloses death of disabled client June 29, 2023 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) disclosed today the death of a client with developmental disabilities who was receiving services on one of the state’s Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD Waiver) programs. « read more »

New Mexico wears orange to honor survivors of gun violence June 1, 2023 - Injury Prevention - Information

State launches month long awareness and education campaign; non-profit to distribute free gun locks. « read more »

June 15 is the last day New Mexicans can order free at-home COVID-19 tests through Project Act May 31, 2023 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Information

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Project Act, which provides free at-home COVID-19 tests, will conclude at the end of June. « read more »

Department of Health issues statement on the extreme case of abuse and neglect that resulted in the tragic death of a disabled client May 18, 2023 - Developmental Disabilities - Information

Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Patrick Allen issued a statement following the arrests of Angelita Chacon, Patricia Hurtado, and Luz Scott by New Mexico authorities in the horrendous case of abuse and neglect that resulted in the tragic death of an intellectually disabled client. « read more »

Medical Cannabis Program adding insomnia as a qualifying condition May 16, 2023 - Medical Cannabis Advisory Board - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) announced the addition of insomnia to the program’s list of qualifying conditions for enrollment starting June 1, 2023. « read more »

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