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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Mexico

New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2018 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues; provides updates on previous recommendations. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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New Mexico Implements and Expands Physical Activity Programs in Rural Communities
Describes the efforts of the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (UNM-PRC) to implement and expand evidence-based physical activity programs in the rural community of Cuba, New Mexico. Discusses program considerations relevant to working with rural communities and methods to connect with community partners and stakeholders to address their concerns and gain their support for making community changes to improve health and promote healthy habits.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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New Mexico Department of Health: FY17 - FY19 Strategic Plan
Identifies the priorities of the New Mexico Department of Health and explains how the Department plans to improve health across every segment of the population. Includes a discussion on how demographic changes within the state are disproportionately affecting older adults and rural residents.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Addressing the Health Needs of Sex and Gender Minorities in New Mexico
Describes disparities among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in New Mexico. Covers issues and health behaviors specific to SGMs, including challenges rural SGMs face. Offers recommendations to address SGM health disparities and improve health.
Author(s): Doug Calderwood, Rebecca Dakota, Dawn Hunter, et al.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in New Mexico
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hepatitis C in New Mexico among Persons Less than 30 Years of Age, 2014-2016
Reports on the incidence of Hepatitis C among young people in New Mexico with comparisons for rural/urban counties. Also examines HCV incidence by race/ethnicity, age group, gender, and incarceration status.
Author(s): Drew Faturos, Amy Drake, Jaiju Thomas, Chad Smelser
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings Care to the Patients
Highlights a New Mexico program that uses screenings, specialty care via telehealth, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of miners with occupational lung disease. Services are provided via a mobile screening clinic housed in a semi that goes to 12 locations in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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HEROs in Rural Health: Q&A with Art Kaufman
An interview with Arthur Kaufman, MD, vice chancellor for community health at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center. Discusses his work creating UNM’s Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) program, based on the agricultural extension model. Also covers his role in promoting the use of community health workers and work with UNM’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Preterm Birth - New Mexico PRAMS
Reports on preterm births in New Mexico using data from the state's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). Compares preterm birth rates by rural/urban location, race/ethnicity, age group, and more.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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