Feb 14, 2024 - Announcement of a new collaborative among 6 states aiming to understand the challenges leading to postpartum mortality and find new solutions to address it. This collaborative will work alongside the National Governors Association initiative Improving Maternal and Child Health in Rural America State and Territory Policy Learning Collaborative which focuses on policy to improve health outcomes.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 7, 2024 - Profiles one of New Mexico's rural and tribal health councils which works to address health issues in their communities. Programs include home modification, exercise classes for older adults, overdose prevention resources, and more. Discusses the importance of understanding a community's culture and local barriers to care for resource and service providers. Describes sustainability and funding challenges.
Source: New Mexico Political Report
Jan 5, 2024 - Highlights access to maternal healthcare challenges in rural New Mexico. Notes facility closures, patient volume, and reimbursement rates as contributors to the lack of access. Discusses telehealth as a potential for increasing access to care.
Source: New Mexico In Depth
Jan 3, 2024 - Highlights a program addressing the lack of behavioral health and wrap-around services for those in or recently released from New Mexico jails, primarily in rural counties. Discusses the rise in substance abuse related arrests.