The New Mexico Department of Health Results Scorecard shows the progress we made toward a Healthier New Mexico during fiscal year 2018 (FY18), quarter 4 (Q4). You can use this Scorecard to learn about the actions we are taking to carry out our Strategic Plan. The Scorecard shows what we are doing and how well we are doing it.
A Result (R) is the condition of well-being we would like to see for the population of New Mexico. An Indicator (I) helps us measure the desired Result in the population. A Program (P) is an organizational unit in our agency that helps us reach the desired Results. A Performance Measure (PM) helps us measure how well a Program is contributing to population health.
Time Period describes the most recent period for which data are available. The Actual Value, Target Value, and Current Trend are for the Time Period shown. Actual Values may show a background color. Green means we met the Target Value. Yellow means we were close to the Target Value. Red means we did not meet the Target Value. The Current Trend shows whether we have been getting better or worse. A green arrow shows the trend is moving in the direction we desire, a red arrow shows the trend is moving away from our desired target, and a black arrow shows that the trend is staying the same. The number next to the arrow shows how many periods in a row the trend has been in the same direction.
During the fourth quarter of FY18, some of PHD’s accomplishments included:
The Southwest Region was able to conduct a Functional Exercise called “Operation Cascarones” that simulated a 3-day acute infectious disease outbreak affecting the local population along the US border with Mexico, within the Paso del Norte Region (El Paso, TX, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX, and Las Cruces, NM). Common cases with international demographics are communicated to and through binational public health organizations and agencies. Simulated social media interaction between the public and exercise participants addressed health concerns of the community and exercised public information and warning. The Southwest Region took the lead on this exercise with collaborations from Office of Border Health, Texas Department of Health, and Health partners from Chihuahua Health Services.
The Northeast Region piloted telemedicine/telehealth amidst a regional clinician shortage to bring access to family planning services in rural communities in Northeast New Mexico. Over the past year, the Region collaborated with the Family Planning Program to pilot the use of technology to bring telehealth services to Guadalupe County. Due to the success of this pilot, staff were able to expand this opportunity to Colfax County, with future hope of adding a third, Union County, in FY19.
The Tuberculosis (TB) Program coordinates the TB ECHO clinic for active TB patients, started and supports the Navajo Nation ECHO clinic for Navajo patients treated in New Mexico or Arizona, and is actively involved in the first binational bilingual TB ECHO for US, Mexico, and Central American patients. All three train health workers in TB management while providing high quality care for patients.
With funds from the Brindle Foundation, NMDOH purchased ad space through National CineMedia to increase awareness of effective birth control methods and clinic locations. The mobile banner and Facebook ads directed females aged 13-17 and 18-19 to websites with information on birth control choices. Another campaign beginning in November, 2018 will include ads for birth control awareness and the BrdsNBz text messaging service and a video for birth control awareness.
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $ 181,331,100
The Public Health Division (PHD) fulfills the NMDOH mission by working with individuals, families, communities and partners to improve health, eliminate disparities, respond to health threats, and ensure timely access to quality, culturally competent health care.
The Public Health Division serves all New Mexicans.
PHD staff members implement evidence based public health interventions and promote healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the burden of chronic and infectious disease in our communities. Public Health assures access to health care through case management, and through recruitment and retention efforts including the J-1 Visa Program, licensing of midwives and community health workers, tax credits for rural health providers, and collaboration with rural primary health care providers throughout the state.
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $28,188,700
The Epidemiology and Response Division (ERD)
monitors health, provides health information, prevents disease and injury,
promotes health and healthy behaviors, responds to public health events,
prepares for health emergencies, and provides emergency medical, trauma, vital
registration, and sexual assault-related services to New Mexicans.
ERD serves all New Mexicans, particularly
those at risk for injury, disease, and health emergencies, and those in need of
emergency medical services, trauma care, birth certificates, and death
ERD provides services through six bureaus: Vital Records and Health Statistics (VRHS), Health Emergency Management (BHEM), Emergency Medical Systems (EMS), Environmental Health Epidemiology (EHEB), Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDEB), and Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology (IBEB). In addition, the Community Health Assessment Program (CHAP) operates the online NM Indicator-Based Information System (IBIS) providing data on numerous health-related measures; and the Health Systems Epidemiology Program (HSEP) analyzes and disseminates hospitalization and emergency department data.
VRHS annually registers approximately 26,000 births and 17,000 deaths, and issues over 250,000 birth and death certificates. VRHS also analyzes and distributes data to numerous agencies and organizations to assist them in improving the health of New Mexicans. By working at the state, regional, and local levels through public and private partnerships BHEM enables New Mexicans to prevent, detect, report, respond to, and recover from health-related emergency and disaster incidents. The EMS Bureau administers the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Trauma, and Stroke/STEMI (Heart Attack) programs. EMS assures licensure for over 8,000 NM Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
EHEB conducts surveillance on conditions associated with environmental exposures (e.g. drinking water, air, and soil), provides information to other programs and the public, and implements interventions. IDEB performs surveillance for notifiable infectious diseases and conducts epidemiologic field investigations associated with those diseases, investigating over 10,000 potential cases each year. IDEB and EHEB also provide an on call service, responding to over 5,000 calls annually from healthcare providers, state agencies, educational facilities, the general public, and others seeking advice and recommendations. IBEB analyzes alcohol- and drug-related public health problems; supports substance abuse prevention programs and policy initiatives; provides injury prevention services for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly; and conducts studies in injury epidemiology. IBEB also conducts the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System annual survey of about 9,000 adults as well as the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey of about 30,000 mid- and high school students to provide state, county, and school district level data on risk behaviors and resiliency factors.
During the fourth quarter of FY18, some of SLD’s accomplishments included:
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $ 12,904,200
The Scientific Laboratory Division (SLD) provides laboratory analysis and scientific expertise for public health policy development, environment, and toxicology programs in New Mexico (NM). SLD provides timely identification in order to prevent, identify, and respond to threats to public health and safety from emerging and unusual infectious diseases in humans, animals, water, food, and dairy, as well as chemical and radiological hazards in drinking water systems and environmental water, air, and soil. In addition, the laboratory performs drug testing and provides expert witness testimony for forensic investigations of Driving While Intoxicated/Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs (DWI/DUID) and cause of death from drugs and infectious disease. SLD is the primacy bioterrorism and chemical terrorism response laboratory for the state and provides training for clinical laboratories throughout New Mexico.
New Mexico statute dictates that the Scientific Laboratory Division is the primacy laboratory for the NMDOH, the New Mexico Environment Department, and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, as well as the testing and regulatory authority for impaired driving testing.
The Scientific Laboratory is New Mexico’s official public health, environmental monitoring, and forensic toxicology laboratory. In the above roles, the Scientific Laboratory Division operates the following programs:
During the 4th quarter of FY18, some of FMD's accomplishments included:
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $124,072,300
The Facilities Management Division (FMD) fulfills the NMDOH mission by providing:
FMD oversees five healthcare facilities and one community program. Most individuals served by NMDOH facilities have either complex medical conditions or psychiatric disorders that manifest in violent behaviors, and private sector providers are either unable or unwilling to serve these complex individuals, many of whom are restricted to NMDOH facilities by court order.
FMD Facility staff cares for both New Mexico adult and adolescent residents, who need continuous care 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a year as well as provision of a variety of behavioral health outpatient services.
In FY18 Q4, some of DDSD's accomplishments included:
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $159,443,800
DDSD is the primary state agency that funds community services and supports for people with disabilities and their families in New Mexico.
DDSD's primary focus is on assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in exercising their right to make choices, grow and contribute to their community.
During the fourth quarter of FY18, some of DHI’s accomplishments included:
Health Facility Licensing and Certification:
Community Based Waiver Programs:
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $12,047,500
The Division of Health Improvement (DHI) plays a critical role on improving the health outcomes and ensuring the safety of New Mexicans. DHI ensures that healthcare facilities, community based Medicaid waiver providers and community support services deliver safe and effective healthcare and community services in accordance with laws, regulations, and standards of practice.
DHI works closely with key stakeholders to promote and protect the health, safety, and quality of life of New Mexicans. Our stakeholders include executive and legislative policy makers; providers; facilities and contractors; other state, local, and federal government agencies; advocacy groups; professional organizations; provider associations; various task forces and commissions; and the tax paying public at large.
Key DHI enforcement activities include: conducting various health and safety surveys for both facilities and community-based programs; conducting investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation, death or environmental hazards; and processing over 44,000 caregiver criminal history screenings annually.
During the fourth quarter of FY 18, some of MCP accomplishments included:
FY18 OPERATING BUDGET: $2,750,000
The Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) was created in 2007 under the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act (the Act). The purpose of this Act is to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions. New Mexicans with a diagnosed qualifying medical condition are eligible to participate in the Program.
The Program serves New Mexicans with qualifying medical conditions diagnosed by a health care provider. There are currently 21 qualifying medical conditions:
The Program enables the provision of compassionate care for people that have certain illnesses who prefer to use cannabis to alleviate symptoms related to their diagnosis.