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Department of Health, New Mexico

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The Department of Health is an agency in New Mexico.

The Department operates or contracts for health improvement programs including emergency medical care, substance abuse prevention, treatment of alcoholism, mental health disorders,forensic evaluations, and services for the developmentally and/or mentally disabled.[1]


The Department's operating budget for fiscal year 2011 was $511,902,985.00.[2]

Program Allocations
Administration $18,094,300.00
Public Health $194,033185.00
Epi/Response $26,512,900.00
Lab Services $11,322,900.00
Facilities $137,125,300.00
Dev. Disabled $112,405,100.00
Health Cert./Lic. $12,409,300.00
Total $511,902,985.00


The Department administers several Public Health programs, including the Women's, Infants and Children program, which is a special supplemental food program for qualifying women and children.[3] The program served 112,611 New Mexicans between July 2005 and June 2006.[4]

The Department also runs the Medical Cannabis program, which offers services to people with certain conditions.[5] As of January 7, 2011, the program had 3,054 active patients.[6]


The SunshinePortal is New Mexico's official transparency website and reports on government spending, contracts, and employees.[7]

The Department's Strategic Plans, including performance measures, are posted on the Department website.[8]

Records request information is available through the Department website.[9]

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