Today, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced that Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed this week, April 2nd through April 8th, as Public Health Week in New Mexico.
National Public Health Week was created by the American Public Health Association and recognizes the men and women who champion healthy living in our communities while raising awareness of essential services they provide.
“National Public Health Week is an excellent opportunity to highlight how the contributions of public health are leading to a healthier New Mexico,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher. “The value of public health is all around us. Local public health offices serve as a unique and essential role in the state’s health system. By working to prevent chronic disease and to reduce health disparities, public health improves the quality of life for thousands of people who benefit from our essential safety net services.”