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Tobacco disparities are a high priority that need attention. Addiction to tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke are serious problems in our community.

But did you know that about 24% of African American adults in New Mexico smoke cigarettes, compared to only 19% of the overall population? Nearly 700 Black/African American people in New Mexico die each generation (20 years) as a direct result of cigarette smoking. Even more are harmed by illness from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Community Health Charities New Mexico is working to share resources on tobacco control and prevention. Read More.
Reset Your Health Clock for 2015

Doctor Holding ClockOn average, nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year's resolution. Many of these resolutions will focus on health. But being healthy is more than just exercising, eating right and drinking water. Whether you are young, old or somewhere in between, prevention and early detection can significantly reduce your risk of illness, disability or an early death. As baseball legend Mickey Mantle once said, "If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Many of us probably feel the same about our current health status. 



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Ovarian Cancer: Deadliest of all gynecological cancers. Help us raise ovarian cancer awareness; promote education; improve survival rate and quality of life for all women.

 

  

“I wasn’t able to attend summer camp because of my asthma”, says Laura Delaney, American Lung Association Volunteer Camp Director. So as an adult, I wanted to make sure all children with asthma had an opportunity to experience a traditional camping experience. "This is a great chance for kids with asthma to spend a week doing things all other kids can do. It is a chance for kids to learn that having asthma doesn’t have to hold them back from enjoying any activity.”


 
 

 

 

 

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