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Scope note: Contained here are books available at the NMSU Library, as well as links to relevant web sites.

Atlas of primary care access in New Mexico
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: J87 .N6 H204.82, A88, 2001
Prepared by the State Department of Health, this useful publication displays statistics in graphical manner.

County funded health care report
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: J87 .N6 H201.81, C85

New Mexico Selected Health Statistics.
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: J87 .N6 H204.1, H43
Issued annually by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Racial and ethnic patterns of mortality in New Mexico.
Location: Branson Library
RA447.N7 R3 1993

This health education network is dedicated to providing the best in free health information to border residents. A good deal of information in Spanish. Last visited: 12/2005

Border Epidemiology and Environmental Health Center
A unit of the New Mexico Border Health Office of the Public Health Division, New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Health Science, New Mexico State University established in 1998 to organize and develop technical health activities that enhance the quality of life of the people living on the border region. Useful information can be found under the Publications link. Site needs updating. Last visited: 12/2005

A publication of the U.S.-Mexico Project of the Resource Center Borderlines provides a forum to discuss the problems and successes, plans and strategies of those working to expand U.S.-Mexico relations. Colonias, health, water quality, and hazardous waste are just a few of the useful topics found in this publication. Web site available in Spanish. Last visited: 12/2005

Kids Count
Child well-being is the focus of this site. View state profiles, rankings, and raw data, compare states and counties, or create customized reports by state and county. Data includes population, race, income, disability, education, language, living arrangements, parental employment level, neighborhood characteristics. Graphs, maps and charts available. More useful data is found in the Publications section, including information by race and ethnic background. Excellent site; Highly recommended. Last visited: 12/2005

New Mexico Border Health Council
Organized in 1990 as a volunteer organization of professionals and community representatives to address the health issues in the New Mexico Border region. The Council's strives to improve the health status of the residents through advocacy, community education, and resource development. Unfortunately, the web site needs updating. The position papers section is useful, but also needs updating. Last visited: 12/2005

New Mexico Department of Health
A wealth information is available to those with patience. The site is divided into seven major sections and further subdivided within each section. The Publications area contains many short, current statistical reports, including county-based data. Also in the publications area are reports on drownings, AIDS, cremation statistics, and other unexpected information. The site could be better organized, so try the search feature if all else fails. Last visited: 12/2005

New Mexico Healthlink
An attractive site with information for consumers and health care professionals. Unfortunately, the site contains no original data, but links to other sources. Last visited: 12/2005

Right Start
A web site devoted to the challenges faced by newborns and their parents in states and in major urban areas. Birth related data, such as births to teen mothers, pre-terms births, low birth weight babies, children born to smokers, can be viewed as graphs, maps, rankings, or profiles. State-to-state comparisons are possibly. A very useful resource. Last visited: 12/2005

State Health Data
Health care spending for 1980-1998 by State and provider type (hospitals, physicians and clinics, nursing homes, etc.) and for medical products (prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, eyeglasses and hearing aids) purchased in retail outlets. Aggregate and per capita estimates. Source of funding estimates by state are also provided for Medicare and Medicaid. Last visited: 12/2005

State of Health in New Mexico
This report contains useful socioeconomic and health statistics complemented by attractive graphs. Special sections are devoted to mothers, infants, children, teen and youth development, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, violence, mental health, infectious diseases, blood borne and sexually transmitted diseases, and environmental impacts on health. Strategic plans are highlighted, as well as how social issues affect health. Last visited: 12/2005

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