New Mexico Tracking Program
The New Mexico (NM)Tracking Program is an outlet for environmental health data and information, helping the people of New Mexico understand the connection between health and environment. One of the program’s key products, nmtracking.orgexternal icon, is where people can access data and get health information on a variety of environmental health topics. NM Tracking is a vital public health resource, providing the platforms to establish and broaden epidemiology, response, and health promotion programs for environmental health concerns across the state.
- New Mexico is the fifth largest state by land mass, but one of the most rural states in the nation.
- New Mexico is considered a minority-majority state where greater than 50 percent of the population self-identifies as a racial or ethnic minority.
- Approximately 20% of residents receive their drinking water from wells that are not regulated for water quality. NM Tracking supports private well water testing fairs, provides an on-line toolkit, and works with stakeholders to address well-water issues.
- Some regions face challenges associated with dust and wind, dry air, and droughts; others are prone to extreme heat and wildland fires. NM Tracking collects and analyzes data related to weather and climate and provides toolkits and educational resources to these communities.
In addition to the set of standard data collected and displayed by all state and local tracking programs, individual programs may host data that are important to their populations.
Tools and Resources:
- Wildland Fire and Smoke 5-3-1 Visibility Method with a Communications and Safety Decision Making Toolkitexternal icon
- Health and Environmental Indicator Reportsexternal icon
- Community Environmental Health Profilesexternal icon
- Health and Environment Data Explorerexternal icon
- Private Well Owners Resource Toolkitexternal icon
- Health Impact Assessment Toolkitexternal icon
- Water Quality from Community Water Systems Toolkitexternal icon