New Mexico

Shiprock, New Mexico
At a Glance
  • State Population: 2,113,344
  • Local Health Departments: N/A
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Fire, Flooding, Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $6,949,221
    FY 2021: $6,760,227
    FY 2020: $6,664,176
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $13,263,544
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $5,974,365
PHEP-Funded Staff (rounded):
  • Epidemiologists: 4
  • Laboratorians: 14
  • Nurses: 5
  • Planners: 5
  • Other: 27*

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

CDC Preparedness Field Staff

1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  2. Information Sharing
  3. Community Preparedness
  4. Public Health Surveillance & Epidemiologic Investigation
  5. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
Stories from the Field
New Mexico Snow
Providing Care for the Critically Ill in Severe Weather

In December 2015, more than three feet of snow fell in eastern New Mexico. Roads were closed, and the region did not have the plows to reopen them. The New Mexico State Health Department and its partners worked with local dialysis centers to determine the needs of nearly two dozen dialysis patients and developed a service plan. PHEP-funded staff leveraged partnerships with the Department of Game and Fish and the National Guard to access snow-equipped vehicles and transport patients for treatment and healthcare providers to and from work. As a result, critically ill patients received potentially lifesaving care.