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NMPS 2024 Wylder Conference
September 21, 2024 - Albuquerque, NM
COVID-19 Public Vaccination Calendar
ACEs ECHO: “All Hands on Deck”
1st Thursday of the month, noon-1pm
ACEs ECHO: "Putting Faces to the ACEs”
2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month, noon-1pm
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and social determinants of health can lead to lifelong problems with substances, mental health, behavioral disorders, and chronic health issues.
Using the ECHO model of didactics and case-based education, participants will learn to recognize many different signs of ACEs and be given the information and skills to help those children in need. Via the Zoom platform, participants will learn from national and local experts. Sessions are open to all clinicians, including behavioral health providers, teachers, SBHC staff, and community health workers.
Continuing Education Credits will be available for participants: AMA, AAPA, CNE, APA, ASWB, and CHW.
Download a flyer about the series here (includes registration link; pdf)
Download the schedule here for Oct. 6, 2022 to May 18, 2023 (pdf)
RSV Cases are on the Rise
RSV positive cases have been increasing in New Mexico and the NMPS Pediatric Council has been in communication with the pediatric infectious diseases (ID) department at UNM and the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Presbyterian and UNM. They are recommending that we start the Synagis administration to all eligible patients now. Treatment should last five consecutive months to prevent severe RSV illness and hospitalization.
Our Synagis prior authorization form has just been updated and is available on our website and can be downloaded here (pdf).
Also of Interest
See our resources page for combatting youth e-cigarette use here.
Need a Pediatric Specialist?
Find the list of New Mexico's Pediatric Specialists here.
Find resources for providers and parents here
"CDC and FDA Approve Pfizer-BioNTech COVID19 Vaccine for children ages 5 through 11" Alert from the NM DOH on vaccinations for children 5-11 (Nov. 2, 2021)
"COVID-19 Pediatric Pfizer-Biontech Vaccine Key Messages" Information and FAQs on vaccinations for children 5-11 (Nov. 3, 2021)
2023-2024 Synagis Universal PA
Download the form with submission instructions here (pdf; updated September 2023)
Link to an up-to-date infectious disease dashboard for respiratory infections here (Tricore)
Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide
Serve as a Voice for Kids in Border Communities
Download here for more information (1 page; pdf)
Agenda for New Mexico’s Children
We've updated our Agenda for New Mexico’s Children in order to draw attention to the most urgent needs of our state's children and families. Including a total of 39 policy recommendations for improving our children’s lives, this agenda provides the framework for our 2023 legislative strategy.
Download the updated Agenda here (2022; 4 pages; pdf)
Recommendations to Improve Pediatric Specialty Care in New Mexico
The Pediatric Specialty Care Task Force recommendations were presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Interim Committee. A total of ten recommendations are included in the 14-page report.