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Health Care Services Health Topics

About Health Care Services

Most people will need medical care at some time in their lives. Access to affordable, quality health care is important to physical, social, and mental health. Health insurance helps individuals afford health care. It is also necessary to have providers nearby who have appointment slots available.

Timely preventive care reduces the risk of illness, disability, early death, and lowers health care costs. These services both prevent illness through vaccination and advice, and detect illnesses earlier, when they are at more treatable stages. Preventive services are key to reducing death and disability and improving the New Mexico's health.

Health Topic Data and Usage

Please select one of the above Health Topics to see more information as well as navigation links to that topic's related Health Indicator reports and the related user queryable Health Datasets. Use the above top naviagtion images to change to a different Topic Category.

Health Topic pages contain more detailed information such as "Why Important" and "What is being Done". Along with this information are links to the associated Indicator Reports and Dataset Queries. The Indicator Reports provide graphs, maps, public health context, and data tables. Many of the topics have queryable datasets that you can use to create your own tables, charts, and maps. These data query results pages will contain dataset details, including data sources and tips on how data can or cannot be used.