CDC Guidelines for EMS
NM DOH Guidelines for EMS
CDC Resources for Individuals
NM DOH Resources for Individuals
New Mexico Coronavirus Hotline
(for those who feel ill or have questions about their health)
General Information Hotline
(for those who have non-health questions about resources and the community)
Hotline for Senior Citizens
(for eligible senior citizens who need assistance with meal or grocery delivery)
Hotline for Seniors Living on the Navajo Nation
State of New Mexico
This ECHO program aims to support first responders such as firefighters, EMS, medical transport personnel and law enforcement officers, in their roles on the frontlines of America's opioid crisis. With 130 Americans dying of an opioid overdose on average every day, first responders are the first to answer in a 911 emergency. They provide a critical "lifeline" in nearly every community but especially in New Mexico's rural towns and counties, where the closest urgent care or hospital might be hours away.
The First Responder program, supported with funding from the New Mexico Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, also aims to stem rising rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, compassion fatigue, depression and suicide among paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement. Curriculum topics include patient care around opioid use and chronic pain as well as personal resiliency and self-care, healthy communication and debriefs after trauma, and other relevant mental health topics.
The First Responder ECHO hub team includes a psychiatrist and emergency room physician, a pain doctor, an expert paramedic, a firefighter and a law enforcement officer. All New Mexico first responders are invited to attend this twice-monthly teleECHO program.
All New Mexico first responders such as firefighters, EMS, medical transport personnel and law enforcement officers.