EHEB convened the Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Health Status Workgroup to coordinate efforts to address CVD at the NMDOH level. EHEB started this workgroup in late 2015 and included ERD's EMS Bureau and CDB. EMS and CDB have interventions in place to address CVD. The workgroup developed a logic model to map out a strategy for how NMDOH can collectively impact CVD mortality using a collection of evidence-based practices. Some of these practices are currently in place, while others are planned for future implementation.
- EHEB developed CVD a community risk profile to target interventions in areas of the state most at risk. From this effort has demonstrated the southeast area as the highest risk of CVD mortality.
- The CVD Workgroup identified the Southeast as the area with the highest risk of CVD morbidity.
- The CVD Workgroup identified Roswell as a city where hospitals could be contacted for increasing cardiac care capacity.
- EHEB received three air quality monitors to place in three communities for PM2.5 monitoring.
Two of the communities selected to receive these monitors were Roswell and Carlsbad. The third community will be either Artesia or Portales.
- PHD identified opportunities for how electronic health records evaluations can be used to assess CVD risk.