To transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities. 


A visualization of HSD's social impact measures is shown. These measures translate HSD customer cases processed into the impact on the communities we serve. The total amount of SNAP benefits issued are converted to an estimated number of meals provided to New Mexicans. The number of New Mexicans with access to healthcare is generated by looking a the number of individuals with Medicaid coverage. The total number of TANF cases shows how many families were provided shelter and other necessities. The total cases of LIHEAP support provided shows how many homes were heated and cooled for New Mexicans. Child support collections shows the amount supporting each individual child every month.
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Learn more about HSD's Social Impact Measures

A description of the measures and monthly data that can be viewed at the state or county level are available on the HSD Scorecard website.

HSD Customers March 2021

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The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to 1,100,445 New Mexicans through several programs including Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support, and several Behavioral Health Services.

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New Mexico Selected for National Behavioral Health Policy Academy 

State to explore and advance behavioral health workforce strategies  SANTA FE — The New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today that New Mexico is one of five states selected to participate in the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)...

Hot food benefits extended due to wildfires and floods

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New Mexico saves thousands of children from losing Medicaid coverage

SANTA FE — This month, New Mexico will reinstate Medicaid coverage for approximately 21,000 children, giving their families a second chance to renew their health care coverage, the New Mexico Health Care Authority announced today.  “Keeping children...

New Mexico eliminates child support fees to aid families

SANTA FE – In a significant move to support families, the New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today that they have eliminated program fees for child support services. This policy change aims to encourage more parents and guardians raising children...

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