The Health Care Authority’s mission is: We ensure that New Mexicans attain their highest level of health by providing whole-person, cost-effective, accessible, and high-quality health care and safety-net services.

Family Health Bureau

The Family Health Bureau works to improve the health of women, children and families in New Mexico through policy, surveillance, assurance, and direct services provided to reproductive age women, infants, children, adolescents and their families, including children and youth with special healthcare needs. The staff in the bureau work to bring federal funds to New Mexico and provide guidance and oversight of program services provided in the regional health offices.

The Bureau has seven program areas including Children’s Medical Services (CMS); the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC/Farmers’ Market); Family Planning (Title X); Families FIRST perinatal case management; Maternal & Child Health; Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives; and Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology.


As part of our Title V Maternal Child Health work, we conduct a statewide needs assessment every five years to assess the needs of our population, develop strategies to address the needs and ensure programmatic alignment. We work closely with our federal partners at the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Association of Maternal Child Health Programs (AMCHP) as well as the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), and with many New Mexico agencies and stakeholders including parent and family organizations. Special projects include the Infant Mortality CoIIN project, the New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative, and partnering in the Statewide LARC task force to increase accessibility and awareness of long acting reversible contraception.

Organizational Chart

The current organizational chart for the Family Health Bureau is as follows.

Current organizational chart for the family health bureau.

Support for Public Health Initiatives

The Family Health Bureau Staff show support for public health initiatives.

Two photographs showing the family health bureau staff supporting breast cancer awareness and wear red for heart health initiatives.

Learn More

Please view the our Family Health Bureau Programs Overview Presentation to learn more.

Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program


The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant Program is the nation’s oldest federal-state partnership. It aims to improve the health and well-being of women (particularly mothers) and children.

Title V funds are distributed to grantees from 59 states and jurisdictions. The funds seek to provide:

  • Access to quality care, especially for people with low-incomes or limited availability of care.
  • Assistance in the reduction of infant mortality.
  • Access to comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care for women, especially low-income and at-risk pregnant women.
  • An increase in health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Access to preventive and child care services as well as rehabilitative services for certain children.
  • Family-centered, community-based systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs.
  • Toll-free hotlines and assistance in applying for services to pregnant women with infants and children who are eligible for Title XIX (Medicaid).

Please read the Title V Block Grant Application FY 2020 & Annual Report FY 2018 for more information. You can also view the executive summary in English and Spanish:

The Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program is the nation’s oldest federal-state partnership. It aims to improve the health and well-being of women (particularly mothers) and children.

Family health Bureau Programs are funded, in part, by Title V: Children’s Medical Services, Maternal Health Program, Child Health Program, and Maternal Child Health Epidemiology.

Please take a moment to visit the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program website for more information about the Title V grant program.


  • This is Title V
  • This is Maternal Health
  • This is Infant Health
  • This is Child Health
  • This is Adolescent Health
  • This is Children with Special Healthcare

Title X Family Planning

The Title X Family Planning Program is the Federally-funded family planning program enacted under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. The program is administered by the Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services. For more than 40 years, Title X family planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals and others. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services.

Please visit the Title X Family Planning page for more information.

Women, Infants & Children

Logo graphic for the women, infants, and children program.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is for low-income pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement their diets, provides healthy eating information, health counseling, breastfeeding support, cooking classes, and referrals to health care providers and social services.

Please visit the Women, Infants and Children section of our website for more information.

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