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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 eliminates child support fees to aid families

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Food benefits available for wildfire and flood disaster victims 

Lincoln and Otero County residents, including the Mescalero Apache Tribe, may apply beginning July 10, 2024  SANTA FE – The New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) announced today that New Mexicans affected by the South Fork and Salt fires may be eligible...

Temporary hot food benefits for SNAP customers due to wildfires

New Mexicans can temporarily purchase ready-to-eat foods from deli departments  SANTA FE – Effective immediately, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers in New Mexico can temporarily use their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to...

New Mexico Health Care Authority Set to Launch July 1

The new agency plans to make it more accessible to get safety-net services and improve health care.  SANTA FE —New Mexico marks a significant milestone by launching the New Mexico Health Care Authority (HCA) on July 1, a new state agency serving 51 percent...