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Come to this page to learn about upcoming private well water fairs, biomonitoring opportunities, environmental health events and announcements.
Private wells owners in New Mexico have the chance to get their drinking water tested for free! The 2017 Private Well Water Testing series begins in March. We had an excellent turnout in 2016 from New Mexicans who took advantage of the free public health opportunity. Let's top that in 2017! See the schedule and learn more about the program here.
Biomonitoring results packets have been sent to participants of the San Juan County project. We thank all the participants for taking part in this biomonitoring assessment.

Check here. often to learn about biomonitoring opportunities that may be happening in your community soon.

What is biomonitoring? Find out here.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Week

Beyond Data, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the second annual National Environmental Public Health Tracking Week. The theme was chosen to highlight CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network's ability to go "beyond data" to improve public health.

Twitter Chat with Environmental Health Specialists

Are you interested in interacting with environmental health specialists on Tracking Program Week topics? Make sure to join our Twitter Chat Thursday, July 13th Noon- 1 pm MST. Share your stories, ask questions, and get involved in Tracking Program Week topics. Don't forget to use the hashtag #TrackingChat.

Closing the Gap-Cultural Competency in Health and Human Services

The changing nature of the health care field has magnified cultural issues facing the U.S. and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Recognizing the diversity of culture and the different ways to health, the NMDOH offers this nationally accredited training from The Cross-Cultural Health Care Program to begin the conversation toward quality health care that is culturally appropriate for all New Mexicans. Six CEUs have been approved for social workers/counselors, community health workers, certified public health professionals, and nursing home administrators. If you would like to register, please email Send Mail or call 505-827-2572.

  • What: In-person training on Cultural Competency in Health and Human Services
  • Where: San Juan County Public Health Office, Farmington, NM
  • When: August 23, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE, but you must register to attend.

CDC's Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge Launches!

Innovators are invited to take the Enviro Health App Challenge. The chosen app will help identify and promote innovative uses of data from CDC's Tracking Network. CDC is crowdsourcing innovators to use the Tracking Network and its API (Application Program Interface) to create easy-to-use software applications that will track environmental and/or health data indicators, monitor trends, provide access to data, educate the public, identify at-risk populations, and/or expose potential health hazards. Successful challenge submissions are eligible for the following prize awards:

  • 1st place - $20,000
  • 2nd place - $7,000
  • 3rd place - $3,000

The submission window is now open, but closes June 23, 2017 so be sure to register for the challenge as early as possible to get started. Visit CDC's Tracking Network Enviro Health Challenge website for more details.

Do you have ideas on new air pollution measurement strategies for wildfire events?

The Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge is seeking an accurate, lower-cost, and low-maintenance air quality monitoring system that can be used during a wildfire or controlled fire. Developers are encouraged to submit a prototype sensor system that measures fine particulate matter (PM2.5), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The system should be capable of rapid deployment and continuous real-time monitoring of highly dynamic air pollution levels during a fire event. Developers should also aim for designs that are easy to use and self-powered; include location data; and wirelessly transmit data to a central data-receiving station. Written submissions are due by Nov. 22, 2017 and prototypes must be submitted by Jan. 5, 2018.

The Challenge total award pool is $60,000, which may be awarded in total to one winner if all the requirements are met, or divided into several partial awards.

The sponsors of the Sensors Challenge are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Park Service (NPS). The non-profit organization, Tall Timbers Research Station, is also a partner. To learn more, visit
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