The New Mexico Maternal Health Program’s main purpose is to assure that all pregnant people have the best possible health care, and that New Mexico’s babies have the best possible start in life.
Maternal health refers to the health of pregnant people: during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
Perinatal health includes support to women and infants before, during and in the first year of an infant's life.
Children's health, including pediatrics, focuses on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence.
Adolescent health, or youth health, is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people's health and well being.
Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are those who have or are at increased risk of developing a chronic condition and require services beyond that usually required by children.