Provides national data that compares New Mexico to other states

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. announces the publication of the department’s first HSD Data Book. It is a summary of social, economic, and health statistics of our state. The Data Book presents, in one reference document, a diversity of information and is designed to facilitate comparisons of national, state, and county-level data.

“As a policy maker or one who partners with us in this service, we seek here to provide you with national data that compares New Mexico to other states,” said Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. in the book’s introduction. “But, more importantly, this Data Book is designed to provide county level information that is already used by HSD and can be used to identify our state’s areas of greatest need.”

Link to the entire Data Book The HSD Data Book Volume 1 | 2020.1 | File size 21,523 KB

The Data Book contains various sections, representing the types of information most frequently requested by a broad range of stakeholders.


This section provides information and statistics across a range of demographic, health, and socioeconomic indicators. U.S. maps are broken out by state, and New Mexico maps are presented at county-level. A text box on the bottom right of each table provides information important for correct interpretation of the table.


HSD serves nearly half of New Mexican residents. Program Enrollment Maps illustrate the number of people served by major HSD programs as well total program expenditures by county. Additionally, HSD recognizes and affirms the State of New Mexico’s government-to-government relationship with its 23 sovereign Pueblos, Nations and Tribal neighbors; and, therefore, has included a series of program enrollment maps among Native Americans.

The map on the following page is a sample of many of the maps included in the Data Book. It represents the Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment as a percentage of the population by New Mexico counties as of October 2019.


Each of these highlight 11 significant budget requests in a clear and concise format by summarizing the request, proposed funding, and benefits to New Mexico. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 HSD budget request is $7.782 billion, with a $1.225 billion request from the state general fund. Nearly 85 percent of HSD’s budget is funded by federal matching funds from a variety of programs. Over the last several years, HSD has managed its programs with little to no new general fund appropriations. The FY 2021 request reflect the administration’s efforts to invest in these critical and important programs.

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This section provides comparable information and statistics across a range of demographic and socioeconomic indicators, as well as information related to HSD field offices, program enrollment and funding. Also included are details related to local health providers such as nursing facilities, hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

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