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The Safe and Healthy School Bureau (SHSB) understands that by supporting student health, we aSHSB_Yucca.Health.Modelre increasing students’ potential to succeed academically. Student health and well-being are essential to learning. We can all do our part to create a safe and healthy school environment.

With the recent school closures due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are sharing some of our classroom resources to help teachers, parents, and kids at home. The following resources have been compiled by staff from the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), Safe & Healthy Schools Bureau, and are intended to help identify online resources to help students stay active and choose nutritious food options during the ongoing schools closures. The list also includes resources for online classroom resources for physical and health education. Online Physical and Health Education Resource

USDE/OCR ADHD Guidance Letter 2016

Alcohol Portal: Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health. While most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to injuries and deaths in car crashes, many people do not know that drinking too much alcohol also can increase the chances of cancer, suicide, unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and other negative health outcomes. CDC provides for the common defense of the country and, as such, has a significant role in fighting excessive alcohol use through the use of our science, tracking, and service to the countless Americans and their families affected by drinking too much.

Asbestos Education

Johnny O. Perea Foundation (JOPF) NM Learning Guide

JOPF Asbestos Task Sheet

SHSB JOPF Living-With-Asbestos-PowerPoint

JOPF Asbestos Pre-Post Test

Asbestos in New Mexico

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing:

1) background information on the forms of e-cigarette products,

2) information on the multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges), and

3) clinical features of patients with severe pulmonary disease. This health advisory also provides recommendations for clinicians, public health officials, and the public based on currently available information.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping Key facts about E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

BAM! Body and Mind Logo

BAM! Body and Mind will tell you everything you need to know about all of the stuff that matters. Whether it’s nutrition, physical activity, stress, safety, or diseases, we’ve got you covered! We designed this specifically for you—kids 9–12 years old—and even have some awesome games and quizzes to test your skills!

Adolescent and School Health, Healthy Youth

Diabetes Management in Schools

Diabetes Training Resources – NMDOH 2023

Diabetes Management Act 2019

NMAC 6.12.11 Student Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management Report SY 19-20

Diabetes Management Report SY 20-21

Diabetes Management Report SY 21-22 (PDF)

Diabetes Management Report SY 21-22 (XLSX)

Student Diabetes Management Report SY 22-23 (PDF)

Some district data may be too extensive to include in the spreadsheet. Please contact if additional information is needed.

Federal Bureau of Investigations Albuquerque Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Food Allergies

PED Memo, August 2014: Addressing Food Allergies in Schools

Allergy and Emergency Action Plan Worksheet

USDA Special Dietary Needs Document

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies Document


Building a Grief-Sensitive School Community

New York Life has launched a groundbreaking program called the Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative to better equip educators and other school personnel to support grieving students. The New York Life workforce will provide a personal introduction to this initiative with a presentation that:

  • Raises awareness about the prevalence of childhood bereavement and ‘grief in school’
  • Increases the knowledge of the resources available for schools to support grieving students and their families
  • Support schools/school districts in striving to become Grief-Sensitive through tangible resources, training, practical tools and a connection to a network of supportive services

All Grief-Sensitive Schools receive a welcome packet of bereavement books and a $500 grant to support their efforts in striving to be grief-sensitive. Learn more about the initiative and take the first step by pledging to be a GSSI school.

The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico is proud to be supported by New York Life, and provides free support groups and workshops to young people and adults (ages 5 + up) coping with the death of a loved one. For more information, please call 505-323-0478 or visit

Health Education Content Standards




Health Standards Supplemental Guide  This Resource Guide is intended to provide health education teachers and other health advocates with national, state, and local resources that may enhance their delivery of health education lessons aligned to the New Mexico Health Education Content Standards with Benchmarks and Performance Standards.

Peer Health Exchange Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country.

Immunize Our Kids poster


2021-2022 SY School and Daycare Immunization Schedule Letter_

Protect Your Child with Vaccines

School & Daycare Immunization Schedule Governor’s Letter 2020-2021 Amended

School & Daycare Immunization Requirements 2020-2021 (English) Amended

School & Daycare Immunization Requirements 2020-2021 (Spanish) Amended

Measles Guidance for Parents from Gov. Lujan-Grisham and Department of Health in English

Measles Guidance for Parents from Gov. Lujan-Grisham and DOH in Spanish

Vaccinate Before You Graduate

Meningococcal Vaccines four Preteens and Teens

Exemption from Immunization Form

2019-2020 School Immunization Coverage Rates Report

NM Department of Health Information on Immunization Requirements

*AMENDMENT: Children under 18 months with 2 polio vaccines should be allowed to attend child care centers and pre-schools. The New Mexico Childcare/Pre-school/School Entry Immunization Requirements for 2018-19 have an inconsistency with the ACIP Childhood Immunization Schedule. Most infants receive the third dose of polio vaccine at their 6-month visit; however, some providers administer the third dose as late as 18 months. The ACIP schedule allows for the third dose to be given between 6 and 18 months of age. Therefore, children 6 to 18 months must have 2 doses of polio vaccine, not 3 as stated on the New Mexico Immunization Requirements

Vax view print your child's shot record

Did you know… you can now print your child’s shot record

(or your own!) at

Simply go to

and enter in a few pieces of information. It is so easy!

How to Talk About Vaccines With Children and Adolescents

Before starting conversations about vaccines and epidemiology with children and adolescents, adults should make sure they have a solid understanding of how immunizations work. As previously mentioned, many parents and educators may not have had sufficient health education themselves.

“The playing ground there is not level,” said Morse. “I think it’s one reason why there are so many misconceptions and myths out there about things like vaccines.”
A healthcare provider or public health professional can be a great resource, or visit these sites to learn more

Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

In an effort to help schools access student vaccination status, the New Mexico Department of Health is offered two trainings on the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) report functionality. The recorded training is available here here and additional resources from the training may be found below:

  1. HEDIS Specification Guide Interface Specification
  2. Sample Upload File with No Errors Upload File No Errors
  3. CDC website link to look up CVX codes:
  4. Link to NMSIIS Read Only/Reports Training: NMSIIS New User (Read Only) Training Course
  5. User Agreement the new user must send after completing the training, along with a copy of the completed training certificate (training details all next steps): 2021 NMSIIS User Agreement

Legislative Reports

House Memorial 127 Final Report

Report on Study the Incidence, Nature and Effects of Bullying and Other Forms of Harassment Affecting New Mexico Children and Youth

Lifesaving Skills/CPR Resources

American Heart Association: CPR in Schools, Hands-Only CPR, AED Implementation, Training Kits

American Red Cross: CPR Programs for Schools

Project Heart Start New Mexico: Heart Start for Schools

NM CPR Manikin Map Database


2016 Legislation Lifesaving Skills

American Heart Association Community CPR Manager, SW Region, Contact: Deven Daehn

Medicaid School-Based Services (MSBS)

Medicaid Parental Annual Notification

MBBS Consent Form

Combined Consent Form English

Combined Consent Form Spanish

IDEA Part B: Written Notification Regarding Use of Public Benefits or Insurance, June 11, 2013

Individualized Healthcare Plans and the Individualized Education Program Memorandum 2015

Meningococcal Diseases

Meningococcal Resources

Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

New Mexico Youth Data

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The YRRS is part of the national CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), but the survey results have widespread benefits for New Mexico at the state, county, and school district levels.

GLSEN 2017 Climate Survey Results

New Mexico School Health Manaul

Pest Management in Schools: NMAC

Off-Highway Vehicle Program   

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program provides OHV safety education training to the residents of New Mexico as mandated by the New Mexico State Legislature. The program is funded entirely by OHV users via registration fees collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and appropriated to the department by the state legislature. The OHV program offers hands-on safety training and public outreach free of charge, with emphasis on accident and injury prevention, parental responsibility for supervision, and ethical OHV operation to conserve the state’s natural resources.

Physical Education Content Standards




Youth Compendium of Physical Activities The Youth Compendium is intended for widespread use by researchers, state and local health departments, educators, and fitness professionals and in the commercial sector for development of metrics related to exercise equipment and behavioral interventions.

Professional Development/Trainings

CDC E-Learning Series: Training Tools for Healthy Schools

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: E-Learning for School Personnel and Health Providers

School Health Resources Reports

2018-2019 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2017-2018 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2016-2017 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2015-2016 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2014-2015 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2013-2014 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2012-2013 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

2011-2012 Annual School Health Services Summary Report Brochure

School Health Rules Check List 2022

SHARE New Mexico manages New Mexico’s largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive resource directory. ShareNM was created to help organizations, non-profits and individuals working to improve the quality of life in New Mexico. Built by and for New Mexicans, ShareNM provides convenient access to reliable data on New Mexico community health resources, social services, initiatives and counties. ShareNM also simplifies the process of offering, finding and applying for grants and funding.

Social and Emotional Learning

CASEL Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Through research, practice, and policy, we collaborate with thought leaders to equip educators and policymakers with the knowledge and resources to advance social and emotional learning in equitable learning environments so all students can thrive.

Wallace Foundation Find Out How to Build Social and Emotional Learning Skills; Compare Leading SEL Programs

Second Step Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.

Why Try Imagine if resilience was a learned trait – one that could be developed and increased by both teachers and students alike, allowing everyone in a school environment to access inner motivation in and beyond the classroom. Research has shown that resilience can be fostered and increased in adolescents – that they can learn skills to help them adapt and even thrive amidst tremendous challenges. WhyTry programs help you deliver these skills using an engaging, multisensory approach, which will transform your classroom or school climate and completely change the way your students view adversity. Multiple third-party studies have proven that our approach to resilience education works.

The Choose Love Enrichment ProgramTM is a no cost Pre-K through 12th grade social and emotional learning program that teaches educators and their students how to choose love in any circumstance and helps them become connected, resilient and empowered individuals.

Finding Focus is a digital course for teens created by UC Santa Barbara & UT Austin.
The 22-day course teaches students how to train their attention and also how to use attention to relate more effectively to their thoughts and emotions. There are weekly 12-minute lessons and daily 4-minute exercises, for a total time commitment of 2.5 hours.
Scientific research shows that the course leads to increased classroom focus, better stress management, and improved emotional regulation.
Thanks to funding from the U.S. Dept. of Education, high school teachers and their students get free access. A teacher interface makes it simple to enroll students and track their progress.
To learn more, check out the short video at:

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