Las Cruces, New Mexico

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Ken Miyagishima— Mayor
    • (575) 541-2067
    • KMiyagishima@las-cruces.org
  • Kathyleen M. Kunkel – Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health
    • (505) 827-2613
  • Jamie Michael – Health and Human Services Director
  • Dona Ana County Health & Human Services:
    • (575) 525-5833
  • Las Cruces City Council:
    • District 1: Kasandra Gandara— 575-541-2066
    • District 2: Greg Smith – 575-541-2066
    • District 3: Gabriel Vasquez— 575-541-2066
    • District 4: Jack Eakman—575-541-2066
    • District 5:  Gill Sorg—575-541-2066
    • District 6: Yvonne Flores—575-541-2066

Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, there were a reported 472 cases of cancer in non-Hispanic white men and 414 cases in Hispanic men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 394.87/per 100,000 (0.394% Non-Hispanic Men) and 461.54/per 100,000 (0.461% Hispanic Men) compared to New Mexico’s 345.17 (0.345%)

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, there were a reported 129 cases of prostate cancer in Non-Hispanic White men, whereas 98 cases of prostate cancer in Hispanic men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 118.7/per 100,000 (0.118% Non-Hispanic white men) and 93.41/per 100,000 (0.093% Hispanic men) compared to New Mexico’s 78.26 (0.078%)

Testicular Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, less than 5 cases of testicular cancer in Non-Hispanic White men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico were reported. In 2014 less than 5 whereas, in 2015, 5 cases of testicular cancer in Hispanic men were reported in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.09/per 100,000 (0.006% Hispanic men) compared to New Mexico’s 6.63 (0.0066%)
  • Resources:
    • Memorial Medical Center: Memorial Medical Center has a cancer center, “Memorial Cancer Center”. It is the only cancer program in Southern New Mexico that provides Medical Oncology, Hematology and Radiation Oncology.

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Dona Ana County recorded a 156.6 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.156%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Dona Ana County recorded a 35.1 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.035%).
  • Resources:
    • New Mexico Cardiac Care: provider of a comprehensive range of cardiac treatments and services in Dona Ana County and its underserved areas.
      • (575) 521-3270

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Memorial Medical Center: offers dietitians, diabetic educators to work with patients to help manage their diabetes.
      • (575) 522-8641
    • Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach: a non-profit organization which offers diabetes screening, talks and information sessions regarding diabetes.
      • (575) 522-0289

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • Resources:
    • Mesilla Valley Hospital— Mesilla Valley Hospital has a “Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide”, which is committed to reducing the number of youth suicides and suicide attempts by public awareness through educational training programs.
      • (575) 382-3500

*Obesity

  • Resources:
    • Healthy Kids New Mexico: A project of the New Mexico Department of Health, State and local partners. The program focuses to give kids what they need to play, eat well, learn well, and live a healthy life.

*state statistics