Human Services Department Publishes 2021 Data Book Volume 2


Provides national data that compares New Mexico to other states 

New Mexico Human Services Department announces the publication of  the department’s second Data Book Volume 2. 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.  

“The 2021 Data Book contains an abundance of information that can be used to  drive evidence‐based policy and legislation to positively transform the lives of New Mexicans,” said Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. “Transparency and fact-based information helps us identify  our state’s areas of greatest need to develop policy solutions that address those needs.” 

Link to the entire book: The HSD Data Book Volume 2 | 2021.1 (size 36,102 KB) 

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

2020 AGENCY HIGHLIGHTS | File size 239 KB 

Section 1B highlights significant efforts of Human Services Department, Aging and Long Term  Services Department, and Children, Youth, and Families Department from 2020 including efforts to  support New Mexicans during the COVID‐19 pandemic. 


This section provides information and statistics across a range of demographic, health, and  socioeconomic indicators. U.S. maps are broken out by the state, and New Mexico maps are presented  at the county-level. A text box on the bottom right of each table provides information important for  the correct interpretation of the table. In many tables, details will not add exactly to the totals and  subtotals shown because of rounding. 


New Mexico’s health and human services agencies serve over half of New Mexicans. Program  Enrollment data illustrates the number of people served by the: Human Services Department, Aging  and Long Term Services Department, and Children, Youth, and Families Department as well as the  total program expenditures by county.

The map below is a sample of many of the maps included in the Data Book. It represents the New  Mexico Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients as a percentage of  population by county as of October 2020. 

FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET REQUEST FACTSHEETS | File size 2,526 KB This section highlights significant Human Services Department budget requests in a clear and concise  format by summarizing the request, proposed funding and benefits to New Mexico. The state fiscal  year 2022 budget request is $1.130 billion to leverage an additional $6.737 billion in federal dollars to  help nearly half of the state’s residents through the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis. Nearly 85 percent of the department’s budget is funded by federal matching funds from a variety of  programs. For every additional dollar of new general fund, the department will earn ~$2.52 in  additional federal funds. The fiscal year 2022 request reflect the administration’s efforts to invest in  these critical and important programs. 

COUNTY FACTSHEETS | File size 12,476 KB 

This section provides comparable information and statistics across a range of demographic and  socioeconomic indicators, as well as information related to the Human Services Department field  offices, program enrollment and funding. Also included are details related to local health providers  such as nursing facilities, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and community resources  such as food banks and COVID-19 testing sites. 

DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE SCORECARD | File size 9,222 KB This section showcases the new, online and publicly‐accessible Performance Scorecard organized by  the department’s strategic goals. The Performance Scorecard is a strategic management tool used to  identify and improve various internal business functions and their resulting outcomes, and provide  feedback to key stakeholders, including department customers and the public. It is designed to help  answer the most common questions New Mexicans may have about the Human Services Department.  Individuals can use the Scorecard to choose a Medicaid Managed Care Organization that best meets  their needs, or to determine how quickly they can apply for and get benefits via several different 

routes. Some of the metrics show opportunities for improvement; and, ultimately, the Scorecard  shows what the department is doing and how well we are performing. Included in this section are  graphs and descriptions of all 31 measures. We recommend viewing this online to see the most  updated data. 

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 Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Child Support Program, and several  Behavioral Health Services.