World Breastfeeding Week
The Taos Latch On Breastfeeding Coalition is taking part in a world-wide effort to ensure that working mothers continue to breastfeed. Latch On invites the community to a free celebration of World Breastfeeding Week at Twirl toy store on Wednesday August 6 from 11 am to 1 pm. Taos joins communities in 175 countries worldwide in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, an international initiative of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to increase breastfeeding rates in the industrial and developing worlds.
People from Latch On member organizations—Taos First Steps, Taos WIC, Tiwa Babies, and the Taos Center for Breastfeeding, as well as a representative from the NM Breastfeeding Task Force, will be on hand to provide information and support for breastfeeding moms and pregnant women considering breastfeeding. Free, healthy and kid friendly snacks, cake and beverages will be offered. Snacks will include lactogenic granola bars and cupcakes that promote breast milk production.
ARE YOU UNINSURED?
To meet the health insurance needs of our community, Holy Cross Hospital is currently enrolling for Centennial Care and the Health Exchange. The Open Enrollment Period is open now, but ends on February 15, 2015.
Medicaid has changed and is now called Centennial Care in New Mexico. There are also new eligibility rules that took effect in 2013. Even if you were denied Medicaid in the past, you may be eligible under the new eligibility rules. There is no deadline to enroll in Medicaid. However, under the Affordable Care Act, every New Mexican is required to have health coverage, so it is important to determine if you qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is credible coverage and does not require a monthly payment.
To learn more:
Call: Community Services Office
Phone: (575) 751-8296
Women’s Health Institute is your complete resource for women’s health care in Taos. From well-woman exams to family planning to osteoporosis care, we’re here for all the women of Taos and northern New Mexico, at all stages of life and health. Our physicians, gynecologists, and certified nurse midwives provide a range of health services to address all aspects of a woman’s health, her whole life long.
At Women’s Health Institute, we're northern New Mexico’s close-to-home resource for a full spectrum of health care. Women’s Health Institute is where women in Taos and the region go for confident, compassionate health services -- we focus on your health, from your perspective. Whether you want to keep your mind healthy or your bones strong, Women’s Health Institute is here for you.
If you’re due for a well-woman exam, please give us a call and we'll be happy to schedule an appointment within one week. This includes your annual mammograms. All of our services are available right here in Taos!
At Women’s Health Institute in Taos, along with our focus on general women's health and wellness, we also offer services or assistance with a wide variety of concerns, including: obstetrics and gynecology; motherhood and family planning; lactation consultations; adolescent and puberty health care; family medicine; tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse assistance; weight issues; breast issues and breast care; community health; and violence prevention.
Please call us at (575) 758-5001 to schedule an appointment.