The Behavioral Health Providers’ Association of New Mexico is a professional membership organization working to ensure that behavioral health providers share a unified voice in advocating for their clients and services in New Mexico.
The NMBHPA is a non-profit trade association of behavioral health entities providing publicly funded behavioral health care in New Mexico. Led by a 15-member Board of Directors and a staff Executive Director and representing various types of providers (agencies, individual practitioners, group practice plans, and professional associations) the NMBHPA provides behavioral health policy and legislative advocacy, and continuous system improvement.
April 20, 2018 Friday Webpage update.
Today is the deadline for Board nominations. If you’ve been thinking about it, e-mail me right away.
Our regular meetings with the State Agencies will resume on June 18 and will be on the third Monday of each month, 10-12 am at the BHSD office in Santa Fe. Once a quarter the third Monday meeting will include both the State Agencies and the MCO’s These meetings are open to all Providers and provide great networking opportunities as well as the opportunities to participate in discussions geared toward behavioral health system improvement. Meeting information, including call-in number, is posted under “Upcoming Events” in the right hand column.
Reminder: April 26 (this upcoming Thursday) are all four MCO/Provider forum meetings. You can add agenda items through our Member’s blog. You can also add comments under the “Leave a Reply” section visible at the bottom of the full posting. Please bring issues to these Forums…… this is our opportunity to build relationship with the MCO staff and solve problems.
We are working on setting up regular meetings with Falling Colors, but nothing is confirmed yet.
In the State, Regional, and National News , there is a new posting from the National Council Capital Connector on the upcoming “Hill Day” activities. This next week, many national organizations, and state representatives will be visiting state Congressional leaders advocating for mental health services. This article outlines relevant Federal legislation and is a good source of updated information.
Keep up the good work, and enjoy your weekend.
The NMBHPA contributes to ongoing behavioral health system improvements in a leadership role. Some of our activities in FY 2018 have included:
- Supporting and participating in health home development, integrated care education and learning.
- Joining the Medicaid Advisory Committee as a regular member
- Addressing escalating Health Insurance costs for member organizations and their staff through legislative testimony.
- Hosting a Roundtable discussion with national leaders from the Child Welfare League of America on building partnerships and collaboration for child and youth services
- Participating on the UNM Workforce Development Project
- Co-hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with the Association for Developmental Disability Community Providers and the New Mexico Health Care Association.