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.

Current Happenings

June 15, 2018

Dear Members,  All postings are listed  by category … simply scroll down the right side of any of the navigation pages.

Recent News Events

There is a 3-day Free Training for Youth  hosted by The DEA and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)  at UNM.

You can read the public comments submitted by the Association regarding the proposed changes to 8.26.6 NMAC, Placement Services.

Upcoming Events

We are meeting with our State partners on Monday, June 18 10- 12 am.  The agenda and call in information is included in the Upcoming Event posting.

Come celebrate at the Santa Fe Recovery Center  Open House, Friday June 22.  Special guests will be there!!

State, Regional and National News

From the National Council weekly Capitol Connector, see House Passes First Wave of Opioid Bills and More Policy News.

Also from the National Council  is the Focus on Addiction newsletter,

Best regards,  Maggie


2018 Activities

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.

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