Centennial Care 2.0 update re UHC

Information provided by UHC.

This week  a district court ruling granted UHC’s   motion to stay and  ordered that UHC must be included in all readiness activities for the Centennial Care 2.0 contract starting immediately. UHC  will be working with the Human Services Department on preparing for open enrollment pending the hearing on the merits of their  appeal in late August.

Please contact Nancy Chapa at 505.449.4132 with any questions.

Looking for Catholic Mental Health Workers in Norther New Mexico

Submitted by Brian Serna, Serna Solutions


Opportunity for free CEU’s.

This is a special project with the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe to provide CRAFT training to Mariposas group facilitators all over the Northern New Mexico. The plan is to implement Mariposas groups to provide support and skills to parishioners who have a loved one struggling with addiction. I’m looking for ANY mental health workers who are Catholic in Northern NM to participate in this training. You will get 6 FREE CEUs, a small stipend for co-facilitating these groups in your local parish, and referrals from the parish into your practice/agency. Please tag your friends who might be interested and share this post. Call 505-831-8117 to register! Again, its FREE and lunch will be provided

Contact the Office of Family Life to Register

NMBHPA Elects new Board and Board of Directors Officers.

The NMBHPA announces the election of new Board of Directors and Board of Directors officers.

Board of Directors Officers:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

President – Krisztina Ford, All Faiths

Vice-President – Chris Tokarski, Mental Health Resources

Secretary – Neal Bowen, Hidalgo Medical Services

Treasurer – Sylvia  Barela, Santa Fe Recovery Center

Board of Directors  ***   Term expires June 30, 2019

**Anderson, Carol Luna,     The Life Link                                     carol@thelifelink.org

Barela, Sylvia                        Santa Fe Recovery Center               sbarela@sfrecovery.org

**Bowen, Neal                    Hidalgo Medical Center                 nbowen@hmsnm.org

Cooper Carrie                     Guidance Center of Lea County ccooper@gclcnm.org

**Davidson, Rex                  Los Cumbres                                       rex.davidson@LCCS-NM.org

Everitt, Marti                        La Casa Behavioral Health              meveritt@lacasahealth.com

Ford, Krisztina                      All Faiths                                              kford@allfaiths.org

Harris, Joe                             UNMH (Past President)

Johnson, Steve                     New Day                                              sjohnson@ndnm.org

Ley, David                              New Mexico Solutions

Nickless, Cate                    SW Independent  Practioners             cate.nickless@hotmail.com

**Nomberg, Beverly         La Familia-Namaste

Palmer,  Stacey                   Presbyterian Medical Services              Stacey.palmer@pmsnm.org

Serna, Brian                         Serna Solutions, Inc.                          briserna@yahoo.com

Tokarski, Chris                     Mental Health Resources, Inc.              ctokarski@mhrnewmexico.com



Partners in Policy Making Training

Please see the following information submitted by Wendy Lindbrink-Allison from the New Mexico Crisis Line.
I wanted to share information on the New Mexico Partners in Policymaking, an intensive Disability Leadership and Advocacy Training.
The program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 season. I thought you may want to share this opportunity with people for consideration. It is a great program and offers incredible opportunities to learn legislative advocacy, strengthen leadership skills, and promote change in our system.


The application is available  here. http://www.nmbhpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Partners-in-Policy-Making.docx   Please pass along to anyone you know who may be interested. Please contact the UNM Center for Development and Disability with any questions you might have! Contact information is included in the attached application.

Thank you. Wendy

Delta Center Grant Funds New Mexico Provider Associations

The New Mexico Primary Care Association  (NMPCA) has  received a $240,000 two year grant to implement value-based revenue models based on pay for performance, pre-established quality indicators, and integrated primary care and behavioral health services.   The NMPCA has engaged the New Mexico  Behavioral Health Providers Association (NMBHPA) as a grant recipient partner on the project, and the two Associations will collaborate on incorporating both behavioral health and primary care interventions and outcome measures.

The grantee, the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net, received funding for this project from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The  four  goals of the project are:

  1. Build internal capacity of state associations via Value Based Purchasing and Contracting Vision and  Strategy Development, board and staff engagement, learning organization practices, and sustainability planning.
  2. Build policy and advocacy capacity to advance value-based payment and care at state level
  3. Foster collaboration between primary care and behavioral health at state level
  4. Build capacity to provide TA and training to advance value-based payment and care at provider level.

Maggie McCowen and Brian Serna will participate on the grant team with the NMPCA, along with additional NMBHPA members TBD interested in serving as advisory committee to the project.

Stay tuned for project updates.