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

March 25, 2019

Dear Members,

We have doubled in size! Please join us in welcoming Rebecca Dyer as our Contracts & Grants Manager.

Upcoming Events

On April 6th, please join us for a screening of the Shake Up and a panel discussion at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Shake Up is a nonprofit documentary film about the cause and consequences of the 2013 behavioral health Medicaid freeze in New Mexico, an event that has devastated the behavioral healthcare system in the state. This event is free and open to the public.

Mark your calendar for our first Annual Conference on May 23rd & May 24th in Albuquerque! Come and enjoy an engaging learning environment, opportunities to build partnerships, and take away ideas that support change as we move into “Our New World.” We will have our Annual Business Meeting at 7:30am on May 24th! To register, please visit:

In partnership with the NMPCA, we will be hosting two rural convenings this Spring on April 26th in Carlsbad and May 3rd in Las Vegas in collaboration with the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net.

Happy Spring,


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.

Add your voice. Become a member and advocate for clients and services.