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 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 improvements.
The NMBHPA contributes to ongoing behavioral health system improvements in a leadership role. Some of our activities in 2019 have included:
- Hosting its first Annual Conference describing statewide changes and visions impacting behavioral health
- Providing legislative advocacy in support of the Medicaid Due Process Bill
- Hosting a webinar series on Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
- Collaborating with the New Mexico Primary Care Association on a national Delta Center Grant to provide statewide convenings value-based purchasing and integrated care