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Advocates for a strong and sustainable behavioral health system

 The New Mexico Behavioral Health Providers Association (NMBHPA) unites over 70 behavioral healthcare providers and organizations with a shared vision of accessible and effective mental health services for all in the state.

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Diverse Voices, Inclusive Care:

Join the Movement for Equity

Through regular engagement with state departments and agencies, NMBHPA drives problem-solving and amplifies important behavioral healthcare concerns. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where providers can protect the community and those in need, working closely with the New Mexico State Legislature and oversight agencies.

Guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and an active Executive Director, NMBHPA strengthens the behavioral healthcare system by providing a platform for information exchange, education, and advocacy.

Upholding equity and inclusion, NMBHPA extends culturally relevant care to all, welcoming diverse members for a comprehensive transformation in behavioral health services across New Mexico.

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

Member Spotlight

Discover the exceptional individuals and organizations shaping New Mexico's behavioral health landscape. Each month, our Member Spotlight showcases those making significant contributions to compassionate and culturally sensitive care. Join us in celebrating their dedication to building a stronger, more inclusive behavioral health system.

To nominate a member or share a success story, contact us

— together, we're making a positive impact.

What Our Members Say

“NMBHPA has provided me a network of fellow providers throughout New Mexico who have an insurmountable amount of knowledge in the world of NM Behavioral Health. It is beyond helpful to be able to present ideas and brainstorm with such a variety of providers.” Molly Chavez

"Being a member of NMBHPA has truly been a transformative experience. The collaborative environment and commitment to mental health advocacy are unparalleled. Through NMBHPA, I've gained valuable insights, resources, and connections that have enhanced my ability to support individuals with behavioral health needs. I'm grateful to be part of such a dynamic community dedicated to improving mental health outcomes in New Mexico." – Devan Manilla

The NMBHPA keeps our agency updated on important legislative and policy changes. Throughout the year, team members from different departments in our organization participate in the biweekly meetings to ask questions and share ideas. We appreciate the chance to learn about different programs and client populations and enjoy networking with industry professionals throughout the state. The NMBHPA provides us with a strong voice in the NM Legislature as well as with the Managed Care Organizations and NM BHSD. In addition, membership offers ample opportunities for our team to contribute to advancing the profession and to assume leadership roles in behavioral health initiatives. – Katharine Spehar, SHRM-SCP