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 improvement.

Current Happenings

June 3, 2019

Thank you for supporting our Association and attending last week’s conference.

I would like to recap with a few thoughts that I had as I attended those two information-packed days.

The Health Secretaries’ message was clear: we’re entering a new era, in Santa Fe and across the state, and the new Administration seeks to collaborate with behavioral health agencies and our Association. We share a common desire and the common interest of bettering behavioral health for all who rely on services – and we seek better outcomes for all of the citizens of New Mexico.

The conference sessions were versatile and I hope you found them to be relevant – not just for the clinical staff, but also for the management and support staff of your agency.

I found the Value-Based Purchasing sessions especially beneficial. The Delta Center Grant, which was awarded to the Association and the NM Primary Care Association, underwrites our work in rolling out this important and game-changing initiative across the state. Since it’s not a question of whether but when we must implement this innovative approach to client care, it is important that behavioral health providers have the opportunity to get information and their questions answered about it.

Pulling together a conference is no small feat and I would like to thank the Board’s Education Committee Chair, Carol Luna Anderson who provided her significant educational expertise and direction, and the staff, Rebecca Dyer and Maggie McCowen for a smooth and jam-packed event.

Thank you to our sponsors as well – we appreciate your support and partnership.

And finally, thank you all for attending, for participating, for networking – we hope you had a good time and will join us again next year.


Krisztina Ford
Board President NMBHPA
CEO All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center

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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