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Recovery Communities and Organizations in Rural Southern New Mexico – Gaps, Barriers and Recommendations

This project examined the current practices, services, and needs (including discharge planning and care coordination for those recently released from incarceration) for recovery communities and recovery organizations in 14 Health Resources and Services Administration-designated rural counties in Southern New Mexico: Catron, Chaves, Cibola, De Baca, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Roosevelt, Sierra, and […]

Medicaid Reimbursement and Non-licensed Behavioral Health Professionals

This report identifies and addresses four key questions related to Medicaid billing and reimbursement for certified and credentialed behavioral health professionals, also referred to as non-licensed providers. These areas include: This report was written on behalf of the Grow Our Behavioral Health Workforce Consortium (the Consortium), a multi-sector group with a goal to “develop and […]

¡Empieza la conversación, Edúcate! Canabis

La coalición Unificando Prevención (UP) lanzo una nueva grafica acerca del cannabis para padres y jóvenes y está disponible para descargar. A new infographic from Unified Prevention Coalition on cannabis with information for parents and youth available for download in Espanol or English.

CHI 2020 Annual Report

In 2020 the Center for Health Innovation (CHI) faced the COVID-19 pandemic, which galvanized our programs to embrace our nonprofit’s innovative spirit and connect with the communities we serve in new and revolutionary ways; thus CHI continued our mission as New Mexico’s Public Health Institute. Read about how we served New Mexicans of all ages, […]

Certified and Credentialed Behavioral Health Professionals Handbooks

A Resource for Certified & Credentialed Professionals and Employers WARNING: These handbooks were published in 2021, and the information and certification details/requirements may have changed since that time. The New Mexico Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Services Division has developed guidelines for certified and credentialed professionals and the employers who welcome them to the […]

Policy Goals to Support the Healthcare Workforce in Healthy Aging Communities

With funding from the New Mexico Department of Health, the Center for Health Innovation engaged five rural Southern New Mexico counties in research, analysis and discussion about their healthcare workforce development needs now and in the future. The five counties included Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Catron and Valencia. Project participants included representatives from NM Department of […]