Making a Difference in New Mexico’s Behavioral Health System: A Call to Action

In June 2013, state officials in New Mexico cited undisclosed results of an audit to accuse 15 non-profit agencies that provide behavioral health care services to more than 88,000 people of “fraud” and “corruption.” These officials then halted Medicaid payments to the agencies and presented their leadership with two options: (1) allow companies from nearby Arizona to “take over” their internal operations; or (2) face closure. Please join us for an important roundtable discussion in which state legislators, service users and providers, and advocates will consider the impacts of this unprecedented state intervention, and strategies for bolstering a fragile behavioral healthcare system. Together, we will focus on how we can come together to create an effective behavioral healthcare system in New Mexico.

Roundtable Participants

  • Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, New Mexico Legislature
  • Nancy Jo Archer, Hogares, Inc.
  • Gay Finlayson, Behavioral Health Advocate
  • Susy K. Ashcroft, Behavioral Health Advocate
  • Patrick Tyrrell, National Association of Social Workers-New Mexico
  • Nancy Koenigsberg, Disability Rights New Mexico

Refreshments will be served!!!

Save the Date: This is the first of a two-part discussion focused on behavioral healthcare to take place before and after the upcoming legislative session. The second event will occur on March 17, 2014!

January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
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Cathleen Willging ·

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