What's New?


January 2018

The HSD Medical Assistance Division released a Program Manual Supplement on November 15th with updates on the Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment Screening Services. ​Click here to download the update. 


​Congratulations to SBHCs operated by El Centro Family Health and Region IX REC, who were just awarded $15,000 grants from the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico to support behavioral health programs that help adolescents form healthy relationships, succeed in school and transition to work. To learn more about this grant and how the recipients will use them, check out the full press release here. 

December 2017

We need your help! To further publicize the value of SBHCs, NMASBHC is creating a new advocacy tool called, "Why Parents Love SBHCs!"

Please start gathering quotes now! Click here to download an easy quote collection form. Every SBHC that submits a parent quote will receive a $10 gift card, which you can use at your SBHC or pass on to a parent. You can email typed quotes, scanned quote forms, or photos of quote forms to kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com.

November 2017

NMASBHC 2018 Exemplary School-Based Health Center Application Now Available

Download Your Application Today!

2018 Exemplary School-Based Health Center Application Instructions

2018 Exemplary School-Based Health Center Application

2018 Application Online Submission Instructions

Defining Characteristics of an Exemplary School-Based Health Center

Submit completed applications online at https://www.dropbox.com/request/UGQGRGYzkCsSy2In6gar. If you need technical assistance with your application please email info.nmasbhc@gmail.com.

Deadline is February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm


SBHC Coordinator Call: 9/28/17

Thanks to Envision New Mexico, we have a video of one of the SBHC Coordinator Calls held on September 28th. If you were not able to attend, please view this video to learn helpful tips and discussion about engaging youth and school personnel to inform clinic operations.  

2017-09-28 OSAH Coordinators Call from NMASBHC on Vimeo.

October 2017

SBHC Photo Contest

The New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care would like to invite you to submit your best SBHC photo for our 2018 Advocacy Calendar. Deadline for submitting photos and photo release forms is November 15, 2017. Please submit photos and release forms to info.nmasbhc@gmail.com

Photo Contest Instructions (PDF)

Minor Photo Release Form (PDF)


SBHC Annual Directory Update and Survey 

An SBHC directory update and survey form has gone out to every SBHC in our state; we ask every SBHC to complete and return them to help us update our directories AND serve the field most effectively.


Are you interested in improving care for adolescents?
Ever wonder how to…
Create an adolescent friendly environment for health services?
Conduct a comprehensive well exam for an adolescent that is more than just a sports physical?
Talk with adolescents about sexual health?
Provide reproductive health services to adolescents?
Screen adolescents for behavioral and psychosocial risk factors?
This program trains you to provide evidence-based services to adolescents in the following core topic areas:
o   Creating an adolescent friendly clinical environment
o   Sexual health (male and female)
o   Education/counseling approaches to reduce teen pregnancy rates
o   Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) for adolescents
o   Hot topics in adolescent medicine
o   Behavioral healthcare for adolescents
o   Adolescent menstrual issues
Sessions use the Envision TeleECHO model that includes a short didactic followed by case consultation.
All live sessions will occur Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m., starting October 7, 2015 through April 27, 2016
All sessions offer NO-COST 1.0 AMA Category 1 CME/CEU credit for each session attended from UNM Office of Continuing Medical Education.
For more information on the AHI sessions and case consultation
Please contact:
Michelle Widener
Healthcare providers of all disciplines are eligible for a Certificate in Adolescent Health from UNM Division of Adolescent Medicine by attending a minimum of twelve required sessions and presenting two cases for consultation over the course of the entire initiative.
For more information about the certificate program please review the Certificate Program Agreement attached to this email.
If you have any additional questions regarding the certificate program
Please contact:
Kirsten Bennett
Help Ensure Your Claims Get Reimbursed by Medicaid and the Managed Care Organizations! View and use the information on the Claims and Billing 101 Presentation.
Letters to the Editor
To submit a published letter to the editor, email it to: nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com
Previous Examples of Letters to the Editor
Student Health Key to Good Performance   Patsy Nelson.  Albuquerque Journal,September 29, 2009
Health Centers in Schools Will Help  Howard Spiegelman.  Albuquerque Journal, September 13, 2009
NM SBHC News Stories   
To submit a story, email it to: nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com
NM SBHC News Stories Archives 2008-2013
12/14/2012 - Patsy Nelson, Board Secretary for NMASBHC, has been recognized by Molina Healthcare of New Mexico for her community volunteer work and health advocacy. Click here to read the article.
Robert F. Kennedy SBHC 2008-10 Success Stories - health fairsmoking cessationhealthy pregnancy and birth for high risk teen.
Belen School-Based Health Center Making a Difference Valencia News Bulletin, October 31, 2009
Communication: A necessary component in adolescent health care Lynette Summers/ Special to Sun-News, Posted: 07/21/2009 07:40:42 PM MDT
 National SBHC News Stories