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February 2018

NMASBHC Board Member Applications Now Available - Due February 21st

NMASBHC is excited to announce openings on our Board of Directors. Passionate advocates for the field of school-based health care are encouraged to consider applying. Click these links to the application and the NMASBHC 15 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board.  NMASBHC is interested in seeking broad and diverse representation from our state, including all regions of the state, all ages, all ethnicities, genders and backgrounds. Applications are due February 21, 2018. If you have questions, please contact either Nancy Rodriguez at nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com.

NMASBHC Exemplary Applications due February 28th

The NMASBHC 2018 Exemplary School-Based Health Center Application is 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 this link. If you need technical assistance with your application please email info.nmasbhc@gmail.com. Deadline is February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm

*Early submission is encouraged to allow for technical support if needed. Please note: staff will not be available after 5pm on February 28th for support.

MNMHSD Announces Contracts with Managed Care Organizations for 2019

Read full press release here.

SBHC Job Posting

The RFP Charter School SBHC in Albuquerque, NM is seeking a Behavioral Health Clinician for 20-40 hours/week. Qualified candidates include those with a LMHC, LPC/LMFT, LPCC, LPAT, LMFT, or LMSW license. LISW license preferred. Interested and qualified parties should contact Sabrina Owens at owens.a.h.s.services@gmail.com for further details and to apply. Click here for full job description.

Molina Healthcare Cupboard Mini-Grants

NMASBHC will be providing mini-grants to SBHCs of $500-$1000 to purchase supplies for their SBHCs which they cannot currently afford or that they are currently purchasing out of their own pocket. Molina Healthcare has generously donated funds to NMASBHC to carry out this project. These funds are in response to the overwhelming needs we heard about through our needs assessment the last two years. Click here to download the application. Please submit applications to nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com Applications due February 28, 2018.

SBHC Coordinator Call: 12/24/17

Thanks to Envision New Mexico, we have a video of one of the SBHC Coordinator Calls held on December 14th. If you were not able to attend, please view this video to learn helpful tips regarding behavioral health operations.  

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.

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