May 2019 Newsletter
A Note from the Executive Director

It's what the balloon arch said at the NMASBHC celebrations last week at Head to Toe (see below), and it is the theme for our 20th anniversary celebration this year. NMASBHC is, above all, an organization dedicated to service to the field of school-based health. And with a focus on service, must come an attitude of gratitude. So, last week, we gave thanks for the exemplary work that goes on in SBHCs by recognizing this year's Exemplary SBHC, Santa Teresa High, we gave thanks for the public servants who have acted as passionate advocates for the field this year with Champion Awards, and we honored the 20 women and men who served as Board Presidents over our organization's history. We also need to say a special thanks to SBHA's President, John Schlitt, who came to New Mexico to help us celebrate through public sharing of how our state's efforts fit into the national movement.

And to every staff person, ally, partner, donor, or other type of supporter who has ever participated in the important work of school-based health, please let NMASBHC say a huge THANK YOU for your involvement in the movement! And cheers to 20 more years!

Nancy Rodriguez

Congratulations Exemplary SBHC Awardees!
Congratulations and many thanks for your service to the 2019 Exemplary SBHC Awardee: Santa Teresa High SBHC (Warrior Wellness Center) operated by La Clinica de Familia! One of many outstanding applicants for this year's award, the team at the Santa Teresa SBHC shone above the rest for their many services for children and families that exemplify best clinical and community health practices in the model of school-based health care. NMASBHC was pleased to recognize their team at the awards luncheon on April 23, 2019 during the state's annual school health conference. Please see their team photos below, please congratulate them, and please reach out to them to learn more about how to replicate their exemplary services!
Congratulation Champion and Legacy Honorees of 2019!
NMASBHC is excited to thank the 2019 honorees for the Champion Awards. These allies have supported SBHCs across our state through their passionate advocacy. We were privilege to be joined by our winners Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, NM State Senator Liz Stefanics, and NM State Representative Liz Thomson at our Awards Celebration on April 23, 2019.
NMASBHC also wishes to thank the many past Board Presidents who have served our organization throughout its history. All were honored for their legacy, and five were in attendance. Pictured above: Patsy Nelson, Debbie Birkhauser, Susie John, Paula LeSueur, and Adrian Carver.
SBHC Sponsor Corner
OSAH RFP for School-Based Health Center Services - Due This Week!
All those entities planning to submit responses to the NMDOH - OSAH Request for Proposals for School-Based Health Care Services should note that the official requirement for submission is for 3:00pm (MST) this Friday, May 3, 2019.

Submission Instructions:
Proposals must be addressed and delivered to the Procurement Manager at the address listed in Section I, Paragraph D2 (except for electronic submissions through SPD’s electronic procurement system). Proposals must be sealed and labeled on the outside of the package to clearly indicate that they are in response to the SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Proposals submitted by facsimile, or other electronic means other than through the SPD electronic e-procurement system, will not be accepted.

For further detail: review pages 13 and 14 of the RFP at
Head to Toe SBHC Pre-Conference Evaluations
Did you complete your evaluation of the SBHC pre-conference of the Head 2 Toe Conference? If you attended, you should receive an email with instructions. Or, feel free to visit the survey monkey link shown above to complete and receive a certificate of attendance.
HSD/Medicaid Updates
Tool for Getting in Touch with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
NMASBHC is increasingly being asked to guide SBHCs and their patients to the right contacts at the three Medicaid Managed Care Organizations that continued or began operation as part of Centennial Care 2.0 on January 1, 2019. In order to support those requests, NMASBHC has created to tool below. Please note that this in not an official Medicaid tool, but that all information was verified as correct by NMASBHC at the time of this publication. Should you wish to have a downloadable copy of this document, please reach out to us at
Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities, and Community Announcements
Suicide and Social Media Tip Sheet for Providers and Parents
The American Association of Suicidology has a resource for parents and healthcare providers focused on the maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative influence of social media on young people as it relates to suicide. Visit: to download the tool for free.
Updated 2019-20 School Immunization Requirements
The updated  School Requirements for 2019-20  are now approved and available on the DOH Immunization Program website. Changes for this year include a requirement for  Meningococcal ACWY  vaccine for 7 th  grade entry, and a  second dose of Hep A for children in daycare/preschool by 48 months. Visit: for more detailed information, including the downloadable tool below.
CDC Transgender Youth and Health Infographic
The CDC website has a wealth of helpful resources for serving LGBTQ Youth. Check out: for information for youth and their allies, for schools, for families, and for healthcare providers. One of their latest tools is an infographic that starkly depicts the inequities in health that LGBTQ youth experience and how important a supportive school environment is. | (505) 404-8059 |