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A Note from the Executive Director
It is hard to believe that this newsletter will be coming to you in the year 2023, but it is easy to wish all of you a healthier and happier new year than the past few have been! In that spirit, this newsletter shares a number of opportunities to celebrate and to work on a brighter future for New Mexico's children.

As January kicks off, we ask you to partner with NMASBHC to contact your state legislators to encourage them to increase school health investments. Your voice matters, and our elected NM officials will begin their legislative session on January 17th. They will be considering an historical increase for the Department of Health budget for the SBHC program. Read details in the DOH press release here: https://www.nmhealth.org/news/information/2022/12/?view=1920. There will be opposition, so we urge you to call your elected officials to support the increase. Or, consider joining us at the Roundhouse as we participate in the New Mexico Primary Care Association's "Primary Care Day" on February 1st, which is also the first day of SBHC Awareness Month! Reach out to us if you have questions. You also can find the contact information here: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator.

In the meantime, the staff and Board of NMASBHC wish all of you warmth and good health in 2023!

Nancy Rodriguez, nancy@nmasbhc.org
2023 NMASBHC Calendar
Happy New Year!
The 2023 NMASBHC Calendar is hot off the presses. You will receive yours in the mail soon.

The Cover features staff from Santa Fe SBHC, sponsored by Presbyterian Medical Services.

January 2023 features administrative staff from Santa Fe, Southern NM and Albuquerque SBHCs.

Thank you for all the SBHCs who participated and submitted pictures!

If you have any questions, please contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org
Project ECHO for SBHCs
January sessions: January 10th & January 24th
NMASBHC is collaborating with Project ECHO, OSAH, Molina and other partners to create an educational and professional development community of practice for SBHCs in New Mexico.

Sessions are on the last Tuesday of the month from 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM MST. Visit the SBHC ECHO Resource Library to see recordings of prior sessions, as well as resources.

Continuing education credits are available for free! Register HERE.
Find flyers and more information on our website or the SBHC ECHO Resource Library.
NMASBHC SBHC Planning Workshop
Please join NMASBHC for our SBHC Planning Workshop on Thursday, January 19th at 11:00 AM. The topic this month is Data: Measures and Collection.

The workshop is aimed at Expansion Planning Grantees, but anyone is welcome to join. Please feel free to pass this event along to others in your organization or community who are interested in this topic.

If you would like to attend, please email Kim Sabo at kimberly@nmasbhc.org
NMASBHC Youth Advisory Group
The Youth Health Advisory Group supports youth to advance health care access for their peers, share expertise on health-related topics and give important youth voice to the field of school-based health care. Participants will engage in activities and projects that can provide critical input to the development and delivery of services, and advocate for SBHC services across the state. 

If you have youth that might be interested, please encourage them to apply and complete the application as soon as possible. We are accepting applications for the Spring 2023 Semester For any questions, visit our website or contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org.
SBHC MCO Advisory Meeting
The Quarterly SBHC MCO Advisory Committee Meeting is set:

Wednesday January 11th at 1:30 PM.

Please check your emails for the agenda and attendance info.

We are updating contact lists for SBHC Partners and SBHC MCO Advisory meetings. Please complete the contact survey at the link below tup update your information. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMASBHCPartners22 

If you have any questions about SBHC MCO Advisory meetings, contact Nancy Rodriguez at nancy@nmasbhc.org.
February is SBHC Awareness Month
February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. The School-Based Health Alliance has developed a 3 Words Social Media campaign and a Graphics pack.

SBHA will also update their Awareness month webpage and will have more information to share.

We would love to hear what you are doing for School-Based Health Care Awareness Month.
SBHC Sponsor Corner
Operational Plans

Mid-Year Progress Reports for the Operational Plans are open on the Data Hub. They were due on December 15th. Please make sure they are completed.

If you have questions, please communicate with Kristin Oreskovich at Kristin.Oreskovich@doh.nm.gov or
Dominique Pierre at d.pierre@apexeval.org
HSD/Medicaid Updates
NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Training
 Presumptive Eligibility Determiner trainings for January are set for the 23rd -24th. If you have staff that need the training, please contact HSD at the email address below to indicate the need to register for the training. Contact at HSD.PEDeterminers@state.nm.us 
or call (505) 476-7151.

Please note that it is very important to have your SBHC team up to date with eligibility determination. This an NMDOH-OSAH requirement, but many families may need support in finding out if their COVID-era coverage is winding down in 2023 as well.
Clinic Resources, Training Opportunities and Community Announcements
LARC Virtual Trainings
The LARC Mentoring Program continues to offer virtual training options.

Virtual IUD Practicums

If you or your team are interested in virtual IUD practicums, join us via zoom to receive hands-on, individualized training with 2.0 CME at no cost!

If you are from Albuquerque: Register at least one week ahead of time. We can set up a pick up or drop off for the materials! If you are in NM, outside Albuquerque: Register a month ahead. We can send you a box of everything you need with postage to send it back! Click to register.

Receive your materials and take the pre-survey! Let us know when you receive the materials via text or email! Join us via Zoom. Receive your one-on-one training with our clinical trainer. Take the immediate post-survey. Return the materials. We will set up another pick-up/drop off or you can send the box back with the postage provided! If you are an LMP site you get to keep everything for future practice. If you are interested in becoming a site email us!!! You will receive 2.0 CME in 2 weeks time! Take the post-survey 3 months later.
SBHC Positions
SBHC Staff are amazing!
Please feel free to share these open positions with your colleagues and peers.

Family Nurse Practitioner - Santa Teresa SBHC

Mental Health Therapist - Santa Fe HS Teen Health Center
Mental Health Therapist - Independently Licensed - Santa Fe HS Teen Health Center

Behavioral Health Therapist - School Based Health Center - Las Vegas, NM
Clinic Coordinator - School Based Clinic - Taos, NM
Clinic Coordinator - Roy & Wagon Mound
Medical Assistant - EVHS/CVMS SBHC - Espanola, NM
Medical Assistant - Penasco Clinic/Penasco SBHC - Penasco, NM
SBHC Program Coordinator - Espanola, NM

Certified Medical Assistant – SBHC & Primary Care Clinic – Albuquerque, NM
Certified Medical Assistant - Atrisco Heritage Clinic - Albuquerque, NM
Psychologist – SBHC & Primary Care Clinic – Albuquerque, NM
YRRS Roadshows
The NM-YRRS is the New Mexico Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey, and the upcoming virtual Roadshows present results from the most recent survey, conducted in the fall of 2021. Data is collected about risk behaviors, protective factors and health from more than 35,000 middle- and high-school students. In-person Roadshows with local findings will take place around the state in the Spring.

The survey results will be of interest to all those who work to improve the well-being of young people in our state. View the schedule and register for these interactive Zoom presentations at: 
Behavioral Health - Community of Practice
Below are opportunities for joining a community of practice around behavioral health in community health centers/FQHCs. These opportunities are not specific to SBHCs.

Take a Deep Dive on Important Topics: Join a Community of Practice

These communities of practice will allow health center participants to explore specific topics related to integrated care, collaborating to identify and share best practices. Participants commit to a biweekly routine of communication and connection with the group.

Visit the registration page for dates, times, and more information on the following opportunities that all commence in January. 
Each community of practice offers a maximum of 12 CEs (1.5 for each session).

This opportunity is relevant for practicing behavioral health providers working in health centers. You’ll learn about patient-centered care planning; enhancing cultural relevance in clinical practice; mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy; strategies supporting behavioral activation; and pharmacotherapies for depression and anxiety.

By addressing the unique needs of patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care, primary care and behavioral health professionals can avoid patients falling through the gaps. Join to gain resources and approaches in health center settings to build a network of primary and behavioral health care services and recovery supports for young adults that are transitioning out of child-serving systems and/or into adult-serving systems.

The health care industry has been heavily affected by the great resignation/re-evaluation that continues throughout the U.S. workforce. Join to build your health center’s resiliency in the integrated primary care and behavioral health care workforce. You’ll learn low- and no-cost approaches that integrated primary care and behavioral health care teams can use to improve staff retention, boost morale, and reduce stress and burnout.
January Health Awareness Activities
January is National "Thank You" Month
As you make plans to ring in a new year and make new resolutions, don't forget to take a moment to thank those who have made an impact in the past year and on a daily basis.

On that note, THANK YOU!
We appreciate you today, and every day!
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Support NMASBHC this year!
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