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A Note from the Executive Director
November is an exciting time for New Mexico's SBHCs!

SEE YOU THERE! We're looking forward to seeing staff from SBHCs in person at the upcoming annual school health conference, Head to Toe. If you haven't already, please register for the SBHC pre-conference and as much of the conference as you're able to attend! See link for registration below.

REPRESENT! If you haven't already, please complete your SBHC Directory Update survey! We're working hard to update data in our online map and listing of the state's SBHCs. See below for a link and for announcement of our big gift card winners!

Youth Health Advisory Group: we still need your help in ensuring youth voice in our field! As we build our NMASBHC Youth Advisory Group, we ask you to encourage your patients and students to consider applying.

Parent/Guardian Quotes: help NMASBHC share the voice of parents who value the care their children receive in SBHCs. As part of our education of state and federal legislators, we want these voices to be heard! Please email us quotes from parents (with our without their names) who can speak to your great work.

Wishing all of you health,
Nancy Rodriguez, nancy@nmasbhc.org
2022 NMASBHC Calendar

November/December features the Santa Teresa & Desert Pride SBHC Teams, sponsored by La Clinica de Familia.

Thank you for all the SBHCs who participated and submitted pictures! See below for submitting for the 2023 calendar!

Read below for information about the upcoming 2023 calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org
Project ECHO for SBHCs
November Session: Tuesday, November 29th
Topic: Child Sexual Abuse
NMASBHC continues to collaborate 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.
2022 NMASBHC Annual Directory Update & SBHA Census
The 2022 NMASBHC Annual Directory Update and SBHA Census was due on Friday, September 30, 2022.

If you have not completed it yet, please complete as soon as possible. Please complete for each SBHC.

If you have any questions, contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org.

2023 NMASBHC Calendar
We are excited for the Annual 2023 Calendar, which features NM SBHC Teams.

Submit photo entries on the NMASBHC Website or to wilma@nmasbhc.org no later than 5:00 pm on November 11, 2022.

Please see the NMASBHC Website for details and entries.
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 2022-23 School Year. For any questions, visit our website or contact Wilma at wilma@nmasbhc.org.
SBHC Sponsor Corner
Head 2 Toe 2022
The 2022 H2T conference will be Nov 7-9, 2022.

The SBHC pre-conference is scheduled for
November 7th, 2022.

For those that receive funding from NMDOH OSAH, there is funding for each clinic (not each organization) to send a representative in the OSAH contracts. This is a great opportunity for our NM SBHC community to come together in person for the first time since 2019! For information about the conference or to register, visit the H2T Website.
HSD/Medicaid Updates
NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Training
 Presumptive Eligibility Determiner trainings for November have not been set. If you have staff that need the training, please contact HSD at the email address below to indicate the need for upcoming training. If you have any questions regarding entities qualified to participate as PEDs, the PED certification process or for more information on training sessions being scheduled for future months, please e-mail 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.

Reproductive Health Asynchronous Trainings
Provide 1.0 CME each

These recorded webinars on Moodle address multiple reproductive health concerns each providing 1.0 CME each after creating an account with UNM HSC moodle and completing the required surveys.

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
La Clinica de Familia SBHC positions

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

Counselor/Social Worker II - Albuquerque, NM
Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition Program - NMSU ICAN
Are you or someone you know pregnant and want to prepare to feed yourself while pregnant or breastfeeding? Do you have a child and want to know what foods are safe and healthy for your baby?

New Mexico State University Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition Program (ICAN) can help. We inspire individuals and families all over New Mexico to live healthier lives and invite you to be a part of our free series classes that are hands-on and specific to your nutrition needs. We also help you find resources for food if you need them. We can host classes at an organization near you or in one of our offices throughout New Mexico.
In our lessons, you will learn:
  • To plan and prepare safe meals and snacks for a safe and healthy pregnancy
  • Healthy weight gain
  • How physical activity can benefit you
  • The importance of prenatal care
  • To understand baby’s hunger cues
  • And more

Whether you are a health care provider, pregnant woman, or a community organization, please visit our website https://ican.nmsu.edu/ or give us a call at 1-877-993-3697 to learn more!
NMPHA Health Policy Forum
Save the Date:

NMPHA 19th Annual Health Policy Forum

Building Resilience Towards Hope

Friday, December 2, 2022

FEATURING: Keynotes, Legislative Panelists, Policy Proposals, & Breakout Sessions on Crucial Public Health Policy Issues

FREE Virtual event with CE credits available. 

Rural & Underserved Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is offering an innovative project to increase access to behavioral health services in rural Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

For more information, or to apply for the program, visit https://www.coloradonursingcenter.org/rural-mental-health-np-grant/

New Mexico Contact:
Meggin Lorin
Phone: (505) 750-4756
2022 Quality Improvement Provider Summit - Western Sky - November 16th
The 2022 Quality Improvement Provider Summit will provide an overview of Quality topics including: CAHPS Survey and results, Cultural Competency and Language Services, Provider Relations, Community Outreach/Value Added Services, Care Coordination Overview, P4P program, Quality Incentives, and many more.

We will open the summit for roundtable discussions and the provider point of view. In addition, WSCC will provide an opportunity to discuss any questions providers may have with our staff during breakout sessions.

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 policymakers, non-profit organizations, parents, government officials, and others who work to improve the well-being of young people in our state. 

We invite you and your colleagues to view our schedule and register for these insightful interactive Zoom presentations at: 
Suicide Prevention - Funding Opportunity
The NMDOH Office of Injury Prevention is soliciting proposals for Suicide Prevention Interventions.

Proposals up to $60,000 will be considered. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2023.

For best consideration, submit your proposal by November 22, 2022. 

Contact Liza.suzanne@doh.nm.gov or call (505)827-6816, for more information.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for qualifying households on qualifying Tribal lands. The benefit also provides up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider.

Affordable Connectivity Program enrollment opened on December 31, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or by
  1. Going to AffordableConnectivity.gov or GetInternet.gov to submit an online application or print a mail-in application AND
  2. Contacting their preferred participating broadband provider and selecting a plan. 

Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET any day of the week. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

November Health Awareness Activities
November is National Diabetes Month &
November 14 is World Diabetes Day

In NM, the 6th leading cause of death is diabetes, with 11.6% of the adult population having this diagnosed disease and 36.1% of the population having prediabetes.

School based health centers and nurses are often the first point of contact to help address and work to prevent the progression of prediabetes.
The following are some resources:
November is National Healthy Skin Month
Our skin is the largest organ and needs to be protected and cared for. This month for National Healthy Skin Month, let’s find ways on how we can maintain healthy skin and take care of the body we are in!
The following are some resources:

National Family Health History Day - November 24
Every Thanksgiving, it is National Family Health History Day.

As we take the time to be grateful for those around us and celebrate with our family and friends, we can also take time to learn about our family health history and what we can do to take preventative measures early.

Support NMASBHC this year!
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