About the Collaborative
The Collaborative was created by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico State Legislature during the 2004 Legislative Session.(State Statute) The Legislation allows several state agencies and resources involved in behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery to work as one in an effort to improve mental health and substance abuse services in New Mexico. This cabinet-level group represents 15 state agencies and the Governor’s office.
New Mexico is in its sixth year of a ten year process to transform behavioral health services to adult, children, youth and families, driven by a focus on recovery and resiliency.
CEO Wayne Lindstrom, Ph.D, Director, Behavioral Health Services Division is responsible for turning the Collaborative’s vision into reality in the lives of New Mexicans.
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The vision of the Collaborative is to be a single statewide behavioral health delivery system in which funds are managed effectively and efficiently and to create an environment in which the support of recovery and development of resiliency is expected, mental health is promoted, the adverse affects of substance abuse and mental illness are prevented or reduced, and behavioral health consumers are assisted in participating fully in the lives of their communities.
The Collaborative is charged with a number of responsibilities including:
A PUBLIC HEARING to receive testimony on the following rules is scheduled for: October 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the ASD Conference Room, Plaza San Miguel, 729 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM