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Native American Behavioral Health Programs


The mission of UNM Health System’s Native American Behavioral Health Program is to improve access to culturally appropriate and quality behavioral health services for Native American populations in New Mexico. The program collaborates with Native communities and agencies to provide consultation, training, research and evaluation partnerships and services. 

We consult with Native American communities and behavioral health agencies in order to spur behavioral health system development. We also partner with Native communities on local projects and future grant initiatives among other projects. Lastly, we establish training and educational initiatives for behavioral health stakeholders that are culturally relevant.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Technical assistance
    • Suicide prevention
    • Behavioral health systems consultation
    • Training partners
      • Providing culturally competent care
      • Helping with co-occurring mental health issues and substance abuse
      • Substance abuse
      • Clinical collaboration
        • Through both telehealth and face-to-face meetings
        • Clinical supervision through telehealth
        • Telehealth consultation with Indian Health Service primary care providers
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