Behavioral Health Care@100%: Innovation 8
Supporting Cities and Counties
The projects presented in the ten innovations areas are all designed to address barriers to vital services. Action teams should review all projects and prioritize those that have the best chance of addressing the barriers identified in the 100% New Mexico countywide survey. Your collaborative and result-focused local work is nothing less than heroic.
Project: Behavioral Health Care.8.1
Project 1: The “learn how other localities in the nation are addressing behavioral health care” project
Behavioral health care is about more than just ensuring that we have enough trained counselors to meet the needs of families enduring trauma. We need to make training and professional development easy to access for all providers — new or seasoned. We also need to support public awareness campaigns to encourage residents from all socio-economic levels, with various beliefs about care, to engage with the care being offered. We need to track advances in technology-based solutions and insist on evaluating new approaches that are coming from the public and private sectors. The answers to these questions may spawn new items on your to-do list.