Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH)

In partnership with families, communities and state agencies, the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH) provides community oriented psychiatric and behavioral health services, systems consultation, services research, workforce development and training throughout New Mexico.

Faculty and staff have a variety of expertise including rural mental health, school-based health, Native American behavioral health, telepsychiatry, behavioral health services research, cultural competency, child and adolescent behavioral health, refugee behavioral health, evidence based practice implementation, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, co-occurring disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness.

Behavioral Health Services Research & Evaluation 

CRCBH’s research and evaluation efforts focus on a number of issues facing the state of New Mexico’s behavioral health system, including access, health disparities, and service expansion. 

Native American Behavioral Health 

Native American Behavioral Health training activities focus on partnering in the creation of culturally in-formed behavioral health systems and culturally competent providers who are prepared to successfully support tribal communities. 

School Community Behavioral Health

School Community support efforts include consultation to communities and tribes on developing and implementing school mental health systems and supports. 

Tele-Behavioral Health  

CRCBH supports and partners with multiple Telehealth programs to provide Tele-Behavioral Health services throughout New Mexico. 

Training and Workforce Development  

CRCBH provides multiple training opportunities for providers, students, and community members representing a variety of professions, including psychiatry, psychology, social work, and primary care.