Behavioral Health Research and Evaluation

Program Description

CRCBH’s behavioral health services research and evaluation efforts focus on New Mexico’s behavioral health system and the people it serves, including access, health disparities, and service expansion. Through a collaborative process, this program brings together consumers, family members, providers, and local stakeholders to develop culturally competent research and evaluation projects that benefit communities. Some efforts focus on evaluating existing programs, while others focus on implementing new practices and evaluating out comes.

Strategic Goals

All of the research and evaluation projects at CRCBH share a common strategic goal of serving as a collaborative partner with consumers, family members, providers, and local stakeholders to develop and implement community engaged research and evaluation projects with the potential to improve behavioral health systems and benefit communities.

How We Are Funded

CRCBH research and evaluation activities are supported from a broad range of federal and state agencies as well as various philanthropic foundations, including.

  • Kellogg Foundation
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • OptumHealth New Mexico
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
  • The State of New Mexico
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Tribal Nations
  • The University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Cultural Competency
  • Historical Trauma
  • Implementation Science
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Jail Diversion
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health Systems
  • Mental Health Stigma
  • Military and Veteran Mental Health
  • Prevention and Early Intervention for Children at Risk of Developing
  • Process and Outcome Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Method Studies
  • Refugee Mental Health
  • School Mental Health
  • Substance Use
  • Supportive Housing
  • Trauma (Adult and Child)