The Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH) is located within the UNM Department of Psychiatry. We are dedicated to addressing health care disparities through: education and workforce development; health services research and evaluation; capacity building; and through increasing access to quality behavioral health services that are holistic, cost-effective and provided with respect to the unique cultures within the communities of New Mexico.

Multiple educational opportunities in community settings are available to residents. These include clinical electives in primary care settings, community mental health centers, tribal communities, or via telehealth. Additionally, non-clinical electives are available in services research, mental health policy, or program evaluation. Faculty and staff have a variety of expertise including knowledge of rural mental health, telehealth, traumatic brain injury, child and adolescent issues, co-occurring disorders, developmental disabilities, culturally sensitive care, and severe and persistent mental illness.

Potential sites for electives include: 

Alaska Psychiatric Institute (Anchorage, AK) 
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service 
Border Area Mental Health (Silver City, NM) 
Carlsbad Mental Health Center (Carlsbad, NM) 
El Centro Family Health (Northern New Mexico) 
Healthcare for the Homeless 
Hidalgo Medical Services (Silver City, NM)
La Familia (Santa Fe) 
Na Nihzhoozhi Center Inc. (Gallup, NM)
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (Las Vegas, NM) 
Presbyterian Medical Services
South Valley Health Commons