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Consortium for Behavioral Health Training & Research

From the "About Us" at

"The New Mexico Consortium for Behavioral Health Training & Research (CBHTR) was created in an effort to improve access to quality care for all of New Mexico's residents with mental and substance use conditions. CBHTR was founded by the New Mexico Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative and the New Mexico Higher Education Department (HED), in partnership with the state's users and providers of services and the state's institutions of higher education. 


  • To improve access for all New Mexico residents to behavioral health care prevention, early intervention and recovery services that are culturally and linguistically competent.
  • To develop behavioral health services research and evaluation capacity that addresses New Mexico's unique concerns. 
  • To close the loop between science and practice through policy guidance and technical assistances to the state's leadership and practice communities, especially to service recipients and their families. "