Grading the States 2009 Report Card: New Mexico
In 2006, New Mexico’s mental health care system received a C. Three years later, its grade has not changed. In many parts of the state, particularly rural areas, services are not available at all. Full narrative (PDF).
Health Promotion and Measurement: C 25% of Total Grade
Basic measures, such as the number of programs delivering evidence-based practices,
emergency room wait-times, and the quantity of psychiatric beds by setting.
Financing & Core Treatment/Recovery Services: C 45% of Total Grade
A variety of financing measures, such as whether Medicaid reimburses providers for all, or part of evidence-based practices; and more.
Consumer & Family Empowerment: F 15% of Total Grade
Includes measures such as consumer and family access to essential information from the
state, promotion of consumer-run programs, and family and peer education and support.
Community Integration and Social Inclusion: D 15% of Total Grade
Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.
- Services for co-occurring disorders
- Funding mental health services for returning veterans and their families
- Consumer-run services and peer supports
- Close gaps in services, particularly in rural regions
- Culturally competent services and providers
- Develop good data and outcomes measurement
- Provide unrestricted access to psychiatric medications