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News stories from the past 60 days.

Mar 16, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded 15 states each with $1 million, one-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) planning grants. CCBHCs were created to transform mental health and substance use treatment and provide sustainable funding for robust community outpatient mental health treatment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 16, 2023 - Examines ways in which some philanthropic organizations changed direction during the COVID-19 pandemic and focused more on relationship-building and on-the-ground support for their rural partners. Highlights efforts at Con Alma Health Foundation in New Mexico, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation in Freeport, Maine, and United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, based in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Mar 2, 2023 - New Mexico House Bill 373 passed unanimously through the House Health and Human Services Committee. This legislation would allow law enforcement to take New Mexicans to crisis triage centers for help with mental health needs, rather than to jails or hospitals. Some lawmakers are concerned about how this bill would apply to areas in rural New Mexico which lack crisis centers and have neither resources nor staff to set them up.
Source: Source NM
Mar 1, 2023 - Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa, New Mexico is in the process of converting to Rural Emergency Hospital status. Hospitals in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma are among the first to apply for this new rural hospital payment model, which shifts the focus away from overnight stays to outpatient and emergency care.
Source: The Daily Yonder and Kaiser Health News
Feb 15, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $262 million to improve access to jobs, health care, and infrastructure for people in historically underserved communities across the Rural Partners Network. The The funding will support 68 projects in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jan 30, 2023 - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the introduction and progress of legislation creating a fund to promote rural health care delivery in underserved areas of New Mexico. The fund will support newly constructed facilities and providers that offer new or expanded health care services in counties with fewer than 100,000 residents, by defraying operating losses for up to five years.
Source: Office of Governor Lujan Grisham

Last Updated: 3/17/2023