New Mexico Opioid Hub
The purpose of the New Mexico Opioid Hub is to address the tremendous opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery services for Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) in New Mexico.
The NM Opioid Hub is overseen by the New Mexico’s Human Services Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD); BHSD is the Single State Drug and Alcohol Authority (SSA). BHSD elected the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research (CBHTR) and their staff, Dr. Julie Griffith-Salvador as the Project Director. The UNM staff and faculty collaborates closely with BHSD and all of the community providers to ensure the requirements of the NM Opioid Hub and NM State Opioid Response (SOR) grants are met and that the NM Opioid Hub is implemented accordingly.
The NM Opioid Hub enhances and expands access to prevention, treatment and recovery services for OUDs. This is critical for all NM communities because it improves outcomes for persons with OUD and support a strong and sustainable OUD prevention and treatment system. Access to comprehensive OUD services are expanding by achieving the following goals:
- Develop a comprehensive response to the Opioid epidemic
- Implement a coordinated and sustainable approach to OUD service expansion
- Expand the array of OUD prevention services
- Expand the array of OUD treatment services
- Expand the array of OUD recovery services and supports
- Utilize an ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) framework to ensure data informed decisions