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Health And Public Safety

Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes in our Community

A first of its kind partnership between Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and community stakeholders.

How We're Helping

From supportive housing to mobile crisis teams, $10.7 million has been committed toward behavioral health projects.

Goals and Projects

Learn more about the Behavioral Health Initiative's goals and projects and where we're at in meeting them.
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  • Bernalillo County's Office of Health and Social Services is working with  New Mexico Poison & Drug Information Center to promote prescription safety during National Poison Prevention Week, March 19 t...

  • BernCo has hired Katrina Hotrum as the behavioral health director who will head up the newly created Behavioral Health Department under the county’s Health and Public Safety Division. As the Behav...

  • The BernCo Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management received a $718,000 grant for equipment and training to better prepare BernCo’s response to natural and manmade hazards. Grant funds w...


Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are committed to improving behavioral health outcomes. Through the efforts of a joint governing structure, called the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC), the county and the city are strategically making decisions to leverage resources with recommendations that include community and stakeholder input.

To further manage the effort, the county has hired a behavioral health director and is in process of realigning internal staff resources to assist in behavioral health efforts and to identify any additional needs. Additionally, an Request For Proposal has been issued for a behavioral health advisor to help put structure in place, train and mentor staff, work on future goals/direction, and braiding funding and resources.

Subcommittee Goals & Projects

BH Subcommittee goals
Each subcommittee has a list of goals and projects. Learn more about them and which projects are completed.

Oversight Structure

BH structure
Learn more about the initiative's joint city-county commission, the small working group and subcommittees.

Approved Projects

Between supportive housing to mobile crisis teams, learn more about approved Behavioral Health Initiative projects.
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