Disability and Health Policy Division (DHPD)

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through:

  • Applied research and program evaluation
  • Informing disability-related policies on the federal, state and local levels
  • Disseminating information resources
  • Providing training and technical assistance

DDSD Web Learning Portal

The Center for Development and Disability maintains this web learning portal for the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division of the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Division of Disability and Health Policy at the Center for Development and Disability is responsible for maintaining the DDSD Statewide Training Database, which contains information about community provider agencies, individuals providing services under the Developmental Disabilities Waiver, and trainers.

The Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) of the New Mexico Department of Health is committed to people with developmental disabilities or medically fragile health conditions, their families, friends and those who support and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities in New Mexico.

The DDSD Training Unit exists to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities receive services from competent and qualified staff. The Training Unit, in partnership with key stakeholders, administers a training system to equip staff to promote health, safety, effective advocacy and person-centered outcomes.

Anthony Cahill, Ph.D.

DHPD Division Director

(505) 272-2990

acahill@salud.unm.edu