The History

Coop Consulting, Inc. was established in July 2002 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Michael E. Coop — to expand his consulting work in prevention, community coalition development and evaluation, and to develop his own independent approach to improving quality and rigor. It is a small firm providing consultation in evaluation, facilitation, planning and research in the human service public sector arena through long-term contractual relationships with a limited number of clients.

The Services

Coop Consulting, Inc. has developed a dependable array of consultation services and support in the content areas of prevention and treatment, youth development and resiliency, coalition development, early childhood learning and development, youth services, and aging and long-term services. These services are implemented by a talented staff under the guidance of founder and expert Michael Coop, to make a positive difference in the lives of New Mexicans. A number of areas and products produced by Coop Consulting, Inc. may be of interest to non-clients. Those include: white papers developed as part of the on-going facilitation and coordination of New Mexico’s Statewide Epidemiological and Outcomes Workgroup and materials about the PAX Good Behavior Game.

What Clients Can Expect

Coop Consulting Inc.’s work with a client agency often includes a mix of on-going training and technical assistance, and some of the following: coalition development; project coaching especially focused on quality, fidelity and reach; need and gap assessment and broader community and state assessment processes; strategic planning; quality improvement process development; policy and advisory/governance board facilitation; project facilitation; and, report writing. Though never a priority of a contractual relationship with a client, or the sole purpose of working with any particular client agency, grant writing is often part of the work and relationship with a client agency. Successful grant writing by Coop Consulting, Inc. has resulted in more than a hundred million dollars’ worth of services awarded to state and community agencies and schools serving children and families in New Mexico.

More data-focused work with clients includes: fiscal and resource mapping, socio-economic factor mapping, primary research and aggregation of published data and research for policy and assessment reports and issue-based “white papers”, epidemiological workgroup coordination and facilitation, as well as comprehensive program evaluation that meets client and funder needs.

Current Clients

  • Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, Behavioral Health Services Division, New Mexico Human Services Division
  • Behavioral Health Services, New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department
  • New Mexico State University
  • United Way of Santa Fe County
  • Office of School Wellness, Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Health and Human Services Department, Doña Ana County

Previous Clients

  • Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative, New Mexico Human Services Department
  • Public Health Division, New Mexico Department of Health
  • New Mexico Department of Aging and Long Term Services
  • Early Childhood Division, New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department
  • Family Services Division, New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department
  • New Mexico Department of Public Safety
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Sangre de Cristo Community Health Partnership (Santa Fe, NM)
  • BackTalk (Santa Fe, NM)
  • MIX (Santa Fe, NM)
  • The LifeLink (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Su Vida, Inc. (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Women’s Health Services (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools
  • New Mexico State University
  • First Nations Community Healthsource (Albuquerque, NM)
  • National Latino Behavioral Health Association
  • Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (University of Nevada, Reno)
  • Southwest Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (University of Oklahoma)
  • Goshen Community Development Coalition (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Join Together Northern Nevada (Reno, NV)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency, Mental Health and Developmental Services, State of Nevada
  • JBS International, Inc. (Bethesda, MD)