As the first agency to offer integrated health care to children in state custody, HCPS is well poised to educate others on model implementation and to spearhead the evolution of the integrated health care model so that it can serve the unique needs of child populations.
Vida Clinic has established a campus-based mental health system that includes trauma-informed, individualized and solution-focused consultation services for teachers.
Houston Health Department is enabling youth with mental health conditions to lead more enriching lives by developing a population-specific program, identifying the right young people to serve as peers, and giving them meaningful work.
Via Hope is helping people with mental illness re-enter the community after incarceration through the support of trained Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches.
Postpartum depression is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11-20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. Sarah Guy, a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, and a 2016 recipient of the Hogg Foundation’s Frances Fowler Wallace Award, suggests that those statistics are underestimated because postpartum depression too often goes unrecognized or is not discussed.