Public Policy

The Hogg Foundation supports nonprofit advocacy and public policy work to achieve meaningful, systemic change in mental health services and to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions in Texas.

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Overview

The foundation’s public policy work supports nonprofit advocacy and public policy to achieve meaningful, systemic change in mental health services and to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions in Texas.

Mental Health Guide

The purpose of the guide is to provide a general overview of the behavioral health care delivery system and the services provided under various state agencies that are funded in full or in part with state appropriations. This document focuses on the general infrastructure, funding and services provided in order to be the best, most useful reference tool possible.

Mental Health Policy Academy & Fellows

The Hogg Foundation launched an initiative in 2010 to increase the capacity of individuals and nonprofit organizations in Texas to engage effectively in mental health policy. Texas nonprofit advocacy organizations receive a foundation grant to hire and train a mental health policy fellow for up to two years. The policy fellows must be recent graduates of law, social work, public policy or other related graduate programs.

Policy Briefs

Information on the policy priorities of the foundation, as well as on specific mental health policy issues and legislation.

Summary of the 84th Legislative Session and Legislation Relating to Sunset Recommendations

The 84th legislative session ended with both significant achievements and missed opportunities for Texans with mental health concerns.

Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Leadership Group

The group’s members include mental health consumers, family members, advocates and representatives of private and public agencies. They have the expertise and experience to help bring about organizational change and can be a knowledgeable resource and guide to state lawmakers, agencies, advocates, service providers and consumers.