Policy Engagement: Leading Systemic Change

Policy Priorities

Recommendations on key issue areas in the 2019 Texas legislative session.

85th Legislative Session Summary

Bills passed addressed a wide range of behavioral health needs for Texans.

Policy Briefs

An archive of our policy priorities, recommendations and evaluations related to mental health in Texas.

Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas

Navigating mental health systems and services in Texas can be daunting, even for advocates and policymakers. The Hogg Foundation prepares a new edition of the Mental Health Guide to coincide with each Texas legislative session.

This comprehensive resource is designed to help policymakers, advocates, consumers and their families navigate mental health systems and services in Texas.

Mental Health Policy Academy and Fellows

This grant program provides Texas nonprofit organizations with funds to hire and train a two-year mental health policy fellow or peer policy fellow. The program builds both individual and organizational capacity for engaging in mental health policy initiatives.

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Changing Mental Health Policy in Texas

When an organization’s capacity for working on mental health policy issues increases, the needs and voices of Texans living with mental illness have a greater impact on policymaking. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the resources or expertise to tackle mental health policy issues head on. The Hogg Foundation Policy Academy and Fellows Program are increasing capacity and expertise to advance mental health policy in Texas.

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Learn how parity works and how to get help if treatment has been denied.

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The process starts with screening children and parents to identify those most harmed.

Social Determinants of (Mental) Health

People have better health outcomes when communities use social determinant interventions.

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Funding Opportunities

We build capacity through planning, implementation and collaboration grants to eligible organizations.

Events and Networks

We create platforms for conversation and learning through coordinated networks and convenings.

News and Resources

We provide information and tools to educate and transform how communities promote mental health.