Policy Fellows Retrospective

Document cover: A Retrospective on a Decade of Investment

In 2010, we launched the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Policy Academy and Policy Fellow Initiative (“initiative”) with the goal of bolstering the mental health and substance use policy workforce to make long-term systems change.

This initiative supports ten host organizations, either 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government entities, or higher education institutions, to employ and mentor a full-time, mental health or substance use policy, or peer policy fellow for two years. Policy fellows have graduate degrees in health, policy, law, social work, or other relevant fields. A peer policy fellow is an individual willing to use their lived experience with a mental health or substance use condition professionally, to advance public policy efforts. Policy fellows and their mentors also participate in a policy academy which meets at least monthly and builds participants’ knowledge and skills at the same time as they receive hands-on, experiential learning through their work at their host organization. 

Retrospective Downloads

In the following three documents, we take a look back at our decade of investment, and the results that were shown from these efforts.