Policy Engagement: Leading Systemic Change
The Hogg Foundation informs state-level policies that include funding and support for mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention in a variety of settings and populations. Our goal is to effect systemic change to improve the mental health and well-being of people across Texas.
The foundation also supports communities in fostering civic engagement and building individual and organizational capacity to engage in local and regional policy processes.
We want to see changes in community and institutional infrastructure, such as housing, transportation, education and employment, that promote protective factors and minimize risk factors that affect mental health, especially in historically underserved populations.
Mental Health Guide: 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.
Our recommendations provide context for Texas policymakers as they work to strengthen mental health supports.
Texas 87th Legislative Summary
Our summary of key mental health legislation considered during this past session.
An archive of our policy briefs, priorities, recommendations and evaluations related to mental health in Texas.
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
Individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) and co-occurring mental health conditions often lack access to quality mental health services and trauma-informed care despite the fact that they experience mental health conditions at three to four times the rate of those without disabilities. The lack of access to appropriate mental health diagnosis, treatment, services, and supports results in lost opportunities for recovery from mental health and/or substance use conditions.
Policy Fellows Retrospective
We take a look back at our decade of investment in the Mental Health Policy Academy and Policy Fellow Initiative.
These resources are available as a full report, executive summary, and a one-pager.
Mental Health Policy Academy and Fellows
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.
Response to Legislative Interim Charges
Our responses to legislative interim charges.
Texas Mental Health Workforce
A policy brief outlining continuing challenges and sensible solutions.
Social Determinants of (Mental) Health
People have better health outcomes when communities use social determinant interventions.
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.