Each year MHA Houston determines its legislative and advocacy priorities and are presented to legislators, policy makers and the general public. The Government Affairs Committee of MHA Houston’s Board of Directors tracks legislation pertinent to these priorities and other important mental health related issues throughout the year.
During the state legislative session, MHA develops and disseminates legislative alerts on these issues to a legislative network of interested legislators, policy makers, advocates, professionals, consumers and the general public. In addition, MHA Houston coordinates advocacy efforts such as letter writing campaigns and rallies to support its priority issues.
For a comparative view of mental health funding between last session and the current budget bills, click here.