Advocacy

Advocacy and Public Policy Center

Our Advocacy and Public Policy Center helps transform mental health in Greater Houston. It builds support for public policies to protect and to improve mental health services, increase access to quality mental health services in the public and private sectors, and support effective recovery services for adults and children/adolescents with mental illness. 

A recognized leader in mental health advocacy in greater Houston, we engage in sustained, ongoing campaigns developing and/or providing grassroots input into policies, building and participating in coalitions, and ensuring that the personal experience of those who have been affected by mental illness are part of the public policy and advocacy process. We make critical connections between policy and real-world practice to develop solutions to the most pressing challenges in mental health today.

Public Policy Issues & Priorities

• Legislative Advocacy
• School Behavioral Health Initiative
• Legislative Action Center
• Housing

Follow us on our blog during the next legislative session as we track key mental health and behavioral health legislation: