Our Legislative 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 sector, and support effective recovery services for adults and children/adolescents with mental illness. As a recognized leader in mental health advocacy in Greater Houston and in Texas, 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. For more information on our work in the 87th Texas Legislative Session, please contact Rebecca Fowler – Public Policy and Engagement Strategist at [email protected]

Texas Representative and Current House Speaker, Dade Phelan Awarded 2019 Mental Health Legislator of the Year from MHA of Greater Houston