The Hogg Mental Health Policy Academy is a learning community, facilitated by Texans Care for Children with support from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Participants in the academy--including a network of mental health policy fellows around the state, their mentors, and a cohort of family and consumer participants--receive training each month, along with other professional development to enhance their effectiveness as advocates. They network with legislative staff, policy experts, and direct service providers, while learning first-hand about:
identifying policy challenges, assessing options for addressing them, and developing policy solutions;
the landscape of Texas and national mental health policy;
strategies for working with and educating decision-makers in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government; and
best practices in mental health and effective means for implementing these practices in Texas.
Members of our Mental Health Policy Academy can access exclusive resources on the secure page linked to below.