MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Congressional Briefing

Meadows Institute Takes to Capitol Hill in Support of Collaborative Care Expansion

The Meadows Institute held its first federal congressional briefing, in coordination with Reps. Lizzie Fletcher & August Pfluger, to launch a new report supported by The Commonwealth Fund on how the Collaborative Care Model can serve as a key solution to address the youth mental health crisis.

Learn More
Mental health statistics
50% of adolescents have experienced a mental health disorder*
Leading cause of death among youth ages 10 - 24 is suicide**
*National Institute of Mental Health
**Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How we work

The Meadows Institute is committed to helping Texas become a national leader in treating all people with mental health needs

Systems Transformation

We support the implementation of state policies and programs that bring together diverse mental health resources, services, and communities to drive change. See the partnerships we’ve established and the change we’ve helped create in communities across Texas.

Learn more

Policy Guidance

We provide independent, non-partisan, and trusted behavioral health policy and program guidance to legislators, state agency executives, and their staffs, moving toward a goal of ensuring all Texans can obtain effective, efficient behavioral health care when and where they need it.

Learn more

Awareness: Okay to Say™

Changing perspectives about mental illnesses and those who live with them increases avenues to treatment and the possibility of recovery. Through education, raising awareness, and starting conversations, we’re making an impact in Texas and beyond.

Learn more
04 EExcel 2018 110 copy scaled
Putting Policy into Practice®

The Hackett Center for Mental Health

The Hackett Center is a catalyst for change in Greater Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast: incorporating behavioral and mental health care policies in schools, involving key lawmakers to secure $100 million for children’s mental health integration, and expanding research affecting workplace education on mental health.

Learn more
Driving Change

How we're building a brighter future for Texas

Case Study Highlight

COVID-19 White Paper Series

SUMMARY – In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Meadows Institute emerged as a trusted source for data-driven projections regarding the outbreak’s effect on our economy and the resulting mental health impacts. White papers detailing the recession’s impact on suicide and drug overdose deaths helped frame a national discussion and kept federal, state, and local policy makers informed.

Recent Projects

Updated on:
May 1, 2023

Trellis Foundation Postsecondary Mental Health & Wellbeing Learning Community

This first-of-its-kind, two-year collaborative for innovative institutions of higher education in Texas is reshaping how they support student and staff mental health. Made possible...

Updated on:
March 1, 2023

City of Abilene Multidisciplinary Community Response Team Study

The City of Abilene launched a multidisciplinary Community Response Team to improve justice system performance in responding to mental health crisis 911 calls. The...

Priority areas

All people deserve to obtain the health care they need.

Tweets by ‎@MeadowsInst