Policy Update Tag: Children and Youth

July 7, 2021

87th Texas Legislature Regular Session Wrap Up

SUMMARY - Throughout what was a challenging and, at times, divisive legislative session, one area of full agreement among state leaders was that mental...

October 1, 2020

Texas House Committee on Human Services – Interim Charge 2.1

SUMMARY – During the 86th Legislative Interim, in October 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provided the Texas House Committee on Human Services with...

May 27, 2019

86th Regular Legislative Session Wrap Up

SUMMARY - From a mental health perspective, the 86th Legislative Session was one of the most significant in recent memory.

May 27, 2019

86th Legislature Regular Session Behavioral Health Appropriations

SUMMARY - An overview of appropriations to mental and behavioral health made by the 86th Texas Legislature. From a mental health perspective, the 86th...

May 14, 2019

Texas House Committee on Human Services – SB 1177

SUMMARY - On May 14, 2019, Monica Thyssen, MMHPI Senior Director of Health Policy, was invited testimony on SB 1177 at the Texas House...

May 1, 2019

Texas House Committee on Public Health – SB 10

On May 1, 2019, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony on SB 10 at the Texas House Committee on Public...

April 30, 2019

Texas House Public Education Committee – SB 435

On April 30, 2019, Kate Volti, MMHPI Director of Program Innovation for Child and Family Policy, was invited testimony on SB 435 at the...

April 9, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – SB 1177

On April 9, 2019, Monica Thyssen, MMHPI Senior Director of Health Policy, was invited testimony on SB 1177 at the Texas Senate Committee on...

March 19, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Education – SB 435

On March 19, 2019, Marcellina Melvin, MMHPI Director of Program Implementation for Child and Family Policy, was invited testimony on SB 435 at the...

March 7, 2019

Texas House Committee on County Affairs – Early Intervention

On March 7, 2019, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the House Committee on County Affairs. During his presentation,...

February 12, 2019

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services – SB 10

On February 12, 2019, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. Senate...

June 28, 2018

Texas House Committees on Public Health and Public Education

SUMMARY – During the 85th Legislative Interim, in June 2018, the Texas House Committees on Public Health and Public Education met to hear testimony....

June 27, 2018

Texas House Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II and General Investigating & Ethics

SUMMARY – During the 85th Legislative Interim, in June 2018, the Texas House Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II and General Investigating &...

March 14, 2017

Texas House Committee on Public Health – HB 1600

SUMMARY - On March 14, 2017, Michele Guzmán, Vice President of Administration and Senior Director of Evaluation, was invited testimony on HB 1600 at...

March 8, 2017

Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Service – SB 74

On March 8, 2017, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services....