October 7, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For Your Mental Health

A list of resources compiled from state and national organizations for those who are experiencing mental health needs related to COVID-19 are provided below. In communities across Texas, families are facing the challenges arising from…

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May 29, 2020

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

SUMMARY - Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) is an innovative grant program through which local communities can develop solutions and programs to best serve the mental health needs of our veterans and their...

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May 8, 2020

They just want someone to talk to: This mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic

Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans in 100 counties who were experiencing fears of getting sick, feelings of isolation from social…

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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 & Ethics met to hear testimony. President and CEO Andy Keller,...

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March 28, 2018

Medicaid Managed Care Performance Measures

In March 2018, in response to Article II, HHSC Rider 45 of the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act (85(R) SB 1), the Meadow Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) reviewed performance measures for individuals with serious mental…

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August 1, 2017

State Hospital System

General Overview The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) manages nine state-owned mental health facilities and one state-owned inpatient residential treatment facility for adolescents. These 10 facilities, collectively referred to as state hospitals, are…

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March 21, 2017

Texas House Committee on Public Health – HB 13

On March 21, 2017, MMHPI President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, was invited testimony at the Texas House Committee on Public Health. House Bill 13, relating to the creation of a matching grant program...

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November 11, 2015

Texas Leaders Announce Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

Veterans Day 2015 marks the launch of a bold initiative by the State of Texas to address the mental health needs of veterans and military families: Texas Veterans + Family Alliance. Texas Veterans + Family…

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October 13, 2015

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Named Administrator of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Pilot Phase Grant Program

The Texas Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) recently named the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) administrator of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, a pilot-phase grant program established by Senate Bill 55 during the…

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August 13, 2015

MMHPI & the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature

MMHPI found itself substantially engaged in the legislative process on a number of fronts. CEO Tom Luce’s appointment by Speaker Straus to the Sunset Advisory Commission brought the Institute directly into legislative work while...

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