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November 10, 2021

Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announces Founding Leadership Cabinet Members

EL PASO – Paso del Norte Center at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute on Tuesday introduced its founding leadership cabinet members at a community reception. The Center, which launched in July 2021, provides policy and…

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November 1, 2021

Dr. Quianta Moore Named Executive Director of The Hackett Center

HOUSTON – Dr. Quianta Moore, MD, JD, a nationally renowned expert in research and policies to improve the health and well-being of children and the communities in which they reside, has been named Executive Director…

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October 5, 2021

Press Release: Senator Jane Nelson Honored with First Tom Luce Award for Mental Health

AUSTIN – Senator Jane Nelson, whose contributions to better mental health policy, particularly for children, have helped Texas vastly improve its mental health care systems, was named the first recipient of The Tom Luce Award…

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September 13, 2021

Press Release: Eighteen Organizations Express Support for the Collaborate in an Orderly and Cohesive Manner (COCM) Act

Legislation to improve access to evidence-based mental health and substance use care introduced by Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Austin, TX —The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and 17 organizations have…

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July 21, 2021

Press Release: Paso del Norte Health Foundation & Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Announce Paso del Norte Center

A Regional Mental Health Policy Center to support initiatives in the Paso del Norte region, fight stigma of mental illness The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute today announced…

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June 15, 2021

Press Release: Meadows Institute Named Recipient of $10 Million Lone Star Prize

Today, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute was named the recipient of the $10 million Lone Star Prize, awarded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Lever for Change, a Texas-based competition launched in early 2020. The…

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March 4, 2021

CEO Andy Keller Testifies on COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts, Recommendations

AUSTIN – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, presented invited testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Article II, Thursday morning about the significant mental health impacts of…

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September 10, 2020

COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll Amplifies Importance of World Suicide Prevention Day

AUSTIN – Every year in America thousands of lives are tragically lost to suicide. This year, the mounting mental health toll of COVID-19 has intensified the need for awareness and the urgency for ensuring access…

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April 21, 2020

MMHPI Report: Direct Correlation Between COVID Recession & Increased Rate of Suicide, Substance Abuse

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) today issued the first in a series of reports analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first report focuses on how an economic recession could…

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