Legislative Updates

Ensuring lawmakers and their staffs have data-based information is crucial to helping elevate and improve the mental health care system in Texas. The Meadows Institute helps lawmakers make informed policy decisions through non-partisan data, research, and invited committee testimony, with the goal of improving care and access to mental health and substance use disorder treatments.

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October 18, 2021

House Select Committee on Youth Health & Safety

SUMMARY - During his invited testimony, President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, discussed the dramatic increase in mental health needs and pediatric ER visits...

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...

April 28, 2021

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

SUMMARY - During his invited testimony, President and CEO Andy Keller, PhD, discussed the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and how lessons learned in...