Legislative Updates – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

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.

Multidimendional Grief Therapy Author Julie Kaplow-Kline-Kline (small)
August 22, 2023

State Hospital Redesign & Inpatient Capacity Expansion: 2017-2023

SUMMARY - Since 2016, the Texas Legislature has invested over $3.6 billion toward developing a modernized state hospital system, informed by data-driven policy guidance...

June 30, 2023

88th Texas Legislature Regular Session Wrap Up

SUMMARY – The 88th Legislature delivered a record $11.68 billion for behavioral health, an increase of more than 30% from the previous session. Senator...

April 17, 2023

Texas House Select Committee on Youth Health & Safety – HB 1537

SUMMARY - On April 17, Chief Medical Officer Roshni Koli, MD, provided invited testimony before the House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety...