Our Projects

From the Gulf Coast to West Texas and from the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle, The Meadows Institute is helping communities and organizations improve services and systems of care that make mental health and substance use treatment better in a myriad of ways. Each of these projects represents a step forward in making Texas a national leader in mental health care.

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Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

SUMMARY – This report expands upon the 2015 Kennedy Forum report to include additional measures and research supporting the use of MBC for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in primary, specialty, and acute care settings. The report also addresses payment and policy strategies for expanding access to MBC.

2021 Speaker Series: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, & Families

SUMMARY – Throughout 2021, we’re welcoming experts in implementation science, evidence-based practices, health equity, financing, and more to help Texas mental health providers deepen their understanding of how to roll-out and sustain best practices in mental health.

North Texas Community-Based Care Environmental Assessment

SUMMARY – The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute partnered with the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) in 2019 – 2021 to support planning efforts in North Texas in preparation for the eventual transition from a state-administered foster care system to one led locally.

White Paper Series: COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Impacts

SUMMARY – The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute has released a series of white papers on the anticipated mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.