How We Work

The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Established by a transformative gift from Maureen and Jim Hackett, The Hackett Center is the Meadows Institute’s first regional center, focused on the unique needs of Greater Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Starting with its inaugural effort to help heal communities traumatized by Hurricane Harvey, The Hackett Center has advanced mental health initiatives – primarily focused on children, youth, and families – to improve lives across the region.

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Our Priorities

Putting Policy Into Practice®

With a focus on “Putting Policy into Practice,” The Hackett Center engages in and supports the development and dissemination of best-practice mental health care, research, and implementation among health care leaders, organizations, and systems in the Greater Houston region and beyond. Since its launch in 2018, The Hackett Center has identified the following priority areas:

  • Strengthening mental health recovery and resilience for children affected by trauma and bereavement
  • Supporting the integration of mental health into pediatric primary care
  • Improving coordination across systems, including health, education, juvenile justice, and family and protective services
  • Ensuring student readiness to learn by providing best-practice mental health guidance to school districts, educational resource centers, and care providers
  • Advancing health equity to reduce mental health disparities for all populations
  • Promoting the expansion of strategic business alliances to increase demand for integrated and collaborative health care
  • Engaging Houston faith-based organizations to address mental health issues in our community

About The Hackett Center

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was a year of significant growth. This report highlights key accomplishments and the importance of “putting policy into practice” in Greater Houston, the Gulf Coast Region, across Texas, and throughout the nation.

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The Hackett Center Brochure

The Hackett Center for Mental Health is the first regional center of the Meadows Institute. Learn more about our approach to ensuring all Texans can obtain effective mental health care.

Announcing

Trauma & Grief Center

The Hackett Center for Mental Health is now home to the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center which raises the standard of care and increases access to best practice treatment for youth who have experienced trauma and bereavement.

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Get in touch

If you would like to discuss how The Hackett Center can help advance your mission and goals, please contact:

Gary Blau, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

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To learn about how you can support the work of The Hackett Center through a philanthropic gift, please contact:

Emily Church
Senior Director of Regional Development, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

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This gift is an investment in quality, research-driven work that will prove to be a systemic game-changer.
Maureen Hackett
January 2018

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