Impacting local and state policy through advocacy and support

Through ongoing advocacy efforts, MHA Dallas focuses on local and county governments in our region, the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress. We provide policymakers at all levels with educational materials, research, testimony at hearings and advice about issues related to mental health.

In the community, our advocacy efforts include:

  • Convening area stakeholders to discuss issues related to mental health.
  • Setting policy priorities.
  • Educating the public about policy issues related to mental health.
  • Training individuals and groups on effective techniques for communicating with policymakers. For more information please email Janie Metzinger.