Impacting local and state policy through advocacy and support

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

Community 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.
  • The Coalition on Mental Illness

For more information please contact Meaghan Read Director of Public Policy at mread@MHADallas.org or by phone (214) 871-2420 x110.