Mental Health Connection – Legislative Agenda: Action Plans

Organization Contact: Patsy Thomas

Mentor: James Holcomb

Leadership Fort Worth members will work with the Mental Health Connection Advocacy Committee to refine the MHC legislative agenda at both the state and federal levels. LFW members will take the feedback from the policy retreat held in September 2004 and develop action plans and implementation strategies for each issue. The action plans would likely include developing some white papers, research, and preparation for meetings with legislators. Mental Health Connection members will be available to meet with LFW members to provide information, guidance, and technical assistance.

Benefits to Leadership Fort Worth Members:

  • Increased knowledge of the mental health system in Tarrant County
  • Increased knowledge of policy and political issues impacting the mental health system
  • Enhanced skills in advocacy
  • Opportunity to meet with mental health professionals and policy makers.