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Wednesday, January 7 • 1:30pm - 2:40pm
Rethinking Mental Health: Are We Throwing the Right Life Lines to People with Mental Illness - Center for Health Care Policy

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Mental Health is on many legislators’ minds as we move into this coming legislative session. Panelists will critically discuss the implications of mental health practices and policies that mental healthcare advocates are promoting. In light of the Sunset Commission’s recommendations for the Department of State Health Services, legislators must consider whether the mental health services available in Texas are actually providing the right kind of help. This panel will discuss the future of mental healthcare and the most prudent ways to move toward a more efficient, effective system of care.

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Kate Murphy

Mental Health Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Kate E. Murphy is the Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the centers for Effective Justice and Health Care at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Kate interned for Justice Johnson at the Texas Supreme Court. She was also a Judge K.K. Legett Fellow. As part of the program... Read More →

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Leon Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Health Care Services
For the past thirty eight years, Leon Evans has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people with mental illness. As President and Chief Executive Officer at The Center for Health Care Services, Evans has developed an innovative and highly integrated system of care for people... Read More →

Colleen Horton

Director of Policy, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Colleen Horton is the Director of Policy at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas.
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Tom Luce

Chief Executive Officer, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas
Tom Luce, Chief Executive Officer, was a founding partner of Hughes & Luce, LLP, a prominent Texas law firm. In addition to his legal service, Tom has engaged in public service for more than 30 years. He has been appointed to major posts by Texas governors five times, including... Read More →

Wednesday January 7, 2015 1:30pm - 2:40pm CST
Capitol View Terrace North 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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