Oklahoma's thought leader for transforming mental health policy.

Healthy Minds is a nonpartisan team of policy and behavioral health experts who work to end untreated mental illness and addiction in Oklahoma through policy and practice transformation.

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Driving Impact

Bold change is possible.

Despite record-high levels of mental health need, we’re optimistic about the future of our state. Oklahoma's public mental health crisis is not insurmountable, and pragmatic solutions are already in motion.

$289 million

Historic investments made in Oklahoma’s mental health system made by the Legislature in 2022 with American Rescue Plan dollars.


Oklahoma school districts developing mental health crisis plans with community behavioral health partners as a result of legislation developed by Healthy Minds.

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A legislative proposal from Healthy Minds led to Oklahoma being among a handful of states with full parity in reimbursement rates for health care delivered in person and via telehealth services.

Where We Focus

Improving access to care for all Oklahomans.


Establishing parity between mental and physical health care in payment and practice.

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Increasing the strength, reach, and capacity of Oklahoma’s behavioral health workforce.

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Youth & Schools

Implementing effective behavioral health interventions in schools.

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Integrated Care

Preventing and treating mental health problems earlier and smarter by integrating behavioral health in primary care settings.

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Diversion to Appropriate Care

Ensuring care is delivered in the least restrictive, least costly manner possible.

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How We Work

Developing solutions to Oklahoma's most pressing challenges.

Data & Research

Conducting original research and data analysis to spur innovation and systems-level transformation.

Policy Guidance & Analysis

Collaborating with legislators, policymakers, and community partners to advance sound public policy for the state of Oklahoma.

Community Initiatives

Strategic planning and consulting projects for municipalities, nonprofits, communities, school districts, and treatment systems.