Who we are

Healthy Minds is a nonpartisan, data-driven policy initiative working to end untreated addiction and mental illness in Oklahoma through policy and practice transformation. We work with Oklahoma’s state and local leaders to develop and elevate innovative policy and community solutions for the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders.

Join the team

Apply to be part of our work championing best practices that improve the state’s ability to prevent and treat mental illness.

Mental Health Fellow, Workforce and Integrated Care

Healthy Minds Policy Initiative’s fellows are at the forefront of advancing collaborative, data-driven solutions to transforming Oklahoma’s approach to mental health. Over the course of a two-year, full-time fellowship, fellows conduct extensive policy research, work with external partners and explore the next generation of solutions that could be implemented by Healthy Minds and its partners. The fellowship experience is diverse and professionally enriching, exposing fellows to the most pressing issues facing behavioral health and offering training and support for fellows’ own personal and career goals. However, each fellow also retains a special focus on finding solutions in a particular area of work.

The Workforce & Integrated Care fellow will specifically support Healthy Minds’ body of work to grow Oklahoma’s behavioral health workforce and better integrate mental health services into primary care settings. This includes using well-researched guidance and building strong external relationships to advocate for and support treatment providers and academic institutions in the implementation of integrated care and other best-practice solutions to enhance and extend the behavioral health care workforce. This position reports to the Project Director for Behavioral Health Workforce and is full-time, non-exempt.


Policy Analyst

The policy analyst is a trusted source of knowledge on the nuances of mental health policy issues and stakeholders in Oklahoma, and an effective contributor to both the development of policy solutions and their implementation. This position supports community-wide mental health policy conversations by providing research and analysis, recommending strategies, and engaging with community leaders, policymakers, and advocates. This position reports to the Policy Research & Engagement Director.

A successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary research skills, writing ability, and political acumen. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to learn and explain complex policy concepts and their practical implications for mental health treatment and prevention in schools, criminal justice settings, and treatment systems to multiple stakeholders and audiences.


Associate Director – Community & Systems Initiatives

The Associate Director of Community and Systems Initiatives is responsible for convening and facilitating multisector coalitions to improve the continuum of mental health services available in Oklahoma communities. This includes using a public health approach to lead system change initiatives — in partnership with treatment organizations, community groups, educational institutions, and local officials — through collaborative, data-driven change processes that result in improvements to service delivery, best-practice strategies that contribute to positive mental health, and population-level mental health outcomes.

As a senior staff member within the Community and Systems Initiatives division of Healthy Minds, the successful candidate will both plan and implement strategies to achieve divisional goals and will become a visible and trusted leader both internally and externally. This position reports to the Director of Community and Systems Initiatives and is expected to manage assigned staff members.