The Healthy Minds Fellowship seeds Oklahoma with a new wave of intellectual capital in order to change the way our state approaches mental health policy.
This structured, impact-oriented program gives fellows the opportunity to make a real difference in the treatment and prevention of mental illness and substance use disorder through policy and practice transformation.
Tenants of the fellowship
Fellows will work on well-defined, practical and data-driven problems and goals.
Fellows will be well-positioned to take mental health-related jobs in Oklahoma through expert-guided experience, facilitated relationships, and the connections and reputation of Healthy Minds and the fellowship program.
Fellows will exude Healthy Minds’ values of optimism, collaboration, and problem-solving through collaboration, thoughtful research, and pursuit of relevant data.
We think first about the post-fellowship. We will tailor projects and strategically use external resources to fit each fellow’s interests, skills, and potential career path
Fellows commit to a one-year position with the opportunity to renew for a second year under special circumstances.
Fellowships begin in the fall and conclude in late summer.
Who you are
You love Oklahoma and its people as much as we do, and you want to see improvement in the mental health of our community. You have some work experience and a bachelor’s degree (maybe even a master’s degree or Ph.D.) and are looking for a new challenge. And you want to do this while living and working in Tulsa.
You may not have specific mental health experience, but you care deeply about the issue and want to invest your intellect and heart for people to make real change. Fellows come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including education, psychology, counseling, law, business, social work, nursing, health care policy, and more.
Who we are
Healthy Minds Policy Initiative is a nonpartisan team of policy and mental health experts dedicated to ending untreated mental illness and substance use disorders in Oklahoma.
With a foundation of data and original research, Healthy Minds advances a long-term public policy agenda for Oklahoma, coordinates public- and private-sector partnerships and collaboration, and empowers communities and medical providers to implement innovative and best-practice behavioral health treatment.
We believe all Oklahomans should have the behavioral health treatment and prevention services they need, when and where they need it.