Based in Tulsa, the Healthy Minds Policy Initiative is a nonpartisan team of policy and mental health experts who collaborate with state and local leaders to advance innovative policies and approaches in the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders.
HMPI envisions a future where robust thought-power and community coordination exist to support policymakers, law enforcement, schools and treatment providers in more effectively using resources, generating creative funding solutions and using data to pursue transformational change in the way mental health is addressed in our communities.
Who You Are
You love Oklahoma and its people as much as we do, and you want to see positive strides made to improve the mental health of our community. You have some work experience and a bachelor’s degree (maybe a master’s degree or Ph.D.!) and are looking to make a leap into 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 can come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: education, psychology, counseling, law, business, social work, nursing, health care policy and others.
Through the Healthy Minds Fellowship, we are seeding our community with a new wave of intellectual capital in order to change the way Oklahoma approaches mental health policy.
Funded by The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the fellowship is a one-year position with the option to renew for a second year.
Tenants of the Healthy Minds 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 HMPI and the fellowship program.
Fellows will exude HMPI values of optimism, collaboration and problem-solving through collaboration, thoughtful research and a pursuit of relevant data.
We think first about the post-fellowship. We will tailor projects and use of external assets strategically to fit each fellow’s interests, skill and potential career path