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October 5, 2020

The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Child and Youth Mental Health

Children are a vulnerable population during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting economic downturn: They are directly affected by COVID-19 and the…

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October 1, 2020

House Education Committee Interim Study: COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health

COVID-19 presents a new host of challenges for children's mental health in Oklahoma, but several policy opportunities offer hope for 2021.

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October 1, 2020

Tulsa City Council Presentation: Crisis System and 10-year Plan Update

HMPI Executive Director Zack Stoycoff and Tulsa Deputy Mayor Amy Brown presented Sept. 23, 2020, to the Tulsa City Council on key community projects impacting…

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August 27, 2020

HMPI’s response to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s Request for Public Feedback on Managed Care Organization program implementation

Healthy Minds Policy Initiative offers this response to a Request for Public Feedback (RPF) by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) about a proposal to shift the SoonerCare (Medicaid) program to a…

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July 24, 2020

Mental health care is: Beneficial to the health system’s bottom line

Untreated mental health and substance use disorders ("SUD") cost the health care system.

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July 21, 2020

Mental Health Care Must: Address Racial Disparities in Order to Increase Access to Treatment

People of color experince disparities in care due to access issues and the lacking of quality of care, both in mental health and substance use…

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May 19, 2020

Psychological First Aid – COVID-19

Communities in Oklahoma are already experiencing increases in mental health needs due to COVID-19, with a recent Healthy Minds Policy Initiative (HMPI) report projecting higher…

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May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Workforce FAQs

The information on this page is designed to (1) bring attention to implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the behavioral health workforce, and (2) summarize…

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April 7, 2020

Mental Health: Solving Stigma

The effects of stigma about mental health conditions are serious. Individuals are less likely to seek and receive treatment and support that otherwisecould allow individuals…

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Projections and Effects on Mental Health and Addiction in Oklahoma

This report illustrates a possible scope of the mental health and substance abuse challenges that will arise in Oklahoma from COVID-19 and the subsequent economic…

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March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have assembled a one-stop directory of local, regional, and national information. The links in this page provide guidance…

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February 24, 2020

Mental Health is Public Safety: Why does mental health matter to public safety?

Decades of criminalizing Oklahomans with mental illness and substance use disorderhave put an incredible strain on the public safety system — and it hasn’t made…

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February 17, 2020

Mental Health is Business Health: Why should businesses care about mental health?

Employees make business happen. Their physical and mental skills, abilities and talents move the ball forward, making projects possible and customers satisfied. However, employee productivity…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Data to Inform Prevention Strategies in Schools

HB 2799 expands the use of the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA), an evidence-based survey on school risk factors that lead to poor education, health…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Mental Health Parity Transparency and Accountability

Ensuring compliance with President Bush’s 2008 parity law – which requires insurers to treat illnesses of the brain the same way they treat illnesses of…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Mental Health Agency Spending and Coordination

Oklahomans and their legislators need a full picture of siloed spending and strategies if we hope for top-tier mental health outcomes. SB 1350 provides this…

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February 3, 2020

2020 Legislative Fact Sheet: Harm Reduction

House Bill 3028 protects medical practitioners, law enforcement, tribes and registered social service entities who administer harm reduction programs for the purposes of reducing the…

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January 27, 2020

2019 data: Oklahoma parity compliance worsening

A study released in November 2019 shows Oklahoma is going the wrong direction in achieving insurance parity for mental health coverage.

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November 19, 2019

Data Research

Use these links to find federal- and state-level data on mental health prevalence, treatment capacity and other related issues.

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November 20, 2019

Report: The Data on Adult and Youth Suicide, Oklahoma & Tulsa

A 2019 summary of available data and trends around depression and suicide for Oklahoma's adults and youth.

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November 19, 2019

National Policy Research

Resources for researching national trends, data, best practices, advocacy and policies being explored federally and in other states.    

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November 19, 2019

Tulsa Mental Health Study and Plan

The Tulsa 10-year Mental Health Plan report is a collection of findings and recommendations for advancing mental health treatment in Tulsa. It was released in…

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