The TCHM’s more than 30 members include organizations with a shared interest in mental health and/or substance use disorder. Membership is open to organizations that work on these issues who may be community based, to include organizational leaders, and/or those with lived experience working in organizations.
Who can be a member of the TCHM?
- Each prospective member must agree to the TCHM’s mission, principles and rules of engagement.
- The TCHM’s members will include organizations whose policy and advocacy efforts are directed toward the state level, regardless of whether their footprint is statewide or regional.
- Any interested organizations will be reviewed and approved for membership by the TCHM’s steering committee.
- The number of members representing each organization may be determined on a case-by-case basisand is typically limited to two or three people.
- The above does not include interns or policy fellows who may attend and observe at meetings, they should not be the primary representative of the member organization.
- To include interns and/or fellows on the TCHM’s email distribution lists, the organization’s member must contact the TCHM’s legislative coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Member organizations must also contact the legislative coordinator in advance of any meetings and/or activities if an intern/fellow will be in attendance with the member or as a substitute.
How to become a member
- Each prospective member must contact the TCHM’s coordinator at email@example.com.
- Members should be prepared to actively participate in the TCHM’s activities and meetings.
- Members will be included in the following:
- The TCHM email distribution list
- Notifications of meetings as well as important news, updates and deadlines
- Quarterly general membership meetings
- Opportunities to serve on committees
- Surveys and/or votes on specific coalition matters
- One vote per organization for each approved member organization (present, through remote communication, or via proxy when allowed)