About Us

About Us

More than 35 member organizations participate in workgroups that develop and refine our policy agenda. We host an annual policy briefing in Austin and regional roundtables to gather input and meet with stakeholders across Texas. TCHM is a trusted source of information and data regarding the behavioral health system in our state. Our goal is to work in partnership with elected and appointed state leaders to create sustained improvement and increase funding for mental health and substance abuse services as well as access to care—issues that affect all Texans. The coalition is funded through grants from the Methodist Healthcare Ministries and Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

The coalition is funded through a generous grant from the Methodist Healthcare Ministries. 

Operating Principles

Click to view our Operating Principles including membership guidelines and our decision-making process.

Our History

TCHM originated in 2011 as an informal meeting of colleagues from various organizations focusing on mental health and substance use disorders, coming together every Friday during the legislative session to discuss common issues. The coalition as we know it a was effectively founded in 2015 to foster stronger policy collaboration for greater collective impact in the Texas Legislature. The coalition coordinates policy and advocacy resources, educates policymakers and stakeholders, and leads legislative and regulatory campaigns in support of our policy agenda.