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Texas Mental Health Transformation

The Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant (MHT SIG) is a five-year Texas Governor’s Office initiative funded by SAMHSA to transform the state’s mental health service system. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is the administrative home of the grant and supports the Transformation Working Group, which is comprised of 14 state agency representatives, legislative representatives, and consumer and family representatives. The DSHS has contracted with the Center for Social Work Research – Addiction Research Institute to work with agencies to implement transformation projects, conduct assessments and evaluation of particular grant activities, and prepare and present reports on transformation progress and outcomes.

The MHT Project Director at DSHS is Sam Shore and the CSWR-ARI lead is Dr. Stacey Stevens Manser.

Some CSWR MHT projects and documents include:


•  Voices Transforming Texas: Texas Assessment of Mental Health Needs and Resources

•  Texas Comprehensive Mental Health Plan Update Reports

•  Texas School-Based Behavioral Health Survey Report and Recommendations

•  MHT TWG Agency Training Needs Interview Report

•  Evaluation of the Consumer, Youth and Family Via Hope Peer Certification and Training

•  Texas Behavioral Health Clearinghouse Development and Evaluation

•  The Children’s Coordinated Funding Project

Addiction Research Institute

Center for Social Work Research
School of Social Work
University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, TX 78703
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