“Unlike the physical damage which is all too obvious, the psychological toll will have effects that cascade over time,” Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote in an email. Hurricane Harvey
Philanthropic foundations play a central and widely accepted role in informing the public about mental health; supporting research on mental health policies and treatment protocols; and collaborating with public and private actors in providing services. Hogg Foundation
“There is recovery. People go on to lead good lives. And infusing that mentality into mental health care is critical to the success and wellbeing of individuals with mental health needs,” says Stephany Bryan, Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison at the Hogg Foundation.
The University of the Incarnate Word was one of two Texas universities to receive Hogg Foundation funding to address social determinants of health. Instead of treating a disease, osteopathic medicine aims to delve deeper, looking into family culture, background, living circumstances and work.
It’s been humbling to witness how these two weeks have brought out the best in Texans as countless people answer the call to give time, money and labor to help communities get back on their feet. Hogg Foundation
So you might ask: how can we optimize the health care system to address the social determinants of mental health and ensure we provide whole health to persons with physical and mental health needs, while also addressing the conditions that potentially impact a person’s ability to thrive in their own community?
The Hogg Foundation is working to improve mental health services in area schools. Lockhart ISD is one of the districts to receive grant money for those services. Superintendent Susan Bohn talks about what this means for students.
James Stephen Hogg was a leading figure in the progressive reform movement in Texas, was known for stirring public addresses that advocated for “the little man” against big business interests (railroads, banks, and insurance companies), and nurtured his children’s interest in philanthropy and helping others.
As a mental health foundation, hatred such as that which erupted in Charlottesville undermines everything that we and our philanthropic peers hope to achieve: a world in which past and present inequities are no longer a barrier to individual health and happiness.
Eliminating Mental and Physical Health Disparities Through Culturally and Linguistically Centered Integrated Healthcare
An integrated holistic philosophical approach to behavioral healthcare provides an opportunity to address health disparities and achieve health equity through a culturally and linguistically centered integrated healthcare delivery model.
HCPS received funding from the Hogg Foundation to implement an integrated health care program, which provides comprehensive health care to children in kinship and foster care, allows caregivers to focus on prevention and wellness, and results in better health outcomes.
For caregivers, accessing much needed services – like mental health, child welfare, substance use, social services and physical health – is not easy due in part to a fragmented system of care. In 2012, Harris County Protective Services (HCPS) received funding from the Hogg Foundation to implement an integrated health care program for children in Read more
Henry E. And Bernice M. Moore Fellowship – “I think our society has adopted an unrealistic zero-tolerance policy about suicidality. We can diagnosis people with mental illness and prescribe them medication, but we need to examine how our culture and society are impacting mental health.”
“Our hope is that this program will shift the culture,” Stephany Bryan says, “and it will definitely shift the culture in educational settings by being able to provide campuses with opportunities for learning new and innovative ways of providing appropriate services and supports.”
Seven Texas nonprofit entities are receiving grants from the Hogg Foundation to improve student academic achievement by supporting mental health. The grants continue the foundation’s commitment to child and adolescent mental health, its growing investment in early intervention and prevention, and its support of humane, evidence-based alternatives to punitive disciplinary practices.
Bills passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session addressed a wide range of behavioral health needs, including building community collaboratives, ensuring mental health parity, advancing peer support services, improving child welfare and children’s mental health, and continuing efforts to de-criminalize mental illness.
Dell Medical School is committed to revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, with a particular focus on serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations. We know that mental health is critical to sustaining physical health, and so the Department of Psychiatry is leading the medical school’s efforts to integrate mental health services within all Read more
Master’s student Emily Rooke-Ley has been selected by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health as a 2017 Ima Hogg Scholarship recipient. This award, in the amount of $5,000, will support Rooke-Ley’s studies prior to launching a career in providing mental health services to underserved and underrepresented individuals and their communities in Texas.
Join the Hogg Foundation and lead our team in social media, email marketing and website management. This position will be responsible for managing digital platforms and distributing content that advances communication efforts and supports the Hogg Foundation brand. Love creating multimedia campaigns, staying up to date with social media trends, and diving into data to Read more
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is awarding San Antonio’s newest medical school a grant of more than $400,000. The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine will use the money to tackle mental health issues on the city’s south side.
Hogg Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Address Social Determinants of Mental Health
The grants, which total more than $1 million, aim to eliminate disparities by addressing the social determinants of mental health. They reflect the foundation’s growing interest in community-level factors that influence individual mental health and wellness, as well as build upon the foundation’s work in advancing integrated health care in Texas.
Three Texas medical schools will receive grants to strengthen integrated health care programs that take a coordinated approach to address mental health. The grants, which total more than $1 million, aim to eliminate disparities by addressing the social determinants of mental health.
The Hogg Foundation has recently moved from a period of reflecting on our history and celebrating 75 years of service to assessing current needs and planning for our future. When I think about our accomplishments over the past couple years, I find that there is much for our team to be proud of as we Read more
Dr. Octavio Martinez and the Rural Health Information Hub discuss how the Foundation is helping to improve and innovate mental healthcare delivery in Texas, and the challenges that remain in Texas and nationwide.
adolescent mental health – We cannot simply look at this issue from the student’s perspective, but must address the entire system surrounding a child’s academic performance. Non-parental relationships, such as a teacher-student relationship, are critically important to classroom success.