Topic: Octavio Martinez Jr.

New Policy Brief Highlights Mental Health Workforce Shortages in Texas

April 11, 2011

A growing number of Texans will have difficulty accessing mental health services unless steps are taken now to address a critical shortage of mental health professionals, according to a policy brief (PDF) published by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

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Hogg Foundation Awards $446,615 in Grants to Improve Mental Health Policies in Texas

April 4, 2011

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded $446,615 in grants for four policy projects to improve mental health services for children and adults across Texas.

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Martinez, Breithaupt Receive Associate Vice President Appointments

March 11, 2011

Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and clinical professor in the School of Social Work, and Dr. Charles Breithaupt, executive director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), have been appointed associate vice presidents for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Martinez Appointed to National Committee on Mental Health Care Needs of Older Americans

March 2, 2011

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences has appointed Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr. to a 16-member national consensus committee that will study the mental health care needs of older Americans and how best to meet those needs.

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Hogg Foundation Receives Federal Grant to Develop a National Model for Addressing Cultural, Language Disparities in Integrated Health Care

Feb. 17, 2011

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health to create a national model to improve integrated health care for racial and ethnic minorities and people who speak languages other than English.

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