Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

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Texas currently invests $6.7 billion biennially at the state level through General Revenue, Medicaid, and local and federal dollars to fund behavioral health services provided by various state agencies. In an effort to improve coordination between state agencies and to create a strategic approach to providing behavioral health services, lawmakers directed the creation of a statewide mental health coordinator position to through the 2014-15 General Appropriations Act, S.B. 1, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (Article II, Health and Human Services Commission, Rider 82).