Mental Health Advocacy and Legislation


Metrocare’s goal is to advocate for effective legislation that helps improve funding for programs that address the mental health, intellectual disability, substance use disorder treatment, primary care, pediatrics and housing programs for individuals in Dallas County and throughout the state.

Our legislative priorities focus on the 1115 Waiver Transition, Promoting Ability, Veteran Programs, and Workforce Development.

We can be a resource for you about what’s happening locally in Dallas County.

For advocacy information, contact:
Joel Triska, Director of Public Affairs

Explore our top legislative priorities

1115 Waiver Transition

  • Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP)
  • Failure to address this could result in BILLIONS less for the state
  • Solutions may be budget neutral – Certified Community Behavioral Health Center