Rooted in principles of equity, social justice and collective liberation, the MHEP Advocacy Network serves as a transformation hub by amplifying the voices and experiences of individuals who have been labeled and are seeking change.
The primary goals of the MHEP Advocacy Network encompass a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing peer-driven engagement, promoting systemic change and advocating for the rights and well-being of our community members. These goals include:
Bringing community concerns to the forefront of discussions with the Office of Mental Health, while building capacity for peer-driven cross-systems engagement and coordination.
Facilitating opportunities for feedback on programs and policies that directly impact our community.
Increasing informed representation of peers in county and state cross-systems coordination efforts, oversight committees, councils, task forces and workgroups.
Collaborating with facilities to ensure that the experiences of peers are centered in treatment planning processes.
Building capacity for peer involvement in state systems through training, technical assistance and support to governments and organizations on how to effectively engage peers.
Increasing the turnout of eligible voters with disabilities through advocacy and awareness initiatives.
If you are interested in joining the MHEP Advocacy Network, call 518-434-1393.