Legislative

The Foundation provides fiscal analysis of MHAI legislative initiatives.  Understanding that policymakers look for policy initiatives that make fiscal sense for taxpayers of the state of Indiana, the Foundation provides financial information that illustrates why it makes sense to provide quality mental healthcare.

Whitepapers authored by the Foundation have been lauded nationally and used by other states to implement public policy initiatives.  Among the many initiatives the Foundation has been involved in, the Foundation has been instrumental in the passage of mental health reform, mental health parity, substance abuse parity and access to medication.

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Sextons Creek

Sextons Creek, a strategic services and communications firm serving clients in the area of government relations, strategic communications, media productions, and business services, represents Mental Health America of Indiana at the Indiana General Assembly where Stephen C. McCaffrey serves as Principal & Chief Policy Officer.

Among other services, Sextons Creek assists patients, providers, professionals, not-for-profits and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate with other stakeholders to improve access to healthcare in public health and criminal justice settings.

Sextons Creek provides services to MHAI that include legislative and regulatory monitoring, issue management, research, and legislative and administrative lobbying.  All clients of Sextons Creek as well as The Third House (which has represented MHAI and joined Sextons Creek) clients receiving lobbying services are registered with the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission at: https://www.in.gov/ilrc/.