Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team


Our Vision

Comprehensive behavioral health for every person in Denton County

Our Mission:

The Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team will advocate and facilitate a collaborative person-centered behavioral health system to repair and restore lives:

  • Ensure behavioral health services are available to meet the needs of all
  • Assess data for continuous outcome measurements
  • Prioritize data driven recommendations
  • Provide a continuum of care


Our Method, Collective Impact:

What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact is a community coming together around a backbone organization as a team of equals to collaborate on solutions that no one organization can implement on their own.

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The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute co-sponsored a Mental Health Best Practices Report for Denton in March 2015 with several recommendations focused on producing a plan for coordinated, community-wide efforts to address mental health needs. Acting on this recommendation, we launched our first collective impact initiative and formed the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team to address mental health needs across Denton County. The inaugural meeting convened in June 2015.

As the backbone organization to the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, we enhance the outcomes of all partners by facilitating a shared vision, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication.

Elisa Howell

Lt. Elisa Howell, Chair

Hope Galloway

Hope Galloway, Co-Chair

Terry Widmer

Terry Widmer, Secretary


Backbone Support Provided by:

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