Mental Health During COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Community Strategies
May 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
On May 18, 2021, AHW welcomed Dr. Octavio Martinez, executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, a leading philanthropy working to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life, for a keynote address on challenges, innovations, and successes during the pandemic. Dr. Martinez offered potential strategies for communities to consider as we look to recovery and beyond. Remarks were followed by an audience Q&A.
Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.P.A.
Executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Martinez leads the Hogg Foundation and its work to support mental health services, research, policy analysis, and public education projects throughout Texas. He also holds an appointment of Senior Associate Vice-President within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement where he heads up the Community Integrated Health Initiatives program for the Division. Dr. Martinez currently serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Preparedness and Response Board of Scientific Counselors and on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s, Health and Medicine Division’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity. Additionally, he is a commissioner on the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health, an executive committee member of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, and a member of the Austin State Hospital Redesign Steering Committee.