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Our Impact

Young Minds Advocacy uses strategic communications and collaborative advocacy to help youths, their families, and communities access mental health services and supports, and improve mental health system performance and accountability.

Policy Action

We are reforming state and local policies and programs in California to better serve young people with mental health challenges, their families, and their communities.

Impact Litigation

Our attorneys engage in system reform litigation that increases access to quality community-based mental healthcare for thousands of young people in California and other Western states.

Strategic Communications

We are changing attitudes about mental illness and educating the public about the mental health needs of young people. We also train and assist youths, families, and their allies to effectively engage with decision-makers on policies and programs that affect their lives.

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Our Goals

These 5 goals represent our vision for reforming mental health systems so that they better serve youth and families. Everything we do as an organization is driven by these objectives.


Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare for all young people and their families.


Promoting continuous quality improvement that relies on effective care to achieve positive outcomes.


Coordinating child-serving systems, interventions and funding to improve outcomes for youth.


Amplifying the voices of youth, caregivers, advocates and other stakeholders in mental health policy and programming.


Promoting a System of Care that sets clear outcome goals, measures and reports performance, provides useful and timely feedback, and rewards effective, quality care.

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