Kansas Mental
Health Coalition


All events will be provided through Zoom platform.  Participants may choose to appear on video or stream audio only.

TIPS TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS - DOCUMENT

SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 17

9:00 a.m. WELCOME & GOVERNORS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PRIORITIES

- Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

9:15 a.m. ADVOCACY WEEK & ISSUES OVERVIEW Mary Jones, KMHC President,

and Amy Campbell, Lobbyist, Kansas Mental Health Coalition

10:00 a.m.   MEDICAID EXPANSION - Where we are today.  Alliance for a Healthy Kansas

10:45 a.m.  ASK THE COMMISSIONER - Andrew Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner,

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

11:30 a.m.   ASK A LOBBYIST - Amy Campbell, Kansas Mental Health Coalition

12 noon   LUNCHTIME LEGISLATIVE PANEL -

Elected legislators talk about key issues before the 2021 Legislature.  http://kslegislature.org 

1:00 p.m.   THE MENTAL HEALTH MODERNIZATION & REFORM REPORT: WHAT NOW? 

Special Committee Members Greg Hennen, Four County Mental Health Center; Rachel Marsh, Kansas Childrens Alliance; Kyle Kessler, Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas.

1:45 p.m.   PEER SERVICES - ONLINE SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITIES - representatives from multiple organizations share their peer based opportunities

- led by Mary Jones, Mental Health America of South Central Kansas

2:45 p.m.  988 - WILL KANSAS BE READY? 

Steve Devore and Monica Kurz, Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ

3:30 p.m.  YOUTH FORUM - Young people share their work to reduce stigma associated with seeking help for mental health and suicide - featuring Zero Reasons Why.

WEEKLONG ACTIVITIES 

ADVOCACY OFFICE HOURS - daily 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

- Thursday Feb 18, Friday Feb 19, Monday Feb 22, Tuesday Feb 23 - Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/444165461         Access Code: 444-165-461

You can also dial in using your phone.    United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679

United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

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"ASK A LOBBYIST - Take Two" - Friday, Feb 19 3:00 p.m.  

FEBRUARY 24

9:30 a.m.  KMHC MONTHLY MEETING  RSVP HERE

12 noon   WRAPUP EVENT

Ongoing Activities for all participants:

Legislative Appointments - meeting with your legislators is the most important part of the Advocacy Week, and this year, that means scheduling phone conversations.  You will need to schedule your own appointments.

Legislative Committees - choose from among multiple committee meetings to view legislative workings up close.  There are many behavioral health issues under consideration this session and some of them may be on the agendas February 17.  We will update you as calendars are posted.




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