Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • July 27, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS


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Kansas Mental Health Coalition

Speaking with one voice to meet critical needs of people with mental illness.


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July 27, 2016   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center - 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS - Basement Conference Room 

(teleconference access 1-877-278-8686, enter  982797 use codes: *7 mute / *9 unmute)   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Handouts:  Agenda w Report   Minutes   Elections Spreadsheet

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Financial Report           Andy Brown, Treasurer

Please renew your membership at KMHC website.  First, log in, select your membership renewal and the site will generate an invoice to pay by check.  Contact Amy if you have questions.

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors -  Report of the June meeting.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m. after the Coalition meeting.

    Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Psychiatric Directives Committee - Mike Burgess

    Alliance for a Healthy Kansas - Amy Campbell

9:30 a.m.  Update on CMHC programs - How are the Centers adjusting to the Medicaid reimbursement cuts, end of Health Homes program, changes to inpatient screenings for Medicaid, end of KU Evidence Based Practices Contract, and other changes?

10:00 a.m.  Guest Speaker - Secretary Tim Keck, KS Dept. Aging and Disability Services

Update on Agency programs.  Q & A.

10:50 a.m. Legislative Update - Amy Campbell

Report on the Legislature's Special Session and Legislative Interim Committees - Public Health Boards and Step Therapy topics

Legislative Mental Health Forum - August 17

Adult Continuum of Care - modified stakeholder group reconvened under the auspices of the Governors Behavioral Health Services Planning Council - meeting the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month

Drug Utilization Review Board (DUR) met Wednesday, July 13

Mental Health Medications Advisory Committee - will meet August 9 - 2:00-4:00 pm

2016 Elections Information - What do you need to do?

11:00 a.m.  Next Steps - Susan Lewis

A members only discussion of action steps for the Coalition.  

11:25 a.m. Announcements

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

c/o Amy A. Campbell, Lobbyist, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS 66604

785-969-1617, fax: 785-271-8143  campbell525@sbcglobal.net

(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604  785-969-1617

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