Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 28, 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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September 28, 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

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 -  Quarterly meeting today.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - NAMI is applying for Kansas Health Foundation health disparities grant with support from KMHC.

    Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

Subcommittee Reports - Housing and Homelessness - Michael Kress 

    Alliance for a Healthy Kansas - Amy Campbell

9:45 a.m.   KMHC Consensus Recommendations - 2016 process for updates and amendment.  Please draft an issue paper for the topic that you would like to see included in the Coalition's October or November agenda.   Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

10:00 a.m.  Updates on Contract renewals and changes

   Wichita State University - Medicaid administrative contract for peer certification, peer support, CROs technical support, trauma informed systems of care - Randy Johnson, WSU

   Consumer Run Organizations - operational contracts and technical support - Cherie Bledsoe, Dantia Maur MacDonald

   Valeo Behavioral Health Care - transitional residential care and treatment - Bill Persinger

10:30 a.m. Legislative Update - Amy Campbell

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

Mental Health Medications Advisory Committee - DUR Committee schedules

2016 Elections Information - Let us know if you have local races to bring to our attention.

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Susan Fout, KDADS

All agencies were required to submit budget proposals including 5% reductions.

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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