Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • April 26, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 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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April 26, 2017   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

(teleconference access 1-515-739-1285, enter  567518 - KMHC has changed to a teleconference service that might incur charges for members.  If the fees become a burden to members please forward your bill to the treasurer at andy@headquarterscounselingcenter.org )   

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read draft Minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Annual Business Meeting & Elections - May 24, 2017.

   Board of Directors - next meeting is June. Board positions are available - contact Susan Lewis if interested in being elected at the Annual Meeting in May.     

  Financial Report - Susan Lewis - see report.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott - Committee meets today following the Coalition meeting.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - Jane Adams - Ashland Event May 4 - RSVP to Keys for Networking at 785-233-8732  Read event information here.

   Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - meets May 9, 2017

   Big Tent Coalition - Rick Cagan

10:00 a.m.  Kansas Legislative Update - Amy Campbell

Mental Health 2020 - Kyle Kessler

Breakthrough Clubs HB 2044 - Mary Ellen Conlee

Medicaid Expansion HB 2044 - David

Crisis Intervention Act - Amy Campbell

See Legislative Report - multiple bills passed to date

HB 2052 - Rescission Bill passed.

Consensus Revenue Estimates

Mega-Budget Bills

Tax Proposals

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Programs and Update - 

New Behavioral Health Director Sheli Sweeney

Opioid Grant - Cissy McKenzie

Systems of Care for Children with SED - Grant and RFP - Kelsee Torrez   Read press release with meetings schedule.

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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