Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • October 25, 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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October 25, 2017   Monthly Meeting                         

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

Teleconference access 1-515-739-1285, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess

Introductions and sign-in sheet           Susan Lewis, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - 

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - meets Nov 14.  

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys

   Financial Report - Andy Brown

9:50 a.m.   Guest Topic:  Health Equity - Elina Alterman, Kansas Health Foundation

10:20 a.m.  KMHC Consensus Recommendations- Annual process for updates and amendment.  Please draft an issue paper for the topic that you would like to see included for consideration during the Coalition meetings.   Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

10:45 a.m.   Lobbyist Update - Amy Campbell

2017 Mental Health Task Force (created by Legislature)

Children's Continuum of Care Committee

Visit to South Florida Mental Health Hospital operated by CorrectCare


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

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

·         2017 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov 15, Dec. 13  

·         Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 22, June 28, Sept. 27, Dec. 13)

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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