Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • November 15, 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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November 15, 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 here.   KHF Presentation Handout    KHF Handout PolicyLink Health Equity Paper   

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet in December to approve 2018 calendar, budget and policies amendments

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - canceled Nov 14.  

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys

   Financial Report - Andy Brown

10:00 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

Breakthrough House Proposal Read the issue paper.

Peer Support Paper Update Read the proposed updated paper here.

Health Disparities Proposal Read the proposal here.

Nutrition Mental Health and Naturally Occurring Substances Page 1   Page 2

Hospital Privatization Issue See South Florida State Hospital Handout from Correctcare

Step Therapy Parameters for Private Insurance KMHC supports coalition efforts.  See Coalition statement here.

More - please send your drafts as soon as possible

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

2017 Mental Health Task Force (created by Legislature)

KanCare 2.0

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

Carrie Bilbe - update on NFMH work

Chris Bush - update on PRTF issues

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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