Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 24, 2018
  • 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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January 24, 2018   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           Eric Harkness, Vice President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Minutes

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   KanCare 2.0 Public Comment Period - Sean Gatewood, KanCare Advocates Network

   Board of Directors – Board met in December.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

    Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee – February 13, 2018 

Link:  http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/pharmacy/mhmac_meeting_materials.htm

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   Financial Report and 2018 Budget - Treasurer

10:00 a.m.  KDADS Report – Andy Brown, Director of Prevention – Prevention programs and tobacco cessation

10:30 a.m.  Sedgwick County Proposal for integrated crisis services for primary care, mental health and addictions – Robyn Chadwick, LSCSW, VP Operations Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc.

10:50 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Kansas Legislature

Representative Elizabeth Bishop - New legislation for Suspension of Medicaid Benefits vs. Revocation

SB 195 - Suspension of Medicaid Benefits for Incarcerated Individuals   Link to testimony   

Mental Health Task Force Report   Link to Report

Mental Health Task Force Overview for Appropriations January 24 2018.pdf

Legislation of Interest

11:00 a.m.  Consensus Recommendations Review and Discussion

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn


2018 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  March 13, 2018

2018 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov TBA, Dec. TBA  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 28, June 27, Sept. 26, Dec. TBA)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 24, February 28, April 25,  May 23, August 22, October 24


For more information, contact: Kansas Mental Health Coalition

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

785-969-1617    campbell525@sbcglobal.net

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

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