Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • July 25, 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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July 25, 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, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Draft.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – The Board may need to meet in August to approve sustainability plans for the Grassroots Advocacy Network and the HEPI grant.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott - Next committee meeting is August 22 after the regular KMHC meeting.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood - Rally and community meetings.

   Financial Report and 2018 Budget - Amy Campbell - KMHC is seeking a volunteer to serve as Treasurer.  

10:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Kansas Legislature, Elections, KanCare, Step Therapy Coalition activities

11:00 a.m.  Mental Health Task Force - Kari Bruffett, Kansas Health Institute

State Hospital Regionalization/Privatization, Hospital Bed Capacity Study

See rough draft of regionalization RFP   (This is only a draft - agency is seeking input and recommendations from the Task Force.)

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

Be sure to put the August meeting on your calendars.  That meeting will feature Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel of the Department for Children and Families.  We will also have a report from the Disability Crime Victims Unit.

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 28, Dec. 12  

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

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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