Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 26, 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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September 26, 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 minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet today after KMHC meeting.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood

   Financial Report and 2018 Budget - Treasurer - Today, the Board will consider the nomination for a new treasurer.

10:00 a.m.  Consensus Issues Development Process - 

Each year, the Kansas Mental Health Coalition updates its consensus recommendations.  Any member may bring a proposal by submitting the recommendation in the form of an issue paper.  Please use the following issue paper format (view here) and contact the President or Lobbyist to have your item added to the meeting agenda in October or November.  This is also the time for member organizations to bring their consensus issues to the Coalition's attention - either for adoption or simply to inform.  Proposals will be discussed by the membership and adopted by consensus, although a vote may be called if deemed necessary.  The Coalition will only promote policies that have the consensus or vote of our members.

10:30 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell

Step Therapy Legislation Meeting with Proponents and Opponents

Mental Health Task Force


11:00 a.m.  KDADS Report - Housing First Initiative - Missey Starkey and Angela DeRocha

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

NAMI, Kansas 30th Anniversary Annual Conference - October 13 2018 Registration link: https://namikansas.org/meetings-schedules/2018-annual-conference/

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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