Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • October 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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October 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, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.    Read minutes.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Met in September.  Next meeting December.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasset has volunteered to serve as Treasurer and was appointed by the Board.  He will begin duties when the bank documents are amended.

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network Heather Elliott  

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council –

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Amy Campbell

   Consumer Program Reports - Peer training and outreach.

10:00 a.m.  Consider 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.  The Coalition encourages the incorporation of health equity principles - proposals that help to reduce health disparities and encourage overall health.  Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

Review 2018 Summary   Review Current Issue Papers

Draft Tobacco Dependence Treatment Issue Paper proposal Read here.  Presented by Rick Cagan

Choose whether or not to endorse the Tobacco Guideline for Behavioral Health - see here with a list of organizations that have currently endorsed the guideline.

Draft Decriminalize Cannabis Issue Paper proposal     Presented by Nick Reinecker

10:45 a.m.  Lobbyist Report    Amy Campbell

·         Mental Health Task Force   

·         Elections

11:15 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn


2018 Schedule:

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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