Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • June 26, 2019
  • 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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June 26, 2019   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

Teleconference access 1-515-606-5183, enter  567518 

Meeting room wi-fi: Guest@ccess


Introductions and sign-in sheet    Eric Harkness, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read updated minutes draft.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet today after the Coalition.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasett

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Amy Campbell 

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – reports by members

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood

   Consumer Programs - Corinna West

   Parity Committee - Mike Burgess

10:00 a.m. Guest Topic:  Overview of the Disability Rights Center Investigative Report - Stuck in Institutions: the Crisis of Mental Health Services and Supports in Kansas  (NFMH issues)   Read the report.

10:40 a.m.  Lobbyist Report -Amy Campbell 

     June 13 2019 KDADS Post Legislative Stakeholder Meeting  Read handout

     Family First Prevention GrantsRequest for Proposal (RFP). Sealed bids will be accepted no later than 2 p.m. July 15, 2019. A complete copy of the RFP with details of important dates and timelines may be found at http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Agency/Operations/Pages/OGC/Grant-RFP.aspx 

     Kansas Awarded Pediatric Mental Health Grant  News Release

     Legislative Coordinating Council meets July 1.  Will set interim schedule.

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - 

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2019 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  March 14, 2019

2019 KMHC Meetings: 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.  Jan 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov 27, Dec. 18  

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 27, June 26, Sept. 25, Dec. 18)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 23, February 27, April 24,  May 22, August 28, October 23

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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