Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • July 24, 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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July 24, 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    Mary Jones, Vice President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes draft.

The Celebration of Life for Eric Harkness will be August 3, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Garden House at Lake Shawnee, 3720 SW Yacht Court, Topeka, KS  66618.  See announcement.  See jpg.

9:15 a.m.   Guest Topic:  Kansas participation in the national Governor's Challenge to Prevent Veteran's Suicide - Andy Brown, KDADS Commissioner of Behavioral Health

10:00 a.m.  Reports 

   Board of Directors – Met in June.  Voted to establish an annual award to recognize the KMHC Member of the Year.  Individuals are to be nominated by membership as a whole in November, voted on by the Board in December, and awarded at Advocacy Day.  Currently, KMHC has been awarding the Legislative Leadership and Collaboration Award to legislators who work across party lines to improve mental health public policy.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasset

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Heather Elliott  

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

   Big Tent Coalition - Jane Rhys and Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood     Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Coalitiion Meeting - Thursday, July 25, 9-10 a.m., Community Care Board Room, Jayhawk Tower, Suite 600, Topeka

   Consumer Programs - Corinna West

   Parity Committee - Rick Cagan  

   Kansas Coalition for Treatment Access - There is an invitation for a call on August 1 at 10:00 AM CST to discuss Kansas Step Therapy.  SB 93 and HB 2120 are in play for the 2020 Kansas legislative session.  Meetings with target legislators will be key to moving out of committee and toward passage. 

11:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell 

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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