Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 25, 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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September 25, 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.

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet after the Coalition today.

   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 - Expansion events are scheduled! Topeka Oct. 2nd and Overland Park Oct. 8th. http://www.expandkancare.com/events/

   Consumer Programs - Sheri Hall, Poetry for Personal Power - Health Futurism: Scaling Up EX/Patient-Led Innovations  October 7-9, 2019, Kauffman Center, Kansas City

   Parity Committee - Letter to Insurance Commissioner

10:00 a.m. Consider KMHC Consensus Recommendations- Annual process for updates and amendment.  Please draft an 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

Proposed Legislation for Certified Integrated Peer Specialists   Sue Lewis, Mental Health Association of the Heartland - See Proposal

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

Legislative Mental Health Tour

Osawatomie State Hospital - plans to end the moratorium  See letter

Medicaid Expansion Interim Committees - 

    Healthcare Access - Senate Select Committee - October 22-23

    Joint Committee on Medicaid Expansion - November 12-13

11:00 a.m.  Guest - Gina Meier-Hummel, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Kansas Attorney General's Office   Postponed

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 20, 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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