Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • October 23, 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.

Amended Agenda

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October 23, 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, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read miniutes draft.

KMHC Member of the Year Nominations Form - due November 30.  PDF Form   WORD Form

9:15 a.m.  Consult by phone with Debbie Plotnick, Vice President, Mental Health and Systems Advocacy, MHA National, regarding the Certified Integrated Peer Specialists Proposed LegislationSee Proposal 

9:45 a.m. Reports (as time allows)

   Board of Directors – Met in September.

   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

   Consumer Programs - P3 

   Parity Committee - Meeting with Insurance Commissioner - Amy Campbell

10:00 a.m. Guest Topic: Family First Act - Allison Bowling and Ariele Erwine, Department for Children and Families

10:30 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

10:50 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell 

Medicaid Expansion - Senate Select Committee on Healthcare Expansion 10-22/23

Joint Committee on Medicaid Expansion 11-12/13

Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Crossover Youth 10-16/17

Legislative Budget Committee: Nov. 19/20 and December 12/13 (Agency Requests)

11:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - 

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2019 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  February 19, 2020

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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