Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 18, 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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December 18, 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

2020 Meeting schedule - should KMHC change meeting time?  Tentative 2020 dates: Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16  

Minutes of the previous meeting.   See draft

9:15 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Meet immediately after Coalition.  Establish budget and 2020 meeting schedule.

   Financial Report - Colin Thomasset

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Advocacy Day will be February 19, 2020 - 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 - Sheri Hall, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell

10:00 a.m.  KDADS Update - Andy Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner for the KS Dept. for Aging and Disability Services discusses the agency's latest initiatives, budget requests and proposal to end the moratorium on admissions at Osawatomie State Hospital.

10:45 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell 

Expectations for Medicaid Expansion in 2020

Legislative Budget Committee reviews agency budget requests as submitted to Governor   See Overview   See Table

- KVC reports bed capacity for children: acute hospital and PRTF changes in Hays and Wichita  See KVC Testimony   See KDADS Testimony

- Governor announces wage increases for Larned State Hospital employees   See Testimony

- Governor hosting budget listening sessions 

- Campaigns will color the 2020 legislative session

11:00 a.m.  Final Consideration of 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.

Update issue papers. 

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 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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