Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • July 29, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this meeting will be held by teleconference 1-515-606-5183,, 567518


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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 29, 2020   Monthly Meeting   -                   

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this meeting will be held by teleconference.

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


9:30 a.m.  Introductions and sign-in sheet    Mary Jones, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes draft      Annual Mtg Minutes

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – Met in June.

   Financial Report Amy Campbell        Please log in to the website to pay your dues!

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Next meeting is August 26. Have you ever thought of getting more active with the Coalition?  Please volunteer for Advocacy Committee.

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Wes Cole, Chair

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood – Medicaid Expansion Virtual Meetings, Olmstead Working Group

   Consumer Programs - Sheri Hall, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell

   Peer Certification - working committee - Mary Jones

10:00 a.m.  Guest Presentation - Department for Children and Families RFP for Kansas Family Crisis Response and Support - Tanya Keys, Deputy Secretary

10:30 a.m.   KDADS Update - Andrew Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner

11:00 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Budget Allotments remove funding for most new programs approved by 2020 Legislature.   Document  Plan Document (not approved)

KDADS / KDHE host joint meetings re: Medicaid telehealth

SPARK Funds - Agencies request funds for budget relief for providers and service organizations

Kansas Legislature will study Foster Care, Behavioral Health through interim committees

Primary Election Races - Vote August 4

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2020 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  February 17, 2021

KMHC Meetings: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 16 

Board Meetings:  12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 25, June 24, Sept. 23, Dec. 16)

Advocacy Committee Meetings:   January - March: Friday teleconferences from December through Adv. Day, Meet after Coalition meetings: January 22, February 26, April 22, May 27, August 26, October 28

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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