Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • August 26, 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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August 26, 2020   Monthly Meeting                         

Valeo Behavioral Health Center, basement conference room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS

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


9:30 a.m.  Introductions and attendance sheet    Mary Jones, President

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read draft

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – meet after September Coalition meeting

   Financial Report Amy Campbell        

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Committee meets by Zoom following the Coalition at noon.  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 – Olmstead Working Group

   Consumer Programs - Sheri Hall, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell

   Peer Certification - working committee - Mary Jones

10:00 a.m.  Elections  

10:30 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

   KDADS Agency Budget Stakeholder Input - See document

   Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform - Thursday 8-27 and Friday 8-28   See Agenda   See Testimony    See KDADS Update to MHTF Recommendations

   Special Committee on Foster Care Oversight - Tuesday 8-25 and Wednesday 8-26  Agenda

   Joint Legislative Budget Committee - Sept 3

   Link to testimony for Bethell Oversight Committee on HCBS and KanCare Oversight  http://kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/committees/ctte_jt_robert_g_bob_bethell_joint_committee_1/documents/?date_choice=2020-06-23

11:00 a.m.   KDADS Update

11:25 a.m.  Announcements - 

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Overview - Sept. 18

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy - December 5

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy - January 9

ACMHCK 41st Annual Conference for Behavioral Health - September 15-18, 2020  http://www.acmhck.org/annualconference/2020-annual-conference 

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2020 Schedule:

Mental Health Advocacy Day:  2021

KMHC Meetings: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, 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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