Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • November 18, 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Teleconference access 1-515-606-5183, enter 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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November 18, 2020   Monthly Meeting                         

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

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – 

   Financial Report Amy Campbell  

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Meeting immediately after the Coalition today.  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 - Meeting today.

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewood – Stronger Together Retreat - KanCare Advocates Network will join with the Big Tent Coalition, the Self Advocates Coalition of Kansas (SACK), the DD Council and the Kansas Mental Health Coalition, to plan for the 2021 legislative session on Thursday, Nov. 19. We will begin our virtual planning meeting via Zoom at 9a and plan to be done by 3:45p. Please register by sending your name and email address to  ST2020KAN@gmail.com by Tuesday, Nov. 17. Please include the participants' email address to receive confirmation and reminder notices.

   Consumer Programs - Sheri Hall, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell - 1. Parity Committee collecting data from Kansas service providers regarding their experiences with insurance coverage for behavioral health.  KMHC members are encouraged to distribute the survey link to their members and contacts.  2. Considering proposal to amend Kansas statutes to strengthen parity law - see legislation passed in Oklahoma in 2020.  https://www.paritytrack.org/reports/oklahoma/statutes/ 

   Peer Certification - working committee - Mary Jones 

10:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell

Consensus Revenue Estimates - Legislative Budget Committee   http://www.kslegresearch.org/KLRD-web/Appropriations&Revenue.html 

State Budget Process  2020-21 State Appropriations Report 9-3-2020

Joint Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform   https://www.khi.org/announcements/article/MHMR-WG

Coronavirus and the 2021 Legislature   COVID 19 Funding Update #7

Nov 17-18 Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight    

Dec. 1 Legislative Budget Committee  Dec 1

Dec. 8  KanCare Advisory Council, 2-4p, virtual
Dec. 9  9a Bethell HCBS and KanCare Oversight Committee
Dec. 9  10:30a, KDADS State Plan on Aging 2020 Listening Tour, virtual

KDADS Final Rule for HCBS

10:30 a.m.   Consensus Priorities Discussion     

Annual process for updates and amendment to the Coalition policy priorities.  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

11:00 a.m.   Guest - Sarah Fertig, Medicaid Director, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment

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 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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