Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 16, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Teleconference 1-515-606-5183


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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 16, 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.   See Draft.

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors – December meeting

   Financial Report Amy Campbell        

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - 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 Gatewoo

   Consumer Programs - Report from Poetry for Personal Power, Consumer Run Organizations, Consumer Advisory Council

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell

   Peer Certification - working committee - Mary Jones

10:05 a.m.  Lobbyist Report - Amy Campbell

- Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform - DRAFT Strategic Framework from the Work Groups

- Bethell Committee for HCBS and KanCare Oversight - Recommendations made for interim report include MHMR Telehealth recommendations.  Also held special meeting held to examine long term care concerns and integrated care models.

SAMHSA Integrated Care Presentation

- CARES Act and Emergency Orders    KDADS Update to Leg. Budget Committee

- Legislative Budget Committee   ACMHCK Testimony - CMHCs and the Pandemic  High Plains MHC - KS Mental Health and the COVID Crisis

- 2021 Legislative Session    Leadership Elections held last week.  Senate Committee Chairs announced.

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

11:00 a.m.   Consensus Recommendations Review

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

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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