Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 27, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Teleconference


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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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January 27, 2021   Monthly Meeting by Teleconference                     

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


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

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes.

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors 

   Financial Report Amy Campbell - Dues are due now. Please log in to the website to renew membership.       

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Mental Health Advocacy Day is a virtual event on February 17.  

   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.   Federal 988 Mental Health Crisis Line - Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Monica Kurz, KS Suicide Prevention HQ and Stephanie Rhinehart, KDADS  See Powerpoint   See Issue Paper

10:30 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Governors Budget Recommends New Behavioral Health Funding   

   Links to information: Governors Budget Overview     GBR Volume 1   GBR Volume 2

Medicaid Expansion, Behavioral Health Crisis Network, Children's Crisis Services, CMHC Services in NFMH, Addictions Treatment Unit at Lansing, IT Updates for State Hospitals

Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform reports to Legislature  See Report   Working Group Charter

2021 List of Legislation - see website

ACMHCK Legislation - CCBHC - establishing certified community behavioral health clinic certification and funding.  

NAMI KS - Step Therapy 

Tobacco Cessation Treatment legislation - HB 2129 – Coverage for Tobacco Cessation Treatment

Clubhouse Funding Updated Issue Paper 

Interim Reports

11:00 a.m.   Agency Update - Sarah Fertig, Medicaid Director, KDHE

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2021 Schedule:  Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15

Mental Health Advocacy Day - Virtual Event:  February 17 2021

Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 24, June 23, Sept. 22, Dec. 15)

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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