Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • February 24, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom link sent after RSVP


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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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February 24, 2021   Monthly Meeting - Zoom                 

Where:   Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 825 0520 1486

Passcode: KMHC2021

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 - next meeting is March 24

   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 Virtual Event February 17-24.  Join the WRAPUP event today on Zoom!

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

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewoo

   Consumer Programs - Matt Spezia, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell - please respond to survey

10:00 a.m.   Agency Update - Andy Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner, KDADS

10:30 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Legislative Actions and Budget Hearings - This session is full of behavioral health topics - too many to cover all of them in person!  We will have some extra time today to go over all that is happening and talk about moving these important issues forward.

2021 List of Legislation - see website

KDADS Budget - Governor's Behavioral Health Enhancements would provide mobile response, CMHC services in NFMH facilities, housing program boost, and electronic medical records

DCF Budget - Governor's Behavioral Health Enhancements would provide mobile response for children and adolescents

KDOC Budget - add substance use treatment facility at Lansing Correctional Facility

State Hospitals Budget - moratorium at OSH and LSH continues through pandemic

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


Addictions Treatment

Child Welfare

Reducing hours of training required for masters level practitioners 

Step Therapy, Tobacco Cessation Treatment, Mental Health Parity

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 - 24, 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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