Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • April 28, 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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April 28, 2021   Monthly Meeting - Zoom                 

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 June.  Annual Meeting and Elections next month.

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

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - Meet in May

   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.   Crisis Program for Children - Travis Freed, Family Service and Guidance Center

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.

Key actions in the mega-budget and upcoming Omnibus Budget -  

   Sub for HB 2007 - Summary

   Sub for HB 2208 - Summary

   Human Services Caseloads      Consensus Revenue Estimates

   Omnibus List of Items - Memo

   American Rescue Plan Act - Document    Chart

CCBHCs - Legislation passed, funding to be negotiated in the omnibus budget.  

988 Still Pending - Bill not passed, but Senate may provide $3 million startup funds and House considering $7 million - to be negotiated 

11:00 a.m.  Aunt Bertha resource directory, Shereen Ellis, Aetna Better Health       Document

11:10 a.m.  Kansas Promise Scholarship Program, Heather Morgan, KS Association of Community College Trustees

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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