Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • June 23, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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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June 23, 2021

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 - Meet immediately following Coalition meeting.

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

   Advocacy Committee –Grassroots Advocacy Network - 

   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 - "Tour de Parity" in development.  Meeting with Insurance Commissioner in July.  See updated graphic on various state actions to end discrimination in health coverage from the Kennedy Forum.  

10:15 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Governor Kelly Signs Transformative Bill to Strengthen Mental Health System in Kansas

American Rescue Plan Act funds - process for distribution and priority development will run through the Governor's Recovery Office then require legislative approval.  BCG - Boston Consulting Group - serving as consultants.  

FMAP Increase - waiver programs - up to $80 million for specific waiver services for 3 year period.  Agency provide plan to CMS by mid-July.  Special requirements placed on the use of the funds.   See letter to Medicaid DirectorsView guidance powerpoint.

Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council - June 24-25

Preliminary Summaries of 2021 Legislation now available at KLRD Website

11:00 a.m.  Agency Update:  Janis DeBoer, Deputy Secretary and Gary Henault, KDADS

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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