Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • August 25, 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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August 25, 2021

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

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read minutes draft

9:45 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - 

   Financial Report Amy Campbell

   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

   988 Advisory Council

   Consumer Programs - Matt Spezia, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell 

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

10:30 a.m.   Kansas Trainings Teach Emotional Coping Strategies Following Disasters - Mary Jones, Mental Health America of South Central Kansas  documentKansas Disaster Relief Grant Overview  October event flyer

10:45 a.m.  Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

  • Legislative Coordinating Council establishes 2021 interim committees:  Kancare Oversight, Legislative Budget Committee, Child Welfare System Oversight, Special Committee on Home and Community Based Services Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver, Special Committee on Child Support Enforcement and Collection, Special Committee on Federal 340B Drug Program - among others.  See list.
  • Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home & Community Based Services/KanCare Oversight - rescheduled to September 22-23
  • Mental Health Medication Advisory Committee - KDHE - August 10, 2021  See KMHC Comments  Proposal in discussion:          CAPLYTA®, FANAPT®, REXULTI®, VRAYLAR®, LATUDA® (MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING▪ Must have had an adequate trial (at least 2 weeks for each agent at maximum tolerated doses) of at least  3 chemically unique antipsychotics (not including different salt formulations) listed in Table 1 below (Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Geodon, Fazaclo, Clozaril, Saphris, and Invega) before trying the newer agents in the same atypical antipsychotic class.  (NOTE: the language was pulled from an email, not a published agenda.)
  • KDADS Budget Stakeholder Input - KMHC Letter
  • ARPA Funds - KDADS Plan for FMAP Enhancement Funds - Kansas ARPA Executive Summary.pdf   Kansas ARPA Section 9817 Initial Spending Plan Cover Letter (1).pdf   Project Spending Plan
  • Governor's Recovery Office and SPARK process will operate under legislative oversight for ARPA Funds distribution.

11:00 a.m.   Guest Topic: Agreement to address Olmstead concerns for residents of nursing facilities for mental health - TILRC and Disability Rights Center  See press release   See agreement

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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