Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 15, 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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December 15, 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 today following adjournment of this meeting.

   Financial Report Amy Campbell 

   Advocacy Committee –2022 Advocacy Day - Amy Campbell

   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 - Public Forum with Insurance Industry - January 12 - 11:45 a.m. Zoom

   Suicide Prevention Coalition / 988 Crisis Line - Monica Kurz

10:00 a.m.   KDADS Update - Scott Brunner, Deputy Secretary of Hospitals and Facilities - Update on State Hospital Moratorium, Staff Recruitment, Pay Plan Announcement

10:20 a.m.   Consensus Priorities Discussion

Mental Health Parity - updated paper

Marijuana / Natural Health - Background Document  Proposed Paper

Other Issues:

Workforce Shortage


988 Crisis Line and Services

State Hospitals, PRTFs, Childrens Hospitals Crisis

CCBHC Implementation and Support

Suicide Prevention

Peer Support

Consumer Programs

NFMH Case Management Pre-litigation Agreement

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

10:50 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Partnership to Bring Youth Psychiatric Hospital to Hays

Robert G. Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and Kancare Oversight Committee    KHDE Kancare Executive Summary    Kancare Update    KDADS Update

     Pediatric Mental Health - KS Kids Map

Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform - December 15-16

SPARK Executive Committee and Advisory Panels - Distribution of Federal Recovery Funds

Legislative Task Force on Kansas Senior Care

Legislative Budget Committee - December 20-21

11:00 a.m.  Agency Update:  See Committee Handout  Andy Brown, Behavioral Health Commissioner  (tentative due to MHMR)  

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

2022 Schedule:   Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, Nov 16, Dec 14

Mental Health Advocacy Day - February 22, 2022

Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 23, June 22, Sept. 28, Dec. 14)

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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