Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 22, 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.

Amended Agenda

Click on underlined items for web links.

September 22, 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 at 11:45 a.m.

   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 Gatewood - Stronger Together Policy Planning Retreat November 18     Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Coalition Retreat Sept 29 

   Consumer Programs - Matt Spezia, P3

   Parity Committee - Amy Campbell 

   Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition - launch meeting held Sept 21

10:00 a.m.   988 Advisory Council Update - Kelly Amos

10:20 a.m.   Member Focus: NAMI Kansas Action - Zero Suicide, 3 Days 2 Impact, Justice Assistance Grant Application, and more

10:45 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Legislative Actions and Interim Committees 

SPARK changes planned workgroups, recommends $50 million for Hospitals workforce

Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight - Sept 22-23

Legislative Budget Committee - Sept 28

Special Committee on Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform - Sept 28 

11:00 a.m.  Discussion of the process for consensus priorities.

Create a proposal using the sample issue paper linked here.  Then contact Mary or Amy to reserve a place on the agenda to present your issue to the membership for consideration at the October or November meeting. 

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

Nominations open for KMHC Member of the Year - application linked here.

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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