Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • September 28, 2022
  • 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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September 28, 2022

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

Minutes of the previous meeting.   See draft minutes

9:35 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet following this Zoom

   Notice for Nominations  - KMHC Member of the Year Nomination Form.pdf

   Financial Report Amy Campbell 

   Advocacy Committee – Amy Campbell / Mary Jones

   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 and others

   Parity Committee -  Rick Cagan

   Suicide Prevention Coalition / 988 Crisis Line - Monica Kurz

10:00 a.m.  Guidance to submit KMHC Consensus Recommendations- Annual process for updates and amendment.  Please draft a paper for the topic that you would like to see included for consideration during the Coalition meetings.  The Coalition encourages the incorporation of health equity principles - proposals that help to reduce health disparities and encourage overall health.  Linked here: sample issue paper format.doc

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

10:40 a.m. Member Highlight:  Update on KVC Children's Psychiatric Beds - Camber - Robert Eklofe, President of KVC Hospitals d.b.a. Camber Children’s Mental Health

11:00 a.m.   Lobbyist Report     Amy Campbell

Interim Committee on Mental Health Beds - Discussion of the complex factors influencing the Legislature's choices for releasing $15 million to add 50 mental health beds.   Link to Committee Agenda and Information

SPARK Executive Committee releases funds - general recommendations release less funding than recommended by the Advisory Panels.

Robert G. Bethell Jt. Committee on HCBS and KanCare Oversight - Link to Agenda and Committee Information

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2022 Schedule:   Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, Nov 16, Dec 14

Board Meetings: 12 noon quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 30, July 27, 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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