Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • January 25, 2023
  • 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.


Click on underlined items for web links.

January 25, 2023

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

Minutes of the previous meeting.   Read Minutes Draft

9:35 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - next meeting is March 29 - note this will be the fifth Wednesday of the month.

   Financial Report Amy Campbell 

   Advocacy Committee – Colin Thomasset / Monica Kurz - Mental Health Advocacy Day is March 7 at the Kansas State Capitol

   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 / Nancy Jensen

   Parity Committee -  Amy Campbell / Rick Cagan - new webinar available

   Suicide Prevention Coalition / 988 Crisis Line - Monica Kurz - link to 988 Council report and link to Secretary Annual Report to Legislature on 988

10:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report    Amy Campbell

  • KDADS Behavioral Health Commission Overview presented by Andy Brown to Senate Public Health and Welfare 1-10-23 link to PDF
  • 988 Report to Kansas Legislature - presented to Senate Public Health and Welfare 1-17-23  link to 988 Council report link to Secretary Annual Report to Legislature on 988
  • DCF and KDADS Overview presented to House Health and Human Services link to PDF 
  • Special Committee on Mental Health Beds recommends up to 50 beds to be contracted/built in south central Kansas
  • 2022 Annual Report - Division of the Child Advocate link to report
  • Robert G. Bethell Jt. Committee on Home and Community Based Services and Kancare Oversight 
  • Joint Committee on Child Welfare Oversight 
  • Special Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disability Waiver Modernization link to report

10:30 a.m.   Consensus Policy Development 

Followup - Issue Papers and Summary of Consensus Priorities

Cannabis Draft Proposal - Read Here - Nick Reinecker

11:25 a.m.  Announcements

11:30 a.m.  Adjourn

2023 Schedule - Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, Nov 15, Dec 13

Board Meetings: 11:45 a.m. quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 29, July 26, Sept. 27, Dec. 13)

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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