Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

KMHC Monthly Meeting

  • December 13, 2023
  • 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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December 13, 2023

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

Minutes of the previous meetingRead minutes draft.

9:35 a.m. Reports 

   Board of Directors - meet in December

   Financial Report Amy Campbell 

   Advocacy Committee – Colin Thomasset / Monica Kurz - March 13 2024 - Mental Health Advocacy Day

   Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council – Council report and reports from members serving on the Council or subcommittees.  See Annual Subcommittee Reports posted here:  https://kdads.ks.gov/kdads-commissions/behavioral-health/gbhspc/gbhspc-subcommittees 

   Big Tent Coalition - Mike Burgess

   KanCare Advocates Network - Sean Gatewoo

   Consumer Programs - CAC, CRO, P3, Clubhouse, Other

   Parity Committee -  Amy Campbell / Rick Cagan 

   Suicide Prevention Coalition / 988 Crisis Line - Brenna Vicoscky/Monica Kurz

10:00 a.m.   Policy Topics for 2024 Legislative Session   Members are encouraged to submit Draft Policy Proposals for member consideration using the linked sample issue paper.  Send to campbell525@sbcglobal.net.  This is also a good time for member organizations to share their priorities.

  Member Organizations Policy Platform Summaries:

  National Association of Social Workers - Kansas Chapter - Becky Fast


  CRO Request - Dantia MacDonald and Richard Stitt, Morning Star Inc. 

     KDADS Stakeholder Testimony

  Cannabis Decriminalization - Nick Reinecker 

      Proposed Issue Paper   Supporting Information

  Prioritize Nutrition - Nick Reinecker

     KMHC nutrition paper 2023 proposed.pdf

  Final Consideration:  Last call for amendments to these items

  Lottery Vending Machine Funds - Increasing the Cap

    Seeking data for updating Clubhouse paper 2023 Support Clubhouse Programs

  Appropriate State Policies for Unhoused Kansans

    Draft Document   Mental Health America Position Statement 

    GBHSPC Annual Report - Subcommittee on Housing and Homelessness   

     Annual Presentation - Subcommittee on Housing and Homelessness


  Spenddown - Medically Needy / Medicaid        

    Draft Proposal   Emily Tallman testimony   KDHE Fact Sheet

11:00 a.m.  Lobbyist Report    Amy Campbell 

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 30, September 27, October 25, Nov 15, Dec 13

Board Meetings: 11:45 a.m. quarterly the 4th Wednesdays (March 29, June 28, 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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