Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition is working to improve mental health in Kansas

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition (KMHC) is a collaborative organization of numerous non-profit organizations, agencies and individuals representing consumers, families, and providers dedicated to improving the lives of Kansans with mental illness.  Read more.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS are due now.  Please Click Here to Join or Renew.  Community Mental Health Centers do not need to act, your membership renewal is handled by the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas.  Thank you for your support!

House Committee considers Medicaid Expansion

March 18th and 19th - the House Health and Human Services Committee will begin hearings on Medicaid Expansion - HB 2319.  The Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in Room 546-S at the State Capitol.  Proponents will testify March 18th for one hour.  Opponents will testify March 19th for one hour.

KMHC is cooperating with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Health Consumer Coalition to promote passage of HB 2319.  Now is the time to weigh in with your legislators and the committee members.

Click Here to read HB 2319.

Click Here to contact House Health Committee Members.  Click on the names.

Click Below to sign the petition to support Medicaid Expansion:


More Information about Medicaid Expansion:

Appropriations passes Mega-Budget Bill

Yesterday and today, the House Appropriations Committee has been working through its Mega-Budget bill - combining the agency budget reports and adding amendments.   Today, a proviso offered by Social Services Subcommittee Chair Will Carpenter was adopted to preserve funding for NAMI in the KDADS Budget within existing resources.  The motion was seconded by Rep. Barbara Ballard.  The proviso that has been lobbied by mental health advocates also included funding for Keys for Networking, which had been earmarked for consideration at Omnibus.  Both NAMI and Keys for Networking have been notified that their contracts are ending and the funding will not be retained in its current structure in FY 16 and 17.  New contracts will be made available under an integrated prevention block grant format, but these have not yet been defined and may or may not encompass the services provided by these organizations.  Further advocacy will be needed to assure that the services are preserved and funded.   Read more.

Upcoming events

22 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
27 May 2015 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
24 Jun 2015 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
Join other Kansans who are dedicated to educating others about Kansas mental health issues.   Kansas needs you!  Advocates weigh in on important legislation and budget issues through e-mail, meetings and phone calls.  


Membership in the Kansas Mental Health Coalition is open to anyone who is interested in collaborating with others toward our common goals.

Please check out our membership information and select a member category to join.  Fill out the information sheet and send dues to Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604.


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