Playbook for Modernizing the KS Behavioral Health System

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Feb 17, 2021


Carlie J. Houchen, M.P.H.,

Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., Kari M. Bruffett

In advance of the 2021 legislative session, the Special Committee on Mental Health Modernization and Reform was tasked with analyzing the Kansas behavioral health system and developing a strategic effort to modernize it.

On February 16, 2021, KHI Senior Analysts Carlie Houchen, M.P.H., and Hina Shah, M.P.H., and KHI Vice President for Policy Kari Bruffett led the discussion on recommendations developed by the working groups from across Kansas.

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The video recording for the first in the Bring It! series is below.

Please note, this convening contains breakout rooms from 40:00-50:20 which are not included in this recording. Summary reports from each breakout room begin at 50:35 in the recording.

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