Modernizing the Kansas Behavioral Health System — Virtual Event

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Feb 24, 2022


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

Kari M. Bruffett

The Kansas Legislature is advancing the pages of the behavioral health playbook. The 2021 Special Committee on Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform was tasked with analyzing the Kansas behavioral health system and developing a strategic effort to modernize it.

On February 24, 2022, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) hosted a discussion of the latest recommendations developed by the Special Committee’s working groups, which included experts from across the state. Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., and Kari M. Bruffett led the discussion.

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    • Introduction (0:00 on the recording)
    • Definition of the Behavioral Health System (1:56 on the recording)
    • Background Information on the Special Committee on Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform Working Groups (2:32 on the recording)
    • Topic Areas (6:48 on the recording)
    • Overview of Recommendations: (7:24 on the recording)
    • New Recommendations (9:51 on the recording)
    • Revised Recommendations (20:35 on the recording)
    • 2022 Update (24:41 on the recording)
    • Breakout Room Report Out (30:27 on the recording)

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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