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ICYMI: Modernizing the Kansas Behavioral Health System — Virtual Event (February 24, 2022)

By Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., Kari M. Bruffett | February 24, 2022

ICYMI: Modernizing the Kansas Behavioral Health System — Virtual Event (February 24, 2022)

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.

Materials related to this topic are linked below:

A recording of the session is below. To view specific topics from the agenda, move the slider to the time listed.

  • 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 Recommendatons: (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)

 


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.