Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – June 11th meeting

Please join us for the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force meeting:

Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 3 – 5:00 PM
Location: IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St.

Note that we are meeting in a different room than usual – we will have volunteers to direct you.

Agenda for June 11th:

Wisconsin is experiencing a mental health workforce crisis with a shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Our speaker Jon A. Lehrmann, MD, Professor and Chairman - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, will speak about “Expanding Access to Mental Health Care”.

Dr. Lehrmann has been a leader in developing and implementing Wisconsin’s Child Psychiatry Access Project (CPCP), as well as a leader in the exploration and development of a coordinated community expansion of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Psychiatry residency into central and northern Wisconsin. Dr. Lehrmann also serves as Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Matt Fortman, acting Fiscal Administrator for Milwaukee County Dept. of Health and Human Services, will attend and present the 2020 Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Budget, on behalf of Mike Lappen, BHD Administrator.

Dr. Jeff Whittle, will speak to us about the All of Us Research Program. He serves as Program Director. The All of Us Research Program works on the concept of precision medicine, trying to find the right treatment for the right person at the right time; All of Us is looking to recruit a million people or more nationwide from all ages and backgrounds to help eliminate the cookie cutter approach we currently have when we go to the doctors. In the past research has also only focused on certain populations, and they are looking to bring all voices in so they can all be heard.

Mental Health Task Force Steering Committee Appointments

Policy Updates
- Milwaukee County BHD Budget – Survey on budget priorities and review of public input opportunities
- Mental Health Board Update
- State budget update

Environmental/Chemical Sensitivities: For the safety and comfort of those with chemical sensitivities, IndependenceFirst requests that people visiting our agency, refrain from using any perfumed products and not smoke near the building.

Note: Please arrive early to allow time for parking so we can start on time.

Last edited by Courtney.   Page last modified on June 08, 2019

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