Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – November 14 meeting

Please join us for the November 14 meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force:

Meeting Details:
Tuesday, November 14 from 3 – 5 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st street.

Our agenda will include the following:

  • Something to Think About, Dr. Patricia McManus

  • Presentation on How You Can Make Your Meetings / Conferences Accessible to People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind, presented by Denise Johnson, BSW, IndependenceFirst. See the flyers for more details and thanks to Denise for sharing her expertise and helping us improve as a Task Force to be more inclusive and accessible.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Medicaid Managed Care (HMOs) will be expanding in Wisconsin to include those receiving Medicaid SSI or SSI related Medicaid because of a disability. This will include 28,000 people statewide including 12,000 adults with disabilities in Milwaukee who are currently in fee for service Medicaid and will be transitioning to an HMO in 2018. This includes many people with a mental illness. Nicholas Di Meo, MPH | Southeast Wisconsin Medicaid of Policy Advisor from Wisconsin DHS will provide an update and an opportunity for questions. Note: this change does not include individuals enrolled in long term care (Family Care, IRIS, Partnership).

  • Update from the Mental Health Task Force Advocacy Work Group with some great ideas for expanding advocacy capacity

  • Other Policy and Resource updates:
    County Budget
    McArthur Grant progress
    DRW new “Family Friendly Guide to Services for Milwaukee County Special Needs Children and Youth and their Families”
    Packet with Mental Health Board Updates

Save the date for our December 12th meeting which will feature a panel on consumer / client rights with panel members from Disability Rights Wisconsin, the State Public Defenders Office, and the Behavioral Health Division Clients Rights Specialist.

‘’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.’‘

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