Officials and Guests in Attendance
There appears to be 28 committee members and approximately 13 were present. The presenters were prepared and committee members were engaged.
Accessing the Meeting and Materials
I believe the meeting started on time. I joined the meeting about 15 minutes late. I believe it started on time at 12 noon. The agenda was available ahead of time and the meeting was accessible via Zoom.
Summary of Discussion
The agenda was followed for the most part. One item - Legislative Update - was moved up in the agenda. The first four agenda items were:
- Approval of last meetings' minutes,
- An Equity Moment and
- Public comment
I missed these first four parts but I believe there was no public comment since when I joined the meeting we were ahead of schedule and onto the next agenda item - MIDD Budget and MIDD Financial Report. Year 2020 books will close tomorrow and the final statement for 2020 will be presented at the next meeting.
Priority is a racially just health system.
Plan to protect Medicaid behavioral health and support value-based purchasing (VBP) mechanisms:
Protect crisis response services.
Fund Phase 2 of the Trueblood Settlement.
Strengthen career pathways for behavioral health workers.
Equity Framework Review - Approve and Prioritize
The framework consisted of four main goals and within each of the goals, actions to take, measures, outcomes and value added results. The four main goals are:
The attendees voted on prioritizing the actions within goals and then the goals. Goal D had the votes for the highest priority, followed by C, B and lastly A.
L. Robinson said it would be good to share the framework with all the agencies they work with.
The framework was adopted as presented and prioritized during the meeting.
The MIDD 2 Framework revised 05/04/17 was reviewed.
Strategy areas include: Prevention, Early Intervention; Crisis Diversion; Recovery and Re-entry; Systems Improvement; and Therapeutic Courts.
Some time was made available for meeting participants to then add items they would like to see focused on during the coming year.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30.
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