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State Advisory Council on Mental Health – Workgroups



Family Systems Prevention, Intervention, & Supports

Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of the month, 3pm-4pm
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Meeting Access Code: 2496 243 5966
Meeting Password: pmPwSHuY538​
Purpose: Support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for families and children in order to promote positive outcomes and community resilience
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Integrated Care and Access Workgroup

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8am-9am
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Meeting Access Code: 1460 31 0060
Meeting Password: access
Purpose:

  • Review relevant state and federal care/coverage policies and proposals
  • Provide recommendations for the purpose of supporting those policies/proposals that improve overall health, resilience, and recovery for individuals experiencing mental health issues
  • Promote evidence-based best practices to help MN measurably improve access/outcomes of mental health and substance use disorder care

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Local Advisory Council Workgroup

Meeting Time: 4th Thursday of the month, 1-2pm
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Meeting Access Code: 2497 371 2828
Meeting Password: local
Purpose:

  • Assist Local Advisory Councils in providing education and support for building strong communities that serve individuals with mental illness while promoting self-advocacy at the local and state level
  • Provide support to counties to develop and refine the efficacy of their mental health advisory councils

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Mental Health & Juvenile Justice Workgroup

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of the month, 9-10am
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Meeting Access Code: 1871 56 2467
Meeting Password: justice
Purpose: Raise awareness of and advocate for needed improvements in Minnesota’s Mental Health system pertaining to children and youth involved in or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system
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Mental Health & Schools Workgroup

Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 3:30pm-4:30pm
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Meeting Access Code: 2484 113 2537
Meeting Password: school
Purpose: Focus on access and improvement of mental health services in school settings for children and adolescents living with mental health concerns and emotional and behavioral disorders
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Outreach to Cultural Diversity Workgroup

Meeting Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month 2pm-3pm
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Meeting Access Code: 1464 49 5873
Meeting Password: diversity 
Purpose:

  • Review the evidence of mental health disparities in health care
  • Recommend ways to eliminate those disparities to improve access to quality care
  • Increase the proportion of racial minority providers in the Mental Health Workforce to better reflect the diversity in the general population of the State of Minnesota

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Recovery Supports Workgroup​

Meeting Time: 4th Wednesday of the month, 3pm-4pm
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Meeting Access Code: 2482 804 1862
Meeting Password: supports
Purpose:

  • Review policy, advocate for evidence-based programs and endorse the effective/efficient use of state funding in critical recovery areas such as housing, employment and community support programs
  • Advocate for an increase in available, affordable and supportive housing
  • Sustain and expand Individual Placement & Support (IPS) supported employment program throughout the state
  • Expand the use of Peer Specialists throughout the state
  • Explore ways to promote community support and social relationships for people of all ages with mental illness


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