Nebraska Medicaid Program

Current Initiatives

Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Statewide Infrastructure Grant (SIG)

Steering Committee

Purpose:
The Steering Committee sets priorities, identifies focus areas, establishes subcommittees, coordinates and oversees the work of the subcommittees.  This Committee prepares final recommendations on ways to strengthen the statewide system for delivering mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents.

Background:
Nebraska’s response to children’s mental health could be enhanced through increased coordination and development of infrastructure at the state, regional, and local levels. The Steering Committee identifies strategies to improve service delivery systems for children and families by building on best practices, promising practices and initiatives across the state.

PDF Meeting Minutes

November 9, 2007

June 20, 2007

April 19, 2007

February 15, 2007

October 25, 2006

September 11, 2006

August 17, 2006

May 18, 2006

April 20, 2006

March 16, 2006

February 27, 2006

January 12, 2006

December 8, 2005

November 7, 2005

September 16, 2005

Charge:
  1. Provide guidance to project committees
  2. Monitor progress of the project
  3. Review work team products
  4. Assess capacity at the state, regional and local level
  5. Charter new work teams as needed
  6. Review and recommend changes in policy, organizational structure, and financing of children's and adolescent mental health and substance abuse services system
  7. Prepare final recommendations

Timeline:
August – October 2009

August – October 2009

Sponsoring Authority:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health, Medicaid and Long Term Care Divisions

Members:

Committee Members Affiliation
Scot Adams Director, Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division
Kathy Anderson Pediatrician
Beth Baxter Behavioral Health Regional Program Administrator
Ellen Brokofsky Court Administrator - Parole
Linda Boucher Parent
Vivianne Chaumont Director, Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid and Long Term Care Division
John Clark Department of Education
Pat Connell Boys Town / NABHO
Elizabeth Dugger Parent
Jerry Easterday Psychiatrist, Nebraska Medical Association
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association
Brandon Fletcher Youth
Brenda Fletcher Parent
Nicole Goaley Douglas County Attorney's Office
Gary Henrie South Central Behavioral Health / NABHO
Kathy Kelley Douglas County Administrator
Candy Kennedy Parent
Chris Kratochvil University of Nebraska Medical Center
Vicki Maca Administrator, Children's Behavioral Health Services, Behavioral Health Division, Department of Health and Human Services
Michelle Marsh Child Psychiatrist
Marilyn Mecham Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Christine Peterson Chief Executive Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Todd Reckling Administrator, Department of Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services
Debra Schorr Lancaster County Commissioner
Ronald Sorensen Administrator, Department of   Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Division
Janice Walker Court Administrator

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