Date(s) - 11/15/2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Click here to register and link to the November 15th Washtenaw County Mental Health Event.
See the flyer for all tour stops below.
Mental Health Listening Tour
Mission: To facilitate a guided discussion among local mental health stakeholders and constituents around the state in order to create legislation and recommendations. Recommendations could include revising departmental policies, establishing new programs, or continuing discussions through workgroups.
Structure: The listening tour will take place throughout October and November, with recommendations and legislation being produced by late November. Interested stakeholders and consumers will be invited to a roundtable discussion on the current state of our mental health system in Michigan, existing barriers, and ideas for improvement. All regions will use the same questions to guide the discussion, with the questions provided to all panelists prior to the discussion. Given rising cases of COVID and the tight timeframe, the tours will be a mix of in-person and virtual depending on the preference of the Representative hosting. Once the tour is complete, the recommendations and data will be used to pursue legislation.
Duration: Each stop will be for 90 minutes, with the last 15 minutes open for public comment. All attendees will be sent a follow-up survey to capture any comments not mentioned because of time constraints.
● Representative Brabec (moderator)
● District State Representative
● District State Senator
● Regional FQHC
● Regional CMH
● Regional PIHP
● Regional CCBHC (if applicable)
● Regional representative from MHA
● Regional representative from Health Plans
● Consumer or secondary consumer
● Other interested stakeholders
● Grand Rapids
● Battle Creek
● Traverse City*
A series of guided questions will be created prior to the listening tour. The questions will be workshopped to ensure we can capture all the information we need given the time constraints.
*We are still working on scheduling a stop in Traverse City. We will post the info on our website once it is scheduled.