Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

SSI Managed Care Expansion Overview

Here are the materials from our November MHTF meeting regarding SSI Managed Care Expansion:

DHS Powerpoint on SSI MC Expansion

ForwardHealth Fact Sheet on SSI HMO Expansion

New DHS Website about SSI Managed Care

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Materials from 2017 Forum: Building Bridges Towards Authentic Inclusion

Agenda and Packet

Karen Avery Award handout

Welcome Powerpoint

YWCA Powerpoint

Historical Trauma Powerpoint

Historical Trauma Chart

American Dream Game

Trauma and Social Location Slide

MHTF 3 Year Plan

MHTF Membership Form

MHTF Directory Form

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Materials from Briefing on 2018 Proposed County Budget Requests

These are the materials from the August 8th briefing on proposed county budget requests:

Budget Advocacy Resources

Department Presentations on 2018 Budget Requests

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Nominations for 2017 Karen Avery Award

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Karen Avery Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the rights of people with disabilities and to the peer movement. We are especially interested in nominees who have been active in advancing the rights and independence of people with mental illness.

Please email nominations by August 4, 2017 to barbara.beckert@drwi.org

Click here for details on the requested contents for letters of nomination.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

MMHTF 2017-2018 Membership Materials

The materials for 2017-2018 membership to the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force are available online!  Click here to view the membership letter.  Click here to download the membership form.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

MHTF Testimony for Joint Committee on Finance

Click here to view the MHTF Testimony for Joint Committee on Finance.

Monday, March 27th, 2017

2018 BHD budget priorities

Last Thursday, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board held a Public Hearing to invite input on priorities for the 2018 Behavioral Health Division Budget.  The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force shared our priorities for the 2018 budget – please see the testimony from the MHTF.  Thanks to Susan Sigl for presenting the MHTF testimony and Todd Scharrer who provided informative and enthusiastic testimony in support of Peer Run Respite, as co-chair of the Mental Health Task Force Peer Run Respite Advisory Council. 

If you did not have an opportunity to attend the hearing, you can still share your priorities.  Click on this link to access the page with the survey to share your priorities for the 2018 BHD budget:  http://county.milwaukee.gov/BehavioralHealthDivi7762/Mental-Health-Board/2018-Mental-Health-Board-Budget.htm 

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your priorities.  Be sure to check out the attached Mental Health Task Force testimony to learn about our priorities for the 2018 budget and consider adding your support for these important programs and services, when you complete the survey. 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Materials from 3/14 Briefing on State Budget and Federal Issues

BudgetTraining Milwaukee 03142017


Per capita cap edits



Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Peer Run Respite Forum materials are now available

Here is the 2014 Peer Run Respite Request for Proposals State of Wisconsin.

Here are materials from Dr. Laysha Ostrow’s presentation at the Peer Run Respite Forum on September 13th, 2016:

Dr. Laysha Ostrow’s Powerpoint Presentation

Results from the 2016 Peer Respite Essential Features Survey

Peer Respites: A Research and Practice Agenda

The 2012 National Survey of Peer-Run Organizations (Report 1)

The 2012 National Survey of Peer-Run Organizations (Report 2)

Leadership and Characteristics of Nonprofit Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations Nationwide


Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

MMHTF 2016-2017 Membership Materials

The materials for 2016-2017 membership to the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force are available online!    Click here to download the membership letter, membership form, and MHTF directory form.