Start: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 10:00 am
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Behavioral Health Planning Council Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT

In-person Information
Job Service ND Office, Dakota Room
1601 East Century Ave., Bismarck, ND

Virtual Information
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Video Conference ID: 115 922 063 3
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10:00 A.M. - Welcome and Call to Order: Carlotta McCleary, Vice Chairperson
Roll Call of Council Members via Electronic Sign-in/Quorum Established
Meeting Minutes Review and Approval – July 20, 2022
Agenda Approval – October 19, 2022
Membership Update – Tami Conrad/Health and Human Services (HHS) 
Election Results Vice Chairperson- report by Janell Regimbal, facilitator
10:15 A.M. - Health Equity Office Overview- Krissie Guerard/Health Equity Director, HHS

  • Overview of the department’s work
  • Tele behavioral health access
  • Aim 11 revamped goal related to tribal nations’ health equity (Bevin Croft)

11:00 A.M. - Youth Support Services Overview- Brittany Fode/Licensing & Level of Care Administrator/Children and Family Services, HHS

  • Certified Shelters
  • Respite
  • Shelter Care
  • Kinship ND

11:30 A.M. - Behavioral Health Division DHHS Report- Pam Sagness/Executive Director Behavioral Health Division, HHS

  • Updates

11:45 A.M. - LUNCH BREAK

1:00 P.M. - Tele behavioral Health 

  • UND Telehealth Survey results- Mandi Peterson/Sr. Research Analyst ND Healthcare Workforce Group, UND
  • Provider panel on barriers/best practices
    • Sara Stallman LICSW/Together Counseling Group Co-Owner & Therapist
    • Dr. Tami DeCoteau/DeCoteau Trauma Informed Care & Practice 

2:00 P.M. - Summary Report of ND Behavioral Health Strategic Plan and Future Activities, Bevin Croft, Human Services Research Institute

  • Strategic Plan Updates
  • Priority Setting for Tele-behavioral Health Aim 8

2:30 P.M. - 1915(i) Provider Status & Clients Served Update- Monica Haugen/Administrator Behavioral Health 1915(i)

2:45 P.M. - North Dakota Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Update-Jenn Faul/Program Director/Sanford Health 

3:00 P.M. - Mobile Crisis Services- Dr. Dan Cramer/HSC Clinical Director, HHS 

  • Region by region look
  • Utilization data

3:30 PM - External Connecting Points & BHPC Work Group Reports

  • Autism Task Force- Denise Harvey
  • Brain Injury Advisory Council- Denise Harvey
  • Children’s Cabinet- Denise Harvey
  • Medicaid Advisory Committee- Emma Quinn/Brenda Bergsrud
  • Olmstead Commission- Carlotta McCleary
  • Children in Need of Services- Carlotta McCleary
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness- Jennifer Henderson
  • Interagency Coordinating Committee- Kelli Ulberg
  • Peer Support Navigation Work Group- Emma Quinn
  • Seclusion & Restraint Work Group- Carlotta McCleary
  • Executive Committee BHPC- Emma Quinn

3:45 P.M. - Public Comments

3:55 P.M. - Next Steps

Next Meetings Scheduled.  All meetings will be held on-site at the Job Service ND Office – Dakota Room; 1601 East Century; Bismarck, ND, and online via videoconference link.
•    December 14, 2022
•    Schedule slate of 2023 meetings will be determined at December meeting

4:00 P.M. - Adjourn

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the meeting or who would like more information about the North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council can contact Julie Huwe, North Dakota’s Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division at 701-328-8920 (TTY) or a

Date Posted:  Jan. 21, 2022
Date Revised:  Oct. 10, 2022 (meeting details/agenda added)