February 16, 2012

Mental Health Action Team

Meeting Minutes

Time of Meeting: 9:00-10:30am

Location: Disability Rights Wisconsin

Present: Luke Waldo (CHW), Trishla Shah (DRW), Gabriela Dieguez (SSCHC), Melissa Waldo (SSCHC), Leslie Davis (WPC), Martina Gollin-Graves (MHA), Sylvia Cortez (Milwaukee County BHD), Jeanette Arellano (NAMI)

Approval of previous meeting minutes: Motioned by Gabriela Dieguez

A.  Announcements

  • Gabriela Dieguez will take minutes next meeting
  • Dr. Kanter will be here to present status and feedback about the UWM NIMH Depression and Latino study next month.
  • The MLHC Steering Committee toured the South Side Health Center and met with staff to discuss access for the Latino community.  The staff at the center suggested there is a shortage of Latino health professionals.  MHAT would like to find a way to connect Latino mental health professionals to prospective employers who may not be effectively recruiting bilingual and bicultural professionals.   
  • MHAT would like to have more presence at different community events.  A brief MLHC and MHAT write up to distribute to the community would be useful. 
  • Nursing’s Voice meeting with Leslie: Steering committee will meet 3-4 times each year. Nursing’s Voice is looking to find six week placements for students. Leslie will write up a proposal as to what opportunities students could have at the clinic.

 B.  Mental Health Redesign Summit

  • Status updates with Sylvia and Martina (who attended): 5 working groups in the Redesign; gave an overview on Quality Assurance and Cultural Competency working groups.
  • Next steps: There is a need for diversity representation at the table for:  Community Linkages, Person Centered Care, Continuum of Care, Workforce and Quality.
  • MC3 CCIS and the Redesign could connect under the same structure.

C.  2012 Goals- Action Steps/Goal Committees

  • MHAT Calendar: Everyone is connected in the calendar.
    • Next Steps: Need more members to use the calendar by adding events such as: fundraisers, support groups, panels, community events, trainings etc.
  • UWM NIMH Depression Study: Committee: Gabriela (lead)
    • Next Steps: Dr. Kanter will present status at next meeting.
  • Warmline: Committee: Leslie (lead), Melissa, Gabriela, Sylvia and Jeanette.
    • Next Steps: Improve promotion of Warmline.
    • New recruitment and training of Warmies.
  • Speakers Bureau: Martina and Luke (leads).
    • Next Steps: Create a list of topics that Bureau will cover.
    • Recruit more speakers.
    • Archiving presentations and materials in one place, potentially on MLHC website.
    • Building knowledge around who is already presenting on mental health topics that relate to/affect the Latino community
  • Bienestarmilwaukee.com: Committee: Trishla (lead), Luke, Leslie
    • Update website

Next meeting: Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 9:00-10:30am, Disability Rights WI (NEW LOCATION FOR 2012)

Minutes completed and submitted by Jeanette Arellano.

The mission of the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is to improve the health and well-being of Latino communities by organizing power for social change.