09/20/2012

MENTAL HEALTH ACTION TEAM

Date: September 20, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Location of Meeting: Disability Rights Wisconsin

Meeting Minutes

Present: Trishla Shah (Disability Rights Wisconsin), Gabriela Dieguez (SSCHC), Luke Waldo (Children’s Hospital), Melissa Waldo (SSCHC), Ursula Flores (TLS), Lauren Mascari (TLS), Leslie Davis (Walker’s Point Community Clinic), Sylvia Cortez (BHD), Lindsey Schaaf (La Causa/Aurora), Heladio Barajas (U.S. Marketing Corporation), Jorge Perez (La GranD)

B. Approve Minutes – Motion by Ursula Flores and Trishla Shah.

C. La GrandD/MHAT Partnership – Jorge Perez:

Jorge Perez, Marketing Consultant from La GranD, presented to the Team a presentation and information in hopes of building a partnership with MHAT to increase awareness of mental health issues and the services available in the community. Jorge provided handouts regarding “10 Businesses that will boom in 2020” with a focus on the lack of Counseling and Therapy services and scientific research, along with “The Power of Hispanic Consumers In A High Growth,”which outlines the growth of the Hispanic Population in Milwaukee and surrounding cities. Jorge encouraged the Team to consider a partnership with La GranD with hopes to increase the awareness of Warmline, and to encourage callers to call by playing a PSA for listeners with the times the Warmies are available. Jorge encouraged the Team to meet with the Marketing Manager, Luis Albertini, in hopes to finalize a strategy to provide an increase of awareness in the community regarding mental health and the services available. The Team discussed Jorge’s visit/presentation today, and the potential of meeting with Luis Albertini and the La GranD Team. It was outlined to each Team member that it would not only be an involvement on behalf of MHAT AND our Employers should we decide to make a larger commitment other than a PSA for Warmline. Noting that there was a significant amount of Team members interested, Gabriela and Leslie will pull the proposal and provide it to Luke for review.

D. 2012 Goals – Action Steps

The Team reviewed the MHA/MHAT Resource Card and edits were noted for Luke to submit to Martina.

The Team will begin to discuss 2013 goals for the Team. Each Team Member has been encouraged to think about goals and what the expectations will be for us as a Team in the 2013 calendar year.

E. Announcements

Warmline Ads: $150 was submitted to El Sol and $250 to El Conquistador for advertisements. It was discussed as to whether or not a social media advertisement would be next. Facebook and Pop-Ups were discussed as potential social media venues.

Next Warmline Training is yet to be determined and everyone has been encouraged to invite Warmies to join the Warmline Team.

Next meeting: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Minutes completed and submitted by Ursula Flores.

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.