On Tuesday, March 16, InterHab held a virtual advocacy day to engage legislators on the issues surrounding our population. Agencies from around the state submitted videos to be shown to peers, stakeholders and legislators. Click on the link to view the video Futures submitted, underscoring the importance of taking action on behalf of the individuals served.
Legislators were asked to support HB 2046 and SB 154, which will help stabilize the Kansas IDD provider network. These bills set up a funding plan needed to stabilize current services, including:
1. Shoring up crumbling provider networks that serve the existing IDD population.
2. Building the direct-care workforce that is vital to Kansans with IDD.
3. Ensuring future capacity can be developed to serve the 4000+ people with IDD who are waiting for services.