The mission of the VISN 16 South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.
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The Communique provides the latest information on center research, education and clinical care activities. Download our newsletters to learn about mental health continuing education and resources and read articles on important issues in mental health research and treatment.
Now Available: Clinical Video Telehealth into the Home Provider Toolkit
Developers: Jessica L. Larsen, Ph.D., M.A.; Kristen H. Sorocco, Ph.D.; Jan Lindsay, Ph.D.; Lindsey A. Martin, Ph.D.; and Kathy L. Henderson, M.D.
Developed with funding from the South Central MIRECC, the purpose of the CVTHM Toolkit is to equip facilities, mental health providers and clinical champions with the necessary skills and procedures to deliver mental health care to Veterans through CVTHM. The Toolkit is designed to assist facilities in the implementation of CVTHM by having a clinical champion work with frontline providers to facilitate adoption of CVTHM national guidelines and standards. The Toolkit supplements the mandatory trainings found on the Office of Telehealth Services website.
- An overview of CVTHM, its benefits, and history at the VHA
- Steps on how to become a certified provider
- Tips on technical troubleshooting
- Instructions for developing a community of practice
- An implementation checklist
- A sample CVTHM session note
The Toolkit is intended for VA facilities and clinicians interested in expanding their skillset to include the use of CVTHM. To best use the Toolkit, it is recommended that facilities first conduct a self-assessment, using the CVTHM Implementation Checklist (Appendix A) to assess areas of strength and need in their current programs. Following identification of areas of need and after addressing the issues, the Toolkit can provide facilities and individual providers with guidance to assist with the transition to CVTHM service provision.
Download the CVTHM Toolkit: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn16//docs/CVTHM_Toolkit.pdf
South Central Mentall Illness, Research and Education Center
Funded in 1998, the South Central MIRECC is a virtual center with multiple anchor sites throughout VISN 16. Researchers and educators are located at anchor sites (Houston, TX; Little Rock, AR; Oklahoma City, OK; New Orleans, LA), but our programs are available to the entire VISN. Our mission is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans. Download the South Central MIRECC Brochure.
South Central MIRECC
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North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Phone: (501) 257-1971
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