VHA Mental Health Conference - July 2007
Transforming VHA Mental Health Care:
Promoting Recovery and Integrated Care
was held on July 18, 2007 - July 20, 2007 with a Mental Health Forum on July 16th and pre-conference meetings on July 17th.
- Conference Materials for VA Employees (on VA Intranet)
- Slides and Handouts
- Link to EES Registration Page
- Conference Schedule - (on the Internet)
- Schedule (pdf)
A comprehensive mental health conference sponsored by the Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Centers (MIRECC) and Best Practices in Mental Health in cooperation with Office of Mental Health Services, VA Central Office
Included in the conference were the Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC), SMITREC, PERC, Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) QUERI, National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD), CESATE, VISN 2 Center for Integrated Care. Participants were made aware of the diverse clinical, research and educational initiatives related to VHA’s Mental Health Strategic Plan, and how the initiatives can be best implemented and monitored in their networks local medical centers and the Veteran Readjustment Centers. In addition, the conference focused on increasing recovery oriented services, integrating care, promoting a national model for suicide risk identification and prevention, and increasing accountability for the effective utilization of mental health enhancement funding. The conference enhanced the promotion of family psycho-education models and increased utilization of peer-to-peer support services. Finally, the conference fostered collaboration among researchers, clinicians and educators, thus increasing the opportunities for new VA research while enhancing opportunities for psychiatry and psychology fellows.