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Education | South Central MIRECC

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The SC MIRECC Education Core helps VA and community mental health providers promote mental illness recovery among rural Veterans and other Veterans facing barriers to care. We provide training and develop educational products on a variety of mental health topics for care providers, advocates, and Veterans and their families. Our clinical education products are free to the public and VHA clinical providers can earn 1 free of CEU per month by joining our CBOC Mental Health Rounds webinars.

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Educator Grants

CBOC MH Rounds


Clinical Educator Grant Program


*Applications for fiscal year 2018 grants will be accepted in Summer 2017.

The Clinical Educator Grants Program helps VA clinicians and educators in VISNs 16 and 17 develop innovative tools that target rural, underserved, or hard-to-reach Veterans and their families or improve the health care delivery system. Applications must support the SC MIRECC mission to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care,especially rural Veterans.

VA clinicians, researchers, evaluators and educators who are or are collaborating with VA mental health staff in VISNs 16 and 17 are eligible to apply (up to $10,000 for multi-site projects). We are especially interested in funding projects that involve collaborations between medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics.

Products developed through this program will be available to the public for free. These products are ideal for mental health care providers, advocates, and Veterans and their family members. View our inventory for examples.

Email for more information.

Download 2017 Application

Download 2017 Application Instructions 

Download Sample Application 1

Download Sample Application 2

CBOC Mental Health Rounds

The CBOC Mental Health Rounds are held monthly on second Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. CT and second Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 p.m. CT via Microsoft Lync. The target audience includes mental health providers who work in community-based outpatient clinics, although medical center providers are welcome to participate. The rounds are accredited through the VA Employee Education System. VHA clinical providers can earn 1 free hour of CEU per each monthly session.

March 2017 CBOC Mental Health Rounds Live Webinar

Saving Veterans Lives with VA Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution

Elizabeth Oliva, PhD

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8-9 am CT
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11am-12 pm CT

Registration Information

This month's topic includes continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

VA Providers (including Pharmacists):
Click here to register in TMS
Register online in TMS by COB March 7. Be sure to click “REGISTER NOW.” Clicking “assign to me” will not register you for continuing education credit.

VA Pharmacy Technicians
Click here to register in TMS
Register online in TMS by COB March 7. Be sure to click “REGISTER NOW.” Clicking “assign to me” will not register you for continuing education credit.

Joining on the Day of the Lecture

Audio: Call 1-800-767-1750 and enter access code 37009#
Visual: Log into TMS. Find the program in your to-do list and hover your mouse over the title. Select "start couse" to join the Microsoft Lync webinar.

Obtaining Continuing Education Certificate

1. There is no posttest. Return to the TMS home page and select “completed work.”
2. Hover your mouse over the title of the program, and select “view details” (do not select "print certificate” as it will display a generic TMS certificate).
3. Scroll down the Completed Work Details screen until you get to the Accreditation Details section.
4. Select the “print accredited certificate” button next to your desired accreditation.

About the Topic

At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will be able to explain the need for Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), acccess available VA resources to support OEND implementation, and discuss how OEND and other actions can be implemented in community-based outpatient clinics.


Program for Advancing Cognitive Disorders Education for Rural Staff (PACERS) was developed to assist providers who are caring for patients with cognitive disorders in rural communities and also improve outcomes for Veterans and their caregivers. PACERS staff are developing several web-based modules that will be available in the VA Talent Management System for continuing education credit. PACERS staff are also developing materials and videos for Veterans and their caregivers. Visit the PACERS webpage to access program materials.


Last updated: March 1, 2017