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MIRECCs (Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers) and CoEs (Centers of Excellence) Mission were created to generate new knowledge about the causes and treatments of mental disorders, apply new findings to model clinical programs, and widely disseminate new findings through education to improve the quality of veterans’ lives and their daily functioning in their recovering from mental illness.

Thank you Veterans for participating in researchHSR&D Thanks Veterans for their Participation in Research
Veterans Day 2018 - In honor of Veterans Day, VA's Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D) would like to share this short video thanking Veterans for their service and participation in HSR&D research. Eight HSR&D investigators are featured expressing their gratitude for Veterans' role in research, and several also share the personal and professional value they gain from working with, and on behalf of, our nation's Veterans. Thank you to all who have served.RMIRECC joins in thanking all Veterans. Watch the video.
Dr. Michael KauthPodcast: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Kauth - A Lifetime of Achievement in Veterans Care
10 October 2018 - Dr. Michael Kauth is a clinical psychologist and has two major roles in the VA. He is Director of the VHA LGBT Health Program – a position shared with Dr. Jillian Shipherd – and he is also Co-Director of the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. In addition, Dr. Kauth is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Recently he received The American Psychological Association, Division 18, James Besyner Award for Lifetime Achievement and later this week he and Dr. Shipherd will be receive the 2018 Achievement Award from the Gay/Lesbian Medical Association in Las Vegas. I have known Michael for almost 15 years beginning when he was the National Educational Director for MIRECC/CoE and I maintained the website. I caught up with Michael to reflect on his work and get his view of the future.

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MIRECCs and COEs

New England MIRECC - VISN 1
Dual Diagnosis: Veterans with mental illness in combination with addiction problems
Center for Integrated Healthcare - VISN 2
Integrating mental health services into the primary care setting
Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention - VISN 2
Reduce the morbidity and mortality in Veterans due to suicidal behavior
VISN 2 MIRECC
The focus is on maximizing recovery for veterans with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI) or suicidal ideation and behavior.
VISN 4 MIRECC
Focus on measurement-based care, which refers to the use of biomarkers, self-assessment, or other measures of disease/problems as a way to influence treatment planning and program management.
VA Capitol Health Care Network MIRECC - VISN 5
Improve the care of all Veterans with schizophrenia and other Serious Mental Illnesses
Mid-Atlantic MIRECC - VISN 6
Overarching goal is the clinical assessment and treatment of post-deployment mental illness and related problems
South Central MIRECC - VISN 16
Improve access to evidence-based practices in rural and other underserved populations
VISN 17 Center of Excellence (COE) for Research on Returning War Veterans
Focus on mental health issues in returning war Veterans (OEF/OIF/OND)
Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention - VISN 19
To study suicide with the goal of reducing suicide in the veteran population
Northwest MIRECC - VISN 20
To improve the health and well-being of Veterans by developing, evaluating, and disseminating novel effective treatments for military posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its complex comorbidities.
Sierra Pacific MIRECC - VISN 21
To improve the clinical care for veterans with dementias and with PTSD
Desert Pacific MIRECC - VISN 22
To improve the outcome of patients with chronic psychotic mental disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic mood disorders)
VISN 22 Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health - CESAMH
To optimize the well-being and functioning of Veterans, CESAMH conducts integrated neurobiological and psychosocial science to develop, evaluate and disseminate treatment for trauma-related conditions.
The National Center for PTSD
To advance the science and promote the understanding of traumatic stress as to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans