Last updated: July 17, 2017
The mission of the 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.
Chronic Pain Podcast
Adam Hoffberg with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC discusses chronic pain with SC MIRECC Clinical Educator Grant recipients Drs. Aruna Gottumukkala and Paul Sloan, who created a timely resource called the “Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain.” With the opioid epidemic raging in the background this podcast is ever so timely. The podcast is approximately 35 minutes long. Learn more about the Rocky Mountain MIRECC.
Submit Applications for FY18 SC MIRECC Clinical Educator Grant Program by August 4
VA providers in VISNs 16 and 17 can now apply for the Clinical Educator Grant program. Up to $10,000 is available for innovative clinical education tools that benefit the mental healthcare of rural and other underserved Veterans. Visit the education webpage to learn more.
Clinical Video Telehealth into the Home Provider Toolkit
The CVTHM Toolkit equips VA facilities, mental health providers and clinical champions with the necessary skills and procedures to deliver mental health care to Veterans through clinical video telehealth. The Toolkit supplements the mandatory trainings found on the Office of Telehealth Services website. Download the CVTHM Toolkit.
Program for Advancing Cognitive disorders Education for Rural Staff
PACERS is pleased to announce its latest free e-learning course, “PACERS: Identifying and Assessing for Dementia.” Continuing education credit is available for VA providers. Visit the PACERS webpage to access program materials.
SC MIRECC Pilot Study Research Applications Due July 3
VA providers in VISNs 16 and 17 can now apply for the Pilot Study Research program. Applications are accepted for times a year. Visit the research webpage to learn more. Click here to learn about our recently funded pilot study research projects.
South Central Mentall Illness, Research and Education Center
Funded in 1998, the South Central MIRECC is a virtual center with multiple anchor sites. Researchers and educators are located at anchor sites (Houston, TX; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA), but our programs are available to the entire network. Our mission is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.
South Central MIRECC
2200 Fort Roots Drive, Bldg. 58
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Contact us: VISN16SC MIRECCEducation@va.gov