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Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain

This guide helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions..

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Provider Communication Video

This training video and facilitator guide addresses provider-patient communication within the VA system. Access the facilitator guide from the clinical education products webpage.

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Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults Manual

This manual is a collection of best practices and practical tips for safety planning, with a focus on issues that are common in older adult patients.

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Last updated: April 24, 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.

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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.

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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 assists providers who are caring for patients with cognitive disorders in rural communities and also improve outcomes for Veterans and their caregivers through accredited e-learning and instructional videos. Visit the PACERS webpage to access program materials.

SC MIRECC Pilot Study Research

Our Research Core provides funds for pilot research projects and the development of young investigators in VISNs 16 and 17. Click here to learn about our recently funded pilot study research projects.

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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.

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South Central MIRECC
2200 Fort Roots Drive, Bldg. 58
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Contact us: VISN16SC MIRECCEducation@va.gov