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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


*Request for applications for fiscal year 2018 grants is now closed.

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 2018 Application

Download 2018 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.

September 2017 CBOC Mental Health Rounds Live Webinar

Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: Cases, Challenges, and Conundrums

Eleanor S. McConnell, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC and Kahli Zietlow, MD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8-9 am CT
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11am-12 pm CT

Registration Information

Click below to register for this training in TMS. Be sure to click "Register Now" and NOT "Assign to Me." Selecting "Assign to Me" will only add this training to your learning plan and not register you for CEU.

Click here to register in TMS for Wed 9/13

Click here to register in in TMS for Thur 9/14

About the Topic

At the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to define major and mild neurocognitive disorder; understand the clinical impact of a diagnosis of major or mild neurocognitive disorder; identify key components of a diagnostic evaluation for cognitive complaints in primary care; utilize the most appropriate laboratory, imaging, and cognitive tests used in diagnostic evaluation for dementia; and identify and employ key resources for management of Veterans after the diagnosis of dementia.

Joining on the Day of the Lecture

1. Log into your TMS account (If you have trouble connecting to TMS, click here to join the Adobe Connect webinar; afterwards you must access TMS to certify your attendance and complete CEU requirements).
2. Hover over the training title in your to-do list and click “Start Course”
3. Adobe Connect should open in new browser window
4. AUDIO IS THROUGH VANTS: 1-800-767-1750, access code 37009#
5. You have 30 days after the webinar to complete the program evaluation to access your accredited certificate. After 30 days, the program evaluation expires in TMS.

Download Accredited Certificate

1. From the Home screen in TMS, click on “Completed Work.”
2. Hover your mouse over the program title and click “View Details” in the popup window that appears. DO NOT click on “Print Certificate” – this creates a generic TMS certificate.
3. In the Completed Work Details screen, find the section named “Accreditation Details.”
4. Click the “Print Accredited Certificate” button next to your preferred accreditation.

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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: September 7, 2017