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Education | South Central MIRECC


Our Education Core helps VA and community providers promote mental health and recovery among rural Veterans and other Veterans facing barriers to care. We provide training and educational products on a variety of topics for providers, advocates, and Veterans and their families.

Our clinical education products are free to the public and VHA clinical providers can earn 1 free hour of continuing education (CE) credit per month by joining our CBOC Mental Health Rounds webinars. Join our email list to receive updates in your inbox. Email for more information.

Register Now | Food Matters: Nutrition Care for Mental Health

6/24/2024 - VA clinicians have two chances to attend this SC MIRECC CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds one-hour webinar for one free hour of continuing education (CE) credit. After the training learners should be able to:

  • Discuss the connection between nutrition and mental health.
  • List evidence-based dietary patterns that support mental health (specifically depression).
  • List key nutrients that impact mood-related systems.
  • Explain some of the emerging evidence on the gut microbiome and mental health.

Presented by: Kerry Gundlach, MS, RD

Dates: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 8:00 - 9:00 am CT and Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (repeat)

Target Audience: VA CBOC mental health providers (all providers are welcome to attend)


Contacts: VA providers should email for VA TMS registration assistance. Community clinicians should email for help.

Clinical Educator Grant Program

This 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 our mission to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care,especially rural Veterans. Visit the Clinical Educator Grants webpage to learn more about the program and download the application.

SC MIRECC National CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds Webinars

This webinar series is held monthly on second Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. CT and second Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 p.m. CT in Adobe Connect. The target audience includes mental health providers who work in VA 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. Visit the CBOC MH Grand Rounds webpage for webinar and registration details.

Program for Advancing Cognitive disorders Education for Rural Staff (PACERS)

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. The curriculum includes accredited web-based modules in the VA Talent Management System and VHA TRAIN and videos for Veterans and their caregivers. Visit the PACERS webpage to access program materials.


Last updated: June 24, 2024