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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 | Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Veterans

Dates: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 8:00 - 9:00 am CT and Thursday, June 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (repeat)


VA providers have two chances to attend this SC MIRECC CBOC Mental Health Grand Rounds one-hour webinar presented by Jessica Morris, PhD and Dawnelle Paldino, PhD. Learners can receive 1 hour of free CE for completing the training. Contact for registration assistance. After the training learners should be able to:

  • Define common terms used in the care of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) patients.
  • Identify health disparities experienced by TGD Veterans.
  • Understand how to create an affirming clinical environment for TGD patients.
  • List resources for education and training.


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: May 18, 2023