The April newsletter includes research to practice summary on an article about implementing primary care and mental health integration in challenging settings, a summary of our Fall 2017 motivational interviewing training, an announcement for our new Houston site leader, an update on our FLOW clinical demonstration projects, and announcements for our pilot study and implementation, design and analysis support programs. >>Read the newsletter
New! Calmer Life Workshop Curriculum for Worry & Anxiety
Calmer Life is an innovative, person-centered model of care anchored in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment with additional novel components and cultural tailoring to meet the needs of underserved older adults. Calmer Life was compared to Enhanced Community Care, an intervention anchored in standard community-based information and resource counseling. The curriculum includes content for four sessions with each session including a PowerPoint presentation on worry and stress, handouts, and a guide for presenters. Download Calmer Life Curriculum
New Video to Improve Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Veterans
A new 1-hour video is available to support VHA Directive 1340, published in July 2017, that establishes policy regarding the respectful delivery of clinically appropriate health care to lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Veterans. It is VHA policy that all staff provide clinically appropriate, comprehensive, Veteran-centered care with respect and dignity to LGB Veterans. Clinically appropriate care includes assessment of sexual health as indicated with all patients, and attention to health disparities experienced by LGB people. This video addresses how to ask the appropriate questions and provides scenarios to demonstrate the conversation. The video is accredited for 1 hour of ACCME, ACCME-NP, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, and NYSED SW continuing education credit. >>View TMS Video
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. >>Download the Chronic Pain Management Pocket Guide.