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MIRECC Presents Accreditation

MIRECC Presents Accreditation

MIRECC Presents is an accredited Continuing Education series of mental health courses provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN 20) Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC) in collaboration with the VA Institute for Learning, Education and Development (ILEAD). MIRECC Presents empowers mental health providers to integrate cutting-edge treatments and timely research into their daily clinical practices, thereby raising the quality of care for Veterans who experience mental health challenges. The knowledge produced by NW MIRECC research efforts is disseminated through VA's ILEAD web-based learning platforms and face-to-face educational offerings, and directly implemented in clinics throughout the Northwest and throughout the country. The target audience includes, but is not limited to, Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and other professionals supporting Veteran care and active-duty combat personnel who will become Veterans.

Disclosure Statement

Veterans Health Administration must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All prospective faculty and planning committee members participating in a Veterans Health Administration activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship or other relationship with: (a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and / or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation, and (b) any commercial supporters of the activity. All financial relationships include, but is not limited to, such things as personal receipt of grants or research support, employee or consultant status, stockholder, member of speakers’ bureau, within the prior 24 months. Veterans Health Administration is responsible for collecting such information from prospective planners and faculty, evaluating the disclosed information to determine if a relevant financial relationship is present and, if a relevant financial relationship is present, to mitigate such relationship. Information regarding such disclosures and the mitigation of the relevant financial relationship for planners and faculty shall be disclosed to activity participants. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved by the FDA for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, Veterans Health Administration shall require the speaker to disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational. The faculty and planning committee members reported that they had no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organization in any amount that occurred within the past 24 months that create a conflict of interest.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE) In support of improving patient care, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Note: ANCC continuing nursing education contact hours are not accepted by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) toward license renewal for CA-licensed registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs), unless the CA-licensed nurse-participants are physically outside of the state of CA when they start and complete activities sponsored by an ANCC accredited provider of continuing education for nurses. Please note: Due to the aforementioned restriction, all Face-to Face and Live Virtual courses streaming from California for a California audience must be designated for CA BRN in addition to ANCC.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM), Provider #5927. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

Designation of Continuing Education Units

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE) This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. (JA IPCE might not be recognized by all state boards. Please also print your accredited certificate for your professional practice for re-licensure purpose.)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME non-physician certificate option (ACCME-NP) This course provides Category 1 AMA Physicians Recognition Award™ CME credit (ACCME) for physicians. ACCME – NP (or ACCME-Non-Physician) may be used to provide attendees other than MDs, DOs a certificate that documents their attendance, and indicates that the accredited provider offered Category 1 AMA Physicians Recognition Award™ CME credit for the course or activity. ACCME – Non-Physician refers to healthcare professionals other than physicians.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours in continuing nursing education. Note: ANCC continuing nursing education contact hours are not accepted by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) toward license renewal for CA-licensed registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs), unless the CA-licensed nurse-participants are physically outside of the state of CA when they start and complete activities sponsored by an ANCC accredited provider of continuing education for nurses. Please note: Due to the aforementioned restriction, all Face-to Face physically taking place in CA and Live Virtual courses streaming from California for a California audience must be designated for CA BRN in addition to ANCC.

American Psychological Association (APA) The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Veterans Health Administration maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.0 hour(s) of continuing education credit.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) State Board for Psychology Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0144. Psychologists will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours. 

New York State Education Department Social Work Board (NYSED) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0065. Social workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) Provider #5927 and designates this approved activity for 1.0 clock hour(s).

Report of Training

It is the program participant’s responsibility to ensure that this training is documented in the appropriate location according to his/her locally prescribed process.

Statement of Participation

A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants and accreditation records will be on file at ILEAD. In order to receive a certificate of completion from ILEAD, you must register in the TMS, attend 100% of the program and complete the evaluation as directed, and then: go into your Completed Work, hover over the title, and choose View Details to print your accredited certificate.

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NW MIRECCSpanning 23% of the US land mass, VA Northwest Health Network (VISN 20) is the largest geographic region of VA. In the Pacific Northwest, VISN 20 serves Veterans in 135 counties in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Operating across three time zones over 817,417 square miles, VISN 20 is home to 273 federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes. VISN 20 also serves Veterans in Del Norte and Siskiyou counties of California and Lincoln County Montana. Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a community provider when VA cannot provide the care needed. Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP) provides health care for Veterans from providers in the local community. VCCP includes General Community Care, Urgent Care, Emergency Care, Foreign Medical Care, Home Health and Hospice Care, Indian and Tribal Health Services, In Vitro Fertilization, State Veterans Home, and Flu Shots.

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Vet Centers in VISN 20

VA Vet Center LogoVet Centers in the VISN 20 Health Care Network are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active-duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. 1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.

Vet Centers provide counseling to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. If you can’t make it to a nearby Vet Center, VA offers satellite Vet Center locations and Mobile Vet Centers that may be closer to you.

Alaska

Anchorage Vet Center (Anchorage, AK)

Anchorage Satellite Vet Centers in Anchor Point and Homer

Fairbanks Vet Center (Fairbanks, AK)

Fairbanks Satellite Vet Centers in Fort Greely and Fort Wainwright

Kenai Vet Center Outstation (Soldotna, AK)

Wasilla Vet Center (Wasilla, AK)

Oregon

Central Oregon Vet Center (Bend, OR)

Eugene Vet Center (Eugene, OR)

Eugene Satellite Vet Centers in Florence and Reedsport 

Grants Pass Vet Center (Grants Pass, OR)

Grants Pass Satellite Vet Center in Cave Junction and Grants Pass Mobile Vet Center

Portland, OR Vet Center (Portland, OR)

Portland Satellite Vet Centers in Oregon City, St. Helens, and Vancouver, Washington

Salem Vet Center (Salem, OR)

Salem Mobile Vet Center

Idaho

Boise Vet Center (Boise, ID)

Boise Satellite Vet Center in Ontario, Oregon and Boise Mobile Vet Center

Spokane Satellite Vet Centers in Couer d'Alene, Kootenai, Post Falls, Fairchild AFB, and Newport, Washington

Washington

Bellingham Vet Center (Bellingham, WA)

Everett Vet Center (Everett, WA)

Federal Way Vet Center (Federal Way, WA)

Lacey Vet Center Outstation (Lacey, WA)

Seattle Vet Center (Seattle, WA)

Spokane Vet Center (Spokane, WA)

Spokane Satellite Vet Centers in Fairchild AFB, Newport, Post Falls and Couer d'Alene, Idaho

Spokane Mobile Vet Center

Tacoma Vet Center (Tacoma, WA)

Tacoma Mobile Vet Center

Vancouver Vet Center - Washington State University, Clark County (Vancouver, WA)

Walla Walla Vet Center (Walla Walla, WA)

Yakima Valley Vet Center (Yakima, WA)

Yakima Satellite Vet Center in Ellensburg

Veterans Crisis "988" - The Military Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource for all Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans. You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. For immediate help in dealing with a suicidal crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then Press 1. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.

The Military Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource for all Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and Space Force service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans. You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. For immediate help in dealing with a suicidal crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then Press 1. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.

Europe:
Call +1 844-702-5495 (off base) or DSN 988 (on base)

Southwest Asia:
Call +1 855-422-7719 (off base) or DSN 988 (on base)

Pacific:
Call +1 844-702-5493 (off base) or DSN 988 (on base)

A Veteran overseas may contact the Veterans Crisis Line via the chat modality at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat. If the Veteran prefers a phone call, they can request this within the chat venue. For TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255. Are you looking for clinical care or counseling? Assistance with benefits? No matter what you’re experiencing, we’re here to connect you with resources and support systems to help. The Veterans Crisis Line is free and confidential. When you call, chat, or text, a qualified responder will listen and help. You decide how much information to share. Support doesn't end with your conversation. Our responders can connect you with the resources you need.

Find out if you can get VA health care as a Veteran

The following four categories of Veterans are not required to enroll but are urged to do so to permit better planning of health resources:

  1. Veterans with a service-connected (SC) disability rated at 50% or more.
  2. Veterans seeking care for a disability the military determined was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, but which VA has not yet rated, within 12 months of discharge.
  3. Veterans seeking care for a SC disability only or under a special treatment authority.
  4. Veterans seeking registry examinations (ionizing radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) depleted uranium, airborne hazards, and Open Burn Pit Registry).

Find out how to apply for VA health care benefits as a Veteran or service member. For other mental health services, contact a VA medical center for information on eligibility and treatment options.

Plan your trip to VA

In 1946, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was established by law to provide comfort and well-being to America’s Veterans. With our many retail stores, cafés and coffee shops across the country, we serve those who have served our country. Our Canteens are whole health spaces for Veterans to connect, relax, share and care for themselves in an environment that is their benefit. We are proud to Serve America’s Veterans and those who provide for their care.

VCS operates over 200 Patriot Stores in Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers nationwide. Many of our stores have been recently updated and expanded to provide our customers with a modern, clean and comfortable shopping experience. Our stores welcome our customers with wider aisles, wood-like floors, enhanced lighting and directional signage. PatriotStores have expanded hours of operation to provide service for customers on weekends at most locations.

The Patriot Cafe is the best place in the VA Medical Center to enjoy delicious, freshly prepared breakfast or lunch served hot or cold each weekday. Providing Veterans, their families, VA employees, volunteers and visitors a place to relax and enjoy a meal or take-out for their convenience. With a wide variety of food from traditional comfort food, specialized menu selections and a large assortment of healthy choices; there is something for everyone's taste buds.

Hospital Service Directory

To find out whether there is a van near you use the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Hospital Service Coordinator Directory to contact your nearest HSC for information or assistance. Please remember that the DAV Transportation Network is staffed by volunteers; therefore, it is unable to cover every community.

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