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South Central MIRECC Communique Newsletter

SC MIRECC Communique Newsletter-  Spring 2018, Volume 20, Issue 3

Screenshot from FLOW clinical demonstration project

Clinical Demonstration Project - FLOW

FLOW is a clinical demonstration project developed and supported by the SC MIRECC (led by Dr. Tracey Smith, Associate Director for Improving Clinical Care) in coordination with VISNs 16 & 17 mental health leadership.

The goal of FLOW is to improve access to VA mental health services by facilitating the transition of Veterans enrolled in mental health clinics who are recovered/stable back to primary care...

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In This Issue

Research to Practice: Implementation of PC-MHI in Challenged Settings: A Qualitative Study

A recent study by VA researchers explored facilitation methods for implementing one of two evidence-based Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) care management models in 16 VA primary care clinics considered challenged because of insufficient resources and lack of infrastructure support and process knowledge...

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Fall 2017 Motivational Interviewing Training  

The SC MIRECC Education Core hosted an online motivational interviewing (MI) training for select VISN 17 mental health providers in late September 2017. Presented by Dr. LaDonna Saxon, this interactive full-day training was delivered via Adobe Connect with small-group breakout sessions via the VANTS teleconference network...

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Dr. Lilian Dindo

Dr. Lilian Dindo Selected as New Houston Anchor Site Leader

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lilian Dindo to her new role as SC MIRECC Houston Site Leader. In this role, Dr. Dindo will serve as primary liaison between SC MIRECC Leadership and Houston-affiliated investigators...

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Pilot Study Research Program Applications Due July 2

VISN 16 researchers and researchers located in San Antonio or Dallas, Texas (VISN 17) who are interested in pilot funding for research that can be used to develop clinical policy or programs that improve access, quality and outcomes of mental health and substance use treatment services for rural and/or underserved Veterans are invited to submit an application to the SC MIRECC Pilot Study Research Program...

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Implementation, Design and Analysis Support Available for Affiliates

MIRECC Implementation, Design and Analysis Support (MIDAS) offers centralized design, methodologic and analytic support to VISN 16 investigators and investigators located in San Antonio or Dallas, Texas (VISN 17) who are seeking intramural or extramural funding or conducting pilot projects...

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About Us

The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans. The Communiqué is published monthly by the SC MIRECC Education Core. Contact us at VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov.