Webinar: Update on the VA’s New Activities and Direction

August 04, 2017

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center is hosting a webinar that will provide a policy-level overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent efforts to increase access to behavioral health care and address suicide prevention. Areas that will be covered include the expansion of emergency mental health coverage to veterans with other than honorable discharges, the initiative to eliminate veteran suicide, MyVA community collaborations and partnerships, changes to the Choice Program, plans for the adoption of a new electronic health record system, and other behavioral health access initiatives. The webinar will take place on August 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. To register, click here.