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Colorado Afterhours Rural Mental Health Quality Improvement Program Pilot: Lessons for Increasing National VA MH Access


by Rachel Johnson, LCSW ; Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Seminar date: 1/8/2018

Description: The Colorado Afterhours Rural Mental Health Quality Improvement Program Pilot was successfully implemented to provide supplemental mental health care for veterans in Colorado. The program identified key gaps in mental health coverage for Veterans afterhours in the Eastern Colorado Health Care System and opened up opportunities to discuss effective ways to address those gaps in order to improve mental health care both within Colorado and nationally. Intended audience: Mental health, social work, and emergency medicine staff.



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