Motivational Interviewing (MI) training: Provided evidence-based practice training for clinicians.
Partner(s): VA Veteran Integrated Service Network 20, National Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Program in VA’s Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training: Providing evidence-based practice training for clinicians.
Partner(s): VA Veteran Integrated Service Network 23, Beck Psychopathology Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, and VHA Homeless Program Office/Clinical Operations.
Low Demand Programs: Providing technical assistance and fidelity reviews for national program design adoption to assist development of programs and determine adherence to program operational standards
Partners: VA Grant and Per Die Program, University of South Florida.
Rapid Resolution Training: Assisting in rapid resolution training for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) providers and VA staff. Project will include an evaluation phase to identify the effectiveness of the training.
Partner(s); VHA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
START (Successful Transition and Reintegration Tools)-VET: A four-year study designed to develop a psychosocial transition program and transition assessment tools for Veterans with mental illness and/or substance use disorders leaving prison.
Partner(s): Funding source is VA Rehabilitation Research and Development
Disruptive Behavior Reporting System (DBRS): Working to increase frontline homeless providers utilization of DBRS for without this data don’t have a clear sense of potential traumatization
Partner(s): Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Burnout: Development of a Burnout Assessment tool to give to a sample of homeless providers.
Partner(s): National Center for Organizational Development (NCOD)
Homeless Certificate Program and Educational Webinars: Developed a competency model for VA homeless program staff, and the associated curriculum in an on-line format to address educational needs to meet competency.
Partner(s): VA Employee Education System (EES)
Access to naloxone rescue kits: Reviewing fidelity reports from Grant and Per Diem (GPD) low-demand housing programs to determine staff access to naloxone rescue kits, program participation, potential gaps and training opportunities.
Partner(s): VHA Grant and Per Diem Program, University of South Florida.
Data Review of Hospital to Housing Program: Identifying age-related program outcomes to assess opportunities for enhancement of program services for elderly Veterans.
Partner(s): VHA Grant and Per Diem Program, HPO/Clin Ops
Use of virtual technologies in Veteran Justice Programs: Identifying the use of telehealth/teleconferencing by VJP staff in Veterans Treatment Courts, jails, and prisons and documenting best practices, benefits, and challenges.
Partner(s): VHA Veterans Justice Programs, VAMC Veterans Justice Outreach staff, Network Homeless Coordinators.
Program Integration of Mental Health, Primary Care and Homeless Programs: Developing tools and identifying opportunities for increased program integration to improve identification, engagement and service delivery for Veterans diagnosed with serious mental illness and experiencing homelessness.
Partner(s): Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC), VHA Office of Primary Care
Naloxone Education: Bring both standardized foundational information and individualized education on opiate overdose and emergent response to community providers.
Partner(s): Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA Academic Detailing
Program Integration of Geriatrics and Homeless Programs: Identifying opportunities for increased program integration to improve service delivery for geriatric Veterans that are enrolled in VA homeless programs and services.
Partner(s): VHA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Geriatrics Division
Measurement Based Care: The use of Veteran reported, quantified measures of response to treatment and outcomes over time to track changes, ensure effectiveness of services and inform shared clinical decision-making and treatment planning.
Partner(s): VHA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, New England Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC).
Projects/initiatives under discussion:
Transition from Military to Civilian life: Exploring opportunities to identify ways to proactively identify Veterans at risk for homelessness as they transition from military life to civilian life. Considering submission of a DoD/VA Joint Incentive Fund (JIF) grant
Partner(s): Enterprise Intelligence & Data Solutions (EIDS) PMO Defense Health Agency, DAD IO/J6, Solution Delivery Division VISTA Defense Technologies, Real Warriors Campaign, DoD Psychological Health Center of Excellence, VA Transition and Care Management Program, VBA Transition and Economic Development and VA researchers.