Tag: behavioral health

GAO: VA Mental Health Care: Improvements Needed in Tracking and Overseeing...

“The Department of Veterans Affairs partners with nongovernmental groups, like non-profits or universities, through formal agreements aimed at making veterans aware of available suicide...

Bixal recruits Christa Zimmerman as Director, Health Portfolio

Christa Zimmerman, armed with Federal Health IT consulting experience gained supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services'...

GovernmentCIO: Military Suicide Prevention Efforts Target Data Management

“The core provisions of the bill rest on implementing recommendations from an April 2021 Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of Defense Department suicide prevention...

VA Is Using VR for Veterans’ Therapy including PTSD

“At Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, some military veterans undergo “prolonged exposure” therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. In those sessions, a therapist...

Press Release: HHS Announces Critical Investments to Implement Upcoming 988 Dialing...

“Today the Department of Health and Human Services, through its Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will make critical investments in suicide...

CDC Sources Sought: Mental Health National Education and Awareness Social Marketing...

Notice ID: HHS-CDC-NIOSH(DM)-SBSS-22-62138 "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is seeking information on a potential requirement for...

VA to award bridge contract for KeepItSecure.net ahead of new IDIQ

Notice ID: 36C10X22Q0029 Award Number: 36C10X22C0004 "This activity proposes to negotiate a non-competitive award (sole-source) with The District Communication Group (DCG), LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small...

VAntage Point: iEX Talks Series: VHA Extended Reality Network, a growing...

"The iEX Talks are a series of TED-style talks from the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE). Presented at the 2021 VHA Innovation...

Press Release: TIAG Awarded Two Contracts to Develop Suicide Prevention Curriculum...

"TIAG announced that it has been recently awarded two contracts for human-centered design work with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the University of...

VA RFI: AI Based Text Classifier for Identifying Suicidal Ideations in...

Notice ID: 36C10B22Q0069 "BACKGROUND VA has a requirement for an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based text classifier utilizing Machine Learning (ML), Natural language Processing (NLP), and Chatbot software...