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Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Behavioral Health Initiative
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET


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Program Administrator
Heath Dolen
(502) 782-6160

The overall goal of the Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Behavioral Health Initiative (SMVF) is to strengthen the statewide behavioral health care systems and services for SMVF through ongoing collaboration at the federal, state and local levels.

SMVF Priorities

  1. Increase access to appropriate and effective behavioral health services for the SMVF population.
  2. Maximize quality of services and efficiently allocate resources.
  3. Sustain a stable and healthy environment focused on awareness, employment and justice.
  4. Capture data to support decision-making.

Kentucky Military Provider Designation

The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) is developing this special designation in order to meet the needs of both clinical and nonclinical providers working with the SMVF population in Kentucky. Providers will participate in Operation Immersion, Web-based educational sessions, and in-depth behavioral health training, including suicide prevention and intervention and substance use disorders.

Operation Immersion

This innovative four-day training event engages behavioral health and healthcare providers in exploring issues unique to SMVF. DBHDID and the Kentucky Army National Guard have teamed up to present this training. More...

Operation Headed Home

Representatives from federal, military, state and professional organizations across Kentucky unite to host the annual Operation: Headed Home (OHH) Conference, a statewide conference that addresses the needs of SMVF, caregivers, and behavioral and medical health professionals with information, resources, and support regarding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide Prevention. More...

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