Healthcare workforce enablement company joins nationally recognized nonprofit to offer military-focused behavioral health content
Relias, the trusted education and workforce enablement partner to more than 11,000 healthcare and human service organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, announced today that it has partnered with PsychArmor, a training provider and developer of educational content designed to support the unique needs of active-duty members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families.
These groups often face disparities in mental health care due to the unique circumstances of the events they’ve experienced or a general unfamiliarity with military culture.
This partnership enables Relias to foster better care by bolstering its existing military learning content for behavioral healthcare providers working with active-duty military personnel and veterans. Content from Relias and PsychArmor will better support behavioral health and other healthcare clinicians who may not be familiar with treating the military community.
“PsychArmor’s training is the gold standard for ensuring that healthcare and behavioral health providers, as well as employers, are culturally responsive to our nation’s veteran and military communities,” said veteran Yami Rivas, Chief Product and Innovation Officer at PsychArmor. “Our partnership with Relias brings our education and training solutions to their expansive audience in a way that will benefit military and veteran communities across the nation. This will allow our work and impact to be even more accessible.”
Trainings will be available via the Relias Platform — Relias’ all-in-one management portal dedicated to both administrators and learners. Many new grant programs, including the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) require training on military culture and treating veterans, military members, and their families. Delivering these resources on the Relias Platform will allow Relias customers to conveniently assign and track training on important course topics like these.
“Anything that helps veterans and those actively serving get the help they need is always welcome — and always needed,” said veteran Dave Moore, Vice President of Enterprise Client Success at Relias. “Ensuring that those who work with our community receive excellent training and understand how best to offer the care and attention we need and deserve is critical. Everyone here at Relias is really excited to be partnering with PsychArmor because they bring exactly the kind of transformative, quality content that truly makes a difference.”
The partnership was finalized in July, and content will begin rolling out to Relias clients and Platform users November 2023.
“At PsychArmor, our dream has always been to increase the number of healthcare and behavioral health providers that have military culture training from less than 12% to 100%,” said Tina Atherall, DSW, LCSW and CEO at PsychArmor. “Relias is the right partner to achieve this gap to goal dream and realize our mission to train a grateful nation.”
As a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and preferred training provider for military cultural awareness, PsychArmor serves members of the military-connected community and anyone who wants to more effectively engage with them. PsychArmor powers learning journeys, from continuing education to customized trainings, through a rich learning ecosystem — including online courses, curricula, podcasts, webinars, live speaking engagements, social media and more. Powered by PsychArmor, learners and organizations can collectively create impact and change that benefits outcomes for military, Veterans and their families.
Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for more than 11,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.