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Project Title: Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services

PIN: IOM-BSP-13-03         

Major Unit:
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on National Statistics

Mitchell, Abigail

Subject/Focus Area:
Health and Medicine

Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
November 21, 2013 - November 22, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Joe Goodman
Phone: 202-334-3414


Friday, November 22, 2013

9:30 AM Charge to the Committee
Mary Schohn, Director, Office of Mental Health Operations,
Veterans Health Administration

10:00 AM Discussion of the VA Secretary’s plan for the development and implementation of performance metrics and staffing guidance
VA Representatives

12:00 PM Adjourn open session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Alicia Carriquiry (Chair)
F. Jay Breidt
Dennis Donovan
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Steven Heeringa
Thomas Horvath
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Bruce Link
Susan Paddock
Deborah Padgett
Bethany Phoenix
Robert Santos
Jeanette South-Paul
Thanh Tran
Peter Yellowlees

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. National Academies policies, procedures, and study process
2. Potential sources of bias and conflict of interest among the committee members
3. The committee's composition and balance
4. The statement of task, the approach to task, and the preliminary work plan
5. The VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) platform

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. The meeting agenda, including the agenda for the public session
2. The committee roster
3. The project schedule
4. The statement of task
5. The draft report outline
6. Map showing the Veterans Integrated Service Networks
7. Information on the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) platform
8. The VA's Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families
9. VHA Handbook 1160.01, Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics
10. Hard copies of presentation slides for the November 22 public meeting
11. Office of Mental Health Veteran Satisfaction Survey
12. The RAND/ALTARUM reports on Veterans Health Administration Mental Health Program Evaluation (2011).

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 25, 2013