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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

Meeting 4
September 11, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: 2023343414
Fax: 2023341385


This meeting was closed in its entirety.

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
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Thomas Horvath
John Klocek
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:
The committee met with Westat, the subcontractor for this study, to discuss the survey to be conducted of Veterans who are eligible to use mental health services at the VA but do not do so and to discuss the site visits to be conducted at all 21 Veteran Integrated Service Networks (VISNs).

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. Meeting agenda
2. Committee roster
3. Statement of task
4. Project schedule
5. National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013
6. Information related to the survey and site visit tasks
7. The Department of Veterans Affair Access Audit, conducted May 12, 2014 through June 3, 2014
8. IOM. 2014. Summary from Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Final Assessment. National Academies Press: Washington, DC
9. Moulta-Ali, U. January 23, 2014. "Who is a Veteran?"--Basic Eligibility for Veterans' Benefits. Congressional Research Service: Washington, DC
10. Bagalman, E. February 4, 2013. Mental Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures. Congressional Research Service: Washington, DC
11. VA. 2014. Summary results of community mental health summits.
12. List of executive actions announced by President Obama on August 26, 2014
13. Presentation slides from Westat related to the survey and site visit tasks to be conducted
14. VA OIG. August 26, 2014. Review of alleged patient deaths, patient wait times, and scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 12, 2014