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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
December 4, 2014 - December 5, 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: 202-334-3414


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)
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Steven Heeringa
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Bruce Link
Susan Paddock
Robert Santos
Peter Yellowlees

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The topic of this meeting was the survey to be conducted to assess barriers to VA mental health services by comparing Veterans who use the VA health system for mental health care with VA-eligible Veterans who have not elected to use the VA health system for mental health care. The committee discussed the survey study design, the screening approach and instruments, the survey topic matrix, and the data request to the VA.

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. NDAA for FY 2013, Sec. 726
6. Flowchart of the draft survey study design
7. Information on screening instruments for mental illnesses
8. Draft survey matrix
9. Presentation materials related to the survey study design, screening instruments, and survey matrix from Westat, the subcontractor selected by the IOM to conduct the survey task
10. The data request to the VA

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 8, 2014