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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
March 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015
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: 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 Cariquiry (chair)
Jay Breidt
Dennis Donovan
Susan Eisen (day 1)
Constantine Gatsonis (by phone)
Robert Gresen
Steve Heeringa
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Deborah Padgett
Beth Phoenix
Robert Santos (by phone)
Jeanette South-Paul (day 1)
Thanh Tran
Peter Yellowlees

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Reviewed statement of task
annual bias / coi discussion
reviewed proceedings of December meeting
discussed survey sampling design, weighting, and data collection (with Westat)
discussed committee's role during site visits and site selection

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. December meeting summary
2. Sampling and weighting plans
3. Access reports data fields
4. Report outline
5. Fed registry copay ruling
6. Results from 1/15 literature search
7. VISN Map
8. List and location of facilities within each VISN
9. VHA user demographics by location (all users, mental health users, raw number, and percentages)
10. VHA mental health programs by location
11. OMHO MH staffing and vacancy survey
12. Telemental health countsand percentage by VISN
13. VA Mental Health Public Report 11/2014
14. VA OMHO Site Visit Report fy2012
15. VA PTSD Report FY2014 Quarter 3
16. Veteran Pop maps by state 2014, by county 2014, percent change in pop by state 2000-2014, by VISN 2014
17. Site visit selection worksheet

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 9, 2015