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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
June 4, 2015 - June 5, 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


This meeting is closed in its entirety to the public.

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
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Ken Kizer
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Bruce Link
Susan Paddock
Deborah Padgett
Beth Phoenix
Robert Santos
Jeanette South-Paul
Thanh Tran
Peter Yellowlees

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Statement of Task
Ken Kizer's bias and COI discussion
survey update
summary of completed site visits (with Westat)
Committee presentation of select population access to VA mental health care literature
Committee presentation of telemental health literature
report outline

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. Survey update summary
2. Site visit guidance
3. Site visit reports (from Westat)
4. Committee site visit reports
5. Report outline
6. MyHealthEVet usage data and journal articles
7. VA health care utilization article
8. Summary data of encounters by provider type at the VA, FY 2015, pay periods 3-5
9. Information on the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 8, 2015