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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
September 10, 2015 - September 11, 2015
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


Friday, September 11, 2015

9:00 am Chair’s welcome and introductions
Alicia Carriquiry, Committee Chair

9:15 Update from VHA Mental Health Operations and the status of the transparency report
David Carroll, PhD, Executive Director, Office of Mental Health Operations

10:15 Break

10:30 Training of mental health providers
Kenneth Jones, PhD, Director, Associated Health Education, VHA Office of Academic Affiliations

11:00 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
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Steven Heeringa
Ken Kizer
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:
1. The survey of veterans being conducted by the committee/Westat.
2. The site visits being conducted by the committee/Westat.
3. Summary of literature on PTSD.
4. Summary of literature on depression and suicide.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. Meeting agenda.
2. Committee roster.
3. Project schedule.
4. Statement of task.
5. Sec 726 of the NDAA FY2013.
6. Update of the status of the survey and the draft survey instrument.
7. Site visit reports for VISNs 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 19, 20, and 21.
8. Select SAIL data from VA.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 14, 2015