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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

RSO:
Mitchell, Abigail

Subject/Focus Area:
Health and Medicine


Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services
December 3, 2015 - December 3, 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
Email: jgoodman@nas.edu
Phone:
Fax:


Agenda:

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 Carriquiry (Chair)
F. Jay Breidt
Dennis Donovan
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Ken Kizer
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Bruce Link
Susan Paddock
Deborah Padgett
Bethany Phoenix
Jeanette South-Paul
Thanh Tran
Peter Yellowlees (via phone)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. Update about the survey being conducted under the committee's direction.
2. Update about the site visits being conducted under the committee's direction.
3. Discussion on the literature on substance use disorders.
4. Discussion on the literature on VA mental health workforce issues.
5. Discussion on the Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Processes of the VA.
6. Discussion on the draft report.

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. Sec. 726 of the FY 2013 NDAA (mandates the study)
5. Project schedule
6. Survey update
7. Site visit reports for IOM for VISNs 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
8. Site visit reports for VA for VISNs 1, 2, 10, 19, 20
9. Committee observations from site visits
10. VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorder Toolkit Training
11. The report, the Independent Assessment of the Health Care Delivery Systems and Management Processes of the VA
12. Report brief for Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access: Getting to Now, IOM 2015
13. Girior and Wilensky. 2015. Reforming the Veterans Health Administration--Beyond Palliation of Symptoms. NEJM. 373 (18): 1693-1695.
14. Kizer and Jha. 2014. Restoring Trust in VA Health Care. NEJM.
15. The committee's report outline
16. The committee's draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 3, 2015