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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 24, 2016 - March 25, 2016
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


Thursday, March 24, 2016
1:00 Chair’s welcome and introductions
Alicia Carriquiry

1:05 Patient-Centered Care at VA
Jennifer Patterson, PhD, Senior Consultant for Field Implementation, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, VHA (via WebEx)

1:45 Mental Health-Primary Care Integration at VA
Andrew Pomerantz, MD, National Mental Health Director for Integrated Care, VHA (via WebEx)

2:30 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)
Dennis Donovan
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
John Klocek
Richard Kulka
Susan Paddock
Bethany Phoenix
Robert Santos
Jeanette South-Paul
Peter Yellowlees

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
-Annual update on bias and conflict of interest
-Update on the committee's survey
-Site visit summary report
-The draft report, including preliminary recommendations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
-Meeting agenda
-Statement of task
-Legislation mandating the study
-Project schedule
-Update on the committee's survey
-Site-visit summary report
-Draft report outline
-The draft report
-Commission on Care Interim Report, December 4, 2015
-Brochure from the VA's Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation on Capturing Personalized, Proactive, Patient-Driven Care Across VA.
-Mooney, B.L. March 2016. Report Finds MHS Mental Healthcare Varies From Excellent to Inadequate.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 28, 2016