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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 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
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


This meeting is 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 Carriquiry (Chair)
F. Jay Breidt
Susan Eisen
Constantine Gatsonis
Robert Gresen
Steven Heeringa
Ken Kizer
Richard Kulka
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. Annual bias and conflict of interest discussion
2. The National Academies' external report review process
3. Analyses of the survey data from VA users and nonusers
4. The draft report, including draft recommendations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. Meeting agenda
2. Project schedule
3. Statement of task
4. Section 726 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 (the legislation that mandates this study)
5. Memos from Westat summarizing the survey analyses conducted so far
6. VA's National Mental Health Providers Survey: 2015
7. VA's Mental Health Satisfaction Veterans Survey (through June 2016)
8. The committee's draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 3, 2017