Developing a Patient-Centered Approach to Optimizing Veterans' Access to Health Care Services: A Workshop

When: March 12, 2020 - March 13, 2020 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (120) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Public Health, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety, Select Populations and Health Equity, Military and Veterans Health
Activity: Developing a Patient-Centered Approach to Optimizing Veterans' Access to Health Care Services
Board: Board on Health Care Services

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public workshop, Developing a Patient-Centered Approach to Optimizing Veterans' Access to Health Care Services, on March 12-13, 2020 in Washington, DC. The workshop will examine patient-centered methods to optimize access to high-quality health care for veterans.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions on topics that may include:
•  Conceptualizing and defining health care access;
•  Tools and methods to assess access to health care services;
•  Strategies to optimize access, including telehealth services, and opportunities to use VA assets to improve access and continuity of care; and
•  Strategies to ensure timely access to care for special patient populations.

The workshop will be accessible to the public via live webcast and in-person attendance (seating is limited). Please register online to receive an email with the instructions on how to join this workshop.



Planning Committee Members
Kenneth Kizer (Chair), Atlas Research 
Adrian Atizado, Disabled American Veterans
David Au, University of Washington and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Andrew Bindman, University of California, San Francisco
Joseph Kimura, Atrius Health
Timi Leslie, BluePath Health
Mark Murray, Mark Murray and Associates 
Lisa Rubenstein, RAND Corporation and University of California, Los Angeles
Jeannette South-Paul, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Heather Young, University of California, Davis

Shantanu Agrawal, National Quality Forum
Tia N. Archambault, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
Mary Barton, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, VA HSR&D Center of Innovation and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Emily Blair, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
René Campos, Veterans-Wounded Warrior Care and Military Officers Association of America 
Evelyn Chang, VA Greater Los Angeles
Peter Choi, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
John C. Fortney, University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System 
Lillian Gelberg, University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Kevin Grumbach, University of California, San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine
Deanna Larson, Avera eCARE
Margaret Laws, HopeLab
Pamela LeDeaux, VA New Jersey Health Care System
Eva Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alexis Macdonald, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Kameron Matthews, Veterans Health Administration
Sharyl Nass, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Donald Overton, Blinded Veterans Association
Mia Powers, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
David Pryor, Ascension Health
Martin Roland, University of Cambridge
Patrick Romano, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Scott Shipman, Association of American Medical Colleges
Laura D. Taylor, Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
B. Rao Tripuraneni, Kaiser Permanente
Donna Washington, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System
Hal Yee, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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