Activity

Assessment of Resiliency and Prevention Programs for Mental and Behavioral Health in Service Members and their Families


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Military and Veterans Health
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

The IOM will conduct a systematic review and critique of reintegration programs and prevention strategies for behavioral and mental health (for example, PTSD, depression, recovery support, and prevention of substance abuse, suicide, and interpersonal violence). Additionally the committee will identify various models for measuring performance of prevention programs. The committee will also hold an information-sharing meeting that convenes stakeholders and subject matter experts associated with program evaluation and prevention efforts.

Specifically the committee will:

  1. Conduct a systematic review and critique of reintegration programs and prevention strategies for PTSD, depression, recovery support, and prevention of substance abuse, suicide, and interpersonal violence.
  2. Identify various performance measures (e.g., cost, quality, outcomes, process, access, patient satisfaction, and documentation) of prevention programs.
  3. Identify the best metrics (i.e., performance measures) for evaluating reintegration programs and prevention strategies using the National Quality Forum framework.
  4. Include an overview of the most recent conceptualization of how prevention overlaps with the psychological health outpatient clinical pathway for PTSD. In doing so, consider the utility of the Porter model.
  5. Conduct an information-sharing meeting with stakeholders and subject matter experts associated with program evaluations and prevention efforts.