COVER Commission Releases Final Report

Matt Kuntz, JD, the prior director of the CMHRR, completed his service on the Creating Options for Veterans Expedited Recovery (COVER) Commission. The COVER Commission was established through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The COVER Commission was comprised of ten commissioners tasked with providing recommendations to improve the care of our nation's veterans to President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. 

 The COVER Commission’s charge required far-reaching examination of the treatment models used by VA in treating veterans’ mental health. Throughout its research and deliberation processes, the commission put the needs of veterans at the heart of its work. The commission strove to conduct a comprehensive, evidenced-based review of key treatment modalities; held public meetings; met with a broad range of organizations and clinical providers; made site visits to VA facilities in different regions; and, perhaps most importantly, directly engaged veterans throughout the nation using a variety of channels, including listening sessions and focus groups.

You can read the Commission's complete report at the following link.