Current and Future State of the PBI Network
In March 2016, the DoD Mental Health Work Group (MHWG) approved sustainment of the PBI Network across the MHS, supported by the Deployment Health Clinical Center. The VA has also committed to sustain the PBI Network via the National Center for PTSD. In December 2016, the DoD PBI Network hosted the first annual DoD Psychological Health Practice Change Prioritization Work Group (PCPWG) to systematically review and prioritize current DoD implementation pilot proposals, based on transparent knowledge translation readiness criteria that include mission fit, feasibilit, and evidence base.
In 2017, the PBI Network will also roll out an annual DoD Psychological Health Provider Needs and Preferences Survey to continue collection of service specific clinician feedback. The PCPWG will then analyze the provider feedback and use it along with surveillance data and research gap reviews to inform the subsequent PCPWG recommendations to the MHWG.
For more information, contact the PBI Network.