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Clinical Comprehensive Evaluation Program

Old page from Dec 2000

DoD established the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program to provide
an in-depth medical evaluation to all eligible beneficiaries who have health
concerns following service in the Gulf. All service members eligible for health
care at DoD medical facilities include Gulf War veterans now on active duty
or retired; and all members of the Reserve components who are placed on
orders by their units; and eligible family members of such personnel. To
register, individuals should call the DoD toll-free number at (800-796-9699).

The Tricare page on CCEP

CCEP is handled by the Persian Gulf Coordinating Board, a very biased
government group - the executive director is Robert G. Claypool. How
basically defend himself before the Senate how wonderful the program was.
Lets put it this way, Kay Bailey Hutchinson didnt buy it.

However, this program had several main problems. The biggest is it didnt
keep up with changes it issues and technology. The protocols needed to be
flexible, and instead remained unchanged for the duration of the study.
The issue is, we need specialized labs to pin down the more subtle
conditions. Many veterans have more complex neurological conditions
than they can imagine, and more and more technology is reflecting this.
Then we have endocrine, muscular, skeletal, digestive, and so on.

Then everything gets complex, so lets see how this spells out:
The IOM - Institute of Medicine decided to recommend changes.
WRAMC - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home of the now
     infamous DHCC program and the CPG guidelines.
DHCC - Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed Army
     Hospital now oversees not only Gulf War medical issues but ALL
     deployments since then and in the future.
VHAC - Veteran Health Advisory Committee ( under DHCC's care )
     was supposed to provide input from veterans to DHCC, of which
     has failed miserably.
CPG - Clinical Practice Guidelines, what is in the hands of Burch & Davis -
     the contractors responsible for side stepping the veterans on CCEP.
     These guidelines are designed to let doctors think for themselves
     instead of pushing mandatory test, the end result is generalized care
     designed to find nothing.
DODHA - Health Affairs at the Pentagon, the one overseeing CCEP
     is Lt. Col. James Riddle. He is making sure this dies silently and quickly
     without outside input.
MVHCB - Military and Veterans Health Coordinating Board - this
      is Claypool again. They bridge the gap between the DOD CCEP program
      and the Persian Gulf Registry exam at the VA.
CHPPM - Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
      They disquise samples and enviromental data, making there medical
      surveillance work look like everything is right as rain.
NHRC - Naval Health Research Center. The navies attempt to monitor
      military health issues and conduct research.

What we need is the Phase II blood labs and procedures, and they all
want this removed. Dont test, Dont find.

Here is a photo from the Presidential Special Oversight Boards last meeting
October 27th, 2000. This is where they announce all the pending changes,
and the new Millenium Cohort Study. This is to channel Gulf War research
into all deployment level scenarios. What it really means is they did so well
screwing Gulf War veterans that they wish to apply this to any casualties
following the Gulf War ( Bosnia - Kosovo - ect. ).


DHCC nine page slide presentation on the new CPG guidleines.
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Health Affairs nine page slides on the new CPG guidleines
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Basically, none of the National Service Organizations or Grass Roots
efforts have a part in the CPG guidelines. Even after Dr. Charles Engle
of Walter Reed Army hospital stated to Dr. Bernard Rostker for the
record that they need our input. The whole thing is a farce to keep us
from developing beneficial programs for veterans that might actually
find something. It gets worse, OSAGWI is supposedly putting up a
interactive page on their website to reflect our CCEP concerns.