All data and related reports regarding veteran suicide rates.

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-05466-F
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All data and related reports regarding veteran suicide rates for all service members. It was recently reported that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has compiled data and research regarding occurrence of suicide among service members. [http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/suicide-rate-of-female-military-veterans-is-called-staggering-1.351282]

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Short, Jacqueline M. (R&K Enterprise Inc.)

Ms. Lipton:

Please see the attached documents concerning your FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

v/r,

Jacqueline (Jackie) Short
Department of Veterans Affairs
FOIA Service (005R1C)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
P: 202-382-2311/ F: 202-632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov<mailto:vacofoiaservice@va.gov>
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Morning Beryl C.D. Lipton,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Mr. Timothy Graham will be processing your request and his contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.

V/R,

Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Office: 202-461-5879
Fax: 202-273-9387
Email: Tracy.Cephas@va.gov<mailto:Tracy.Cephas@va.gov>
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"I am a Disabled Army Veteran and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mrs. Cephas,

Thank you so much for your letter. I'll follow up with the VHA Central Office.

Have a lovely afternoon,
Beryl

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello,

This FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Could you please confirm receipt and provide an estimated date of completion?

Thank you so much,
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-05466-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Graham, Timothy

Good Morning Beryl:

Please accept my apologies for the delay. We continue to wait for the program office conducting a records search to complete their search. I have followed up with them this morning to expedite their response. As soon as I receive the responsive records, I will follow-up with you.

Thank you,

Timothy H. Graham, J.D., LL.M., CIPP/G
Director, VHA FOIA Office (10P2C1) | Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance | Office of Informatics and Analytics
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. 215.823.4146 | Fax. 202.273.9387

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Graham,

Thank you so much for your message. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-05466-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Graham, Timothy

Mr. Lipton:

Attached to this message is VHA's response to your FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Timothy H. Graham, J.D., LL.M., CIPP/US, CIPP/G
Director, VHA FOIA Office (10P2C1) | Information Access and Privacy Office
Health Information Governance | Office of Informatics and Analytics
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20420
Tel. 215.823.4146 | Fax. 202.273.9387

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