Public Health

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Our Vision. The Defense Health Agency Public Health Division strives to be a cutting-edge, world-class public health capability that is lean, efficient, effective, forward leaning, strategically positioned to fully meet the MHS and customer needs.

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Telehealth Program

Virtual health is a safe, convenient, and effective way to access the Military Health System. Patients can engage with their care team from the comfort of their own home. The MHS has been expanding its virtual health capabilities. Contact your provider to learn about virtual health options available to you at your military treatment facility.

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Learn the Most Recent Age Requirements for COVID-19

Recommended Content: Coronavirus | Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine . The COVID-19 virus hasn’t gone away. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viruses like COVID-19 constantly change through mutation. Sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus, such as the Omicron variant.And new variants will continue …

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Learn the Most Recent Age Requirements for COVID-19

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Memorandum, based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) and (d), establishes the DHA’s procedures to standardize the coding for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). This memorandum cancels and replaces DHA- …

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Mobile Apps

Military Health mobile apps provide information and support to service members, veterans, and their families for a variety of health issues. Download these free apps on …

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Military Health Podcasts

Wise Health for Women Warriors. Wise Health for Women Warriors is a podcast about the best care for female service members. We bring you experts on women's health issues, as we tackle female readiness, and how to set your female service members up for success before deployment. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.

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Humphreys Health Clinic

The Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries (HCSDB) surveys about 250,000 TRICARE beneficiaries annually and provides a comprehensive look at their opinions about a wide range of health care issues such as access to care, preventive services and their satisfaction with their doctors, health plan, coverage and the health care staff's

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What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Defense health officials emphasize that if you think you may have monkeypox, “the first thing to do…is ensure you are not further exposing other people, which means not having close, intimate contact with others until you are asymptomatic,” said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Scott Robinson, the Public Health Emergency officer for the Defense Health

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Opioid Safety

Health Readiness & Combat Support Health readiness in support of global operations MHS Toolkits and Branding Guidance Ready-to-use material to promote consistent messaging on key topics and issues Military Health System Transformation Building a more integrated system of health and readiness

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DOD Officials: Women’s Health Care Unchanged by Supreme …

It is reprinted here to benefit our readers. The Military Health System offers comprehensive health care services available to active duty, families, and other eligible beneficiaries, including contraception and reproductive health care, either through a military hospital or clinic or through the TRICARE' network of providers.

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Find Military Health Affairs and Defense Health Agency (DHA) policy documents. DHA Publications The DHA Charter ( DODD 5136.13 ) delegates the Director, DHA, authority to establish and maintain, for functions assigned, a publication system for regulations, instructions, and reference documents.

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How Diet, Lifestyle and Mental Health Impact Your Overall Health

Protection of personally identifiable and protected health information Research and Innovation MHS is an industry leader in research, development and innovation Total Force Fitness Connecting eight dimensions of fitness to optimize health, …

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About the NICoE

Our Mission. The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) improves the lives of service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other invisible wounds of war through excellence in TBI clinical care, research, and education.As the headquarters of the 13-site Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health (Intrepid Network), the NICoE fosters collaboration among …

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Yoga Shield: Building Mental and Physical Resiliency

1 day ago · Airman teaches yoga to decrease stress, enhance resiliency. Recommended Content: Physical Fitness. More than 30 Airmen assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 178th Wing and the Iowa National Guard’s 132nd Wing began a week-long, 60-hour yoga training program July 18 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio.

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How Health Care Providers Can Mitigate Burnout

Turning to health care providers for help is a good option. But what about the health care providers themselves? Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the men and women who run the military health system have faced an enormous workload, with seemingly no end in sight. That can put health care professionals at significant risk.

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Defense Health Agency

1. PURPOSE. This Defense Health Agency-Procedures Manual (DHA-PM), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (p), establishes the DHA's overall procedures for identifying accreditation and certification compliance management requirements within the Military Health System (MHS).

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Driving Safety

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices while driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When you’re behind the wheel of a car – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more …

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Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with monkeypox virus. Human-to-human transmission of monkeypox is thought to occur primarily through large respiratory droplets; but, it can also be transmitted by direct contact with body fluids or lesion material and indirect contact with lesion material, such as through contaminated clothing or linens.

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Suicide Event Report

Health Surveillance Branch Supporting Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Practice receives the AFMES notification, contacts the behavioral health point of contact (POC) at the Service member’s assigned medical treatment facility, and requests that a behavioral health clinician complete and submit a DoDSER form within 60 days.

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DoD Responses to 2015 Defense Health Board Report: …

In 2016, added question on wheezing to Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) and Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) forms. In 2016, issued Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) on the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA), and implemented PHA tool. DoD requires an annual PHA (DD Form 3024) for all Service members.

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