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Health Readiness

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all medically related Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities. The office is responsible for deployment medicine, force health protection, medical readiness, international health agreements, deployment related health policy, theater information systems, humanitarian and health missions, and national disaster support.

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Army mobile training team shares knowledge with Ukrainian medics

Article
7/29/2016
Ukrainian medics treat a simulated casualty during the culminating training event at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center. Soldiers from the United States Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization and instructors from the Army Medical Department in Fort Sam Houston, Texas taught a three-month long combat medic instructor course. (Army photo by Capt. Scott Kuhn)

The International Peacekeeping and Security Center and the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, play an important role in helping to train Ukrainian Ground Forces

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Global Health Engagement

New York medics have double role in training

Article
7/26/2016
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Mercy Ukpe (left) and Sgt. Shawn Wilson, assigned to Headquarters Co., 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, assess a Soldier for medical care during a mass casualty exercise at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center.

New York Army National Guard medics provide patient care and field craft

Related Topics: Health Readiness

Active-duty, Guard medical teams building groundwork for PATRIOT North 2016

Article
7/20/2016
Army and Air National Guard medics carefully exit the helicopter pad at the Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, Wis., after loading a patient into a Wisconsin Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter.

Active-duty Air Force medics have been preparing Guardsmen for exercise PATRIOT North 2016

Related Topics: Health Readiness

Navy launches new flight medic course

Article
7/19/2016
A search and rescue corpsman deploys from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during search and rescue swimmer training.

The Flight Medic Course is where search and rescue corpsmen will receive their required flight medical training

Related Topics: Health Readiness

Medical logistics team boosts surgical versatility of New Horizons 2016

Article
7/14/2016
A general surgery team performs laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery during New Horizons 2016 in the Dominican Republic.

Two Airmen helped bring laparoscopic surgery to New Horizons for the first time

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Global Health Engagement | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Paratrooper medics use new oxygen equipment

Article
7/12/2016
Army Sgt. Thomas Wachter, a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division demonstrates new oxygen generation equipment to employees from the United States Army Medical Material Agency during a joint training exercise at Fort Bragg.

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency sent experts out into the field to get innovative ideas

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Innovation

Latest Army medical innovation to keep soldiers ready for the fight

Article
7/7/2016
Soldiers break down a portion of a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter during an exercise in Japan. A new tool is helping medical personnel make sure soldiers are ready to deploy long before they arrive at any processing lines. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Chanelcherie DeMello)

During Innovation Month, we take a look at a new tool the Army is using to make sure soldiers are good to go, long before they hit that deployment line.

Related Topics: Innovation | Health Readiness

H7N9: July 6, 2016

Report
7/6/2016

Biosurveillance Summary Provided by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | Integrated Biosurveillance | Integrated Biosurveillance Summaries

Zika in the Americas: July 6, 2016

Report
7/6/2016

Biosurveillance Summary Provided by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | Integrated Biosurveillance | Integrated Biosurveillance Summaries

Recruitment underway for competitive game to end tobacco use

Article
7/6/2016
‘Play to win’ tXtobacco trivia contest has serious goals

This piece for end users is intended to spur recruitment in the tXtobacco trivia game.

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Operation Live Well | Tobacco-Free Living

Advances in health information technology and Internet of Things changing health care delivery

Article
7/6/2016
Army Lt. Col. Mark Mellott, branch chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Health Information Technology Innovation and Advanced Technology Development Division, sees the Internet of Things as ‘the perfect storm’ when it comes to changing knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding how healthcare is administered to beneficiaries.

Last summer, Army Lt. Col. Mark Mellott discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to change the dynamic of health care. In many ways that potential has now become a reality.

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy | Innovation

USU students learn public health, zombie style

Article
7/5/2016
An animated zombie pandemic scenario helps students in the family nurse practitioner doctorate of nursing practice program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to understand key principles in responding to and understanding population health – the overall health of a group, be it a group of employees, a community, or entire nation. USHS graphic

An animated zombie pandemic scenario helps students in the family nurse practitioner doctorate of nursing practice program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to understand key principles in responding to and understanding population health.

Related Topics: Public Health | Health Readiness

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report: Volume 23, Number 6

Report
7/1/2016

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch | Public Health

Sailors hold health services augmentation program training

Article
6/30/2016
Navy field medical service technicians, along with Navy Health Service Augmentation Program personnel prepare a mock casualty for evacuation.

Sailors with 2nd Medical Battalion held a mass casualty exercise as part of their health services augmentation program

Related Topics: Health Readiness

Live mass casualty evacuation training brings medics together

Article
6/23/2016
Polish army medics carry a litter to a UH-60 Blackhawk as part of a simulated medical evacuation drill during Exercise Anakonda at Drawsko Pomorski Training Area, Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Miguel Alvarez)

U.S. and Polish medics learn valuable skills from each other while participating in exercise

Related Topics: Health Readiness | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Partners
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