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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Session: Skills-Based Professional Development: Resiliency VII: Mindfulness – Being Present

Calendar Event
9/27/2022

Being in the moment increases productivity and focus by training the mind to be present. In this session, participants will learn how to make purposeful decisions by acknowledging their emotions and thoughts.

Session: Skills-Based Professional Development: Resiliency VI: Celebrate Good News

Calendar Event
9/27/2022

In today’s fast-paced global environment, we often are too busy to realize when someone is seeking social interactions with us. In this session, you will learn how to build emotional intelligence to foster interpersonal relationships

Native American Heritage Month 2022 Virtual Observance

Calendar Event
9/27/2022

Join us for DHA’s virtual special observance of Native American Heritage Month 2022.

Session: Skills-Based Professional Development: Effective Presentations

Calendar Event
9/27/2022

In this session, you will learn how to plan your presentation, how to incorporate Mayer's Principles of Multimedia Learning to design your presentation, and how to use interactive strategies to engage the audience.

Session: Skills-Based Professional Development: Team Building

Calendar Event
9/27/2022

How do you develop a team where there is safety and an open flow of communication that allows for growth and productivity? Come join us to learn strategies on developing a powerful team culture.

Fillable Contraceptive Care Poster

Publication
9/27/2022

Fillable poster to tailor and print locally.

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Contraceptive Care Look Sheet

Publication
9/27/2022

Look sheet for the Contraceptive Care Campaign

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Suicide Prevention Draws Awareness at Madigan

Article Around MHS
9/27/2022
Command Sgt. Maj. Albert Harris speaking at Madigan Army Medical Center

The numbers shock and offend the senses – roughly one active duty service member ends their life each day; add in Reserve and National Guard components and the number rises to an average of 1.5 per day. Madigan Army Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health hosted a National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month event on September 22, to raise awareness among the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., community and honor those who have passed.

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Contraceptive Care Covered Services

Infographic
9/27/2022
Contraceptive Care Covered Services

TRICARE covers a comprehensive range of contraceptive care and methods, from birth control pills to IUDS and more. Talk to your doctor or primary care manager about what types of birth control are right for you. www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol

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Contraceptive Care Means

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9/27/2022
Contraceptive Care Means

Comprehensive Contraceptive Care Means: Prevention of pregnancy, facilitation of family planning decisions, regulation or suppression of periods, and more. Learn more about TRICARE covered services at www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol

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Contraceptive Care Toolkit

Contraceptive Care Prescription Coverage

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9/27/2022
Contraceptive Care Prescription Coverage

Your TRICARE Pharmacy benefit includes no cost prescriptions at your military hospital or clinic pharmacy. You can also get your prescription from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and network pharmacies, though you may have a copayment.

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Contraceptive Care Toolkit

Waived Contraceptive Copayments and Cost-Shares

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9/27/2022
Waived Contraceptive Copayments and Cost-Shares

TRICARE waived fees for long acting reversible contraceptives, including IUDs, injection, and rods implanted under the skin. Learn more about TRICARE covered services at www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol

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Contraceptive Care Toolkit

Custis Bet

Photo
9/27/2022
Custis Bet

In 1978, Washington journalist Jerry Brazda bet retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. (Dr.) Donald Custis that USU would never graduate a student. On May 24, 1980, graduation day for USU's first class, Brazda paid his debt by check. Custis then donated it to USU's dean, Dr. Jay Sanford, "for some good student cause". (Photo: Tom Balfour, USU)

Nixon

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9/27/2022
Nixon

President Richard Nixon signs the Uniformed Services Health Professions Revitalization Act into law, September 21, 1972, establishing the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. (Photo: Courtesy of USU)

Ford

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9/27/2022
Ford

Groundbreaking ceremony for USU to be built on the grounds of the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, June 10, 1975. President Gerald Ford congratulates Congressman Edward Hébert (right). (Photo: Courtesy of USU)

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