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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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Controlled Medical Items Management for Medical Logistics Areas

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6430.08

Establishes DHA procedures to provide policy and procedures necessary for managing controlled medical items within DHA's Medical Logistics departments.

Lifecycle Management Services Information Technology Asset Management

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 8220.01

Establishes DHA's procedures for implementing and managing Information Technology.

Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 22-006

Provides supplemental, ongoing guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainment Management System (SMS) BUILDER Site Support for Real Property Assets

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 4270.01

Establishes DHA's procedures for collecting and managing data in the DHA SMS-BUILDER database.

Personnel Transferred or Assigned to the Defense Health Agency from the Military Departments

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 22-009

Provides guidance on the use of military members assigned to the DHA and civilian employees who have been transferred to DHA from a Military Department.

Suicide Risk Care Pathway for Adult Patients in the Defense Health Agency

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6025.06

Establishes the DHA's procedures to screen and comprehensively assess patients in the DHA for suicide risk.

Permanent Change of Station for Civilian Employees

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 1241.01

Establishes DHA's procedures for payment of travel, transportation, and relocation expenses for new appointees and employees transferred in the interest of the Government.

Photography, Videotaping, Filming, Recording, and Imaging of Patients, Visitors, and Staff

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6000.02

Establishes DHA's policies concerning the production of still images, videos, and audio recordings of patients, visitors, and staff..

Clinical Investigation Program in Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 3200.02

Establishes procedures for the funding and administration of the CIP within DOD MTFs.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management, Volume 6: Preventive Maintenance Schedule Module

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 4165.01, Volume 6

Establishes DHA procedures for managing data in the MHS Computer Aided Facility Management/Computerized Maintenance Management System of record.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS)-Volume 1, General and Administrative

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 1

Provides medical logistics personnel and other DMLSS users with the technical guidance procedures to carry out the medical logistics support mission.

Defense Health Agency Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Joint Operations Center

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6430.09

Establishes the DHA Medical Logistics Joint Operations Center.

Pay Setting Policy

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 1340.01

Establishes DHA civilian personnel policies and procedures for pay setting determinations in instances where law, regulation, or other policy permits discretion.

Incentives to Attract and Retain Civilian Employees

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 1402.01

Establishes procedures to assign responsibilities and establishes procedures for the DHA’s recruitment, retention, and relocation incentives that may be used to attract and retain top-quality civilian employees.

DOD Hazardous Food and Nonprescription Drug Recall System

DHA Publications

Policy Number: 6025.01

Establishes the DHA procedures to be followed when recalls are issued for hazardous food, nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, nonprescription medical devices, health and beauty aid items, and pet food which may be in military accounts.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022

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