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Military Health Topics

Here you can find information about Military Health Topics organized by subject. You can also find reference materials that apply to the subject on each topic page.

Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety

Learn about getting care in the Military Health System. See how the Defense Health Agency is increasing high reliability across the MHS and compare the quality and safety of health care across military hospitals and clinics. Information for health care providers is also found in this topic.

Acquisition, Procurement and Small Business

Interested in doing business with the Defense Health Agency? In this topic, you can find information about the Component Acquisition Executive office, the Office of Small Business Programs, and the Office of Procurement in this topic. Highlights include contact information, upcoming events for vendors, and a forecasts of business opportunities.

Business Support

In Business Support, we leverage Military Health System expertise to consolidate and standardize business operations, streamline decision-making, and reduce administrative costs, resulting in a more effective, audit-ready enterprise.

Centers of Excellence

Military Health System Centers of Excellence were established to provide the Department of Defense with the ability to speed the advancement of our scientific knowledge and evidence-based practices for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that impact our military personnel and their families

Combat Support

The Defense Health Agency is the nation’s medical combat support agency, providing or augmenting medical capabilities of the Combatant Commands, the military services, federal partners and partners and allies around the world. In cooperation with the Joint Staff Surgeon and Military Department medical organizations, DHA leads the Department of Defense integrated system of readiness and health through a global health care network of military and civilian medical professionals, including more than 400 military hospitals and clinics around the world, to improve and sustain operational medical force readiness and the medical readiness of the Armed Forces.

Conditions and Treatments
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.

MHS Toolkits and Branding Guidance

We're providing this branding guidance and Communications Toolkits to give communicators in the field customizable, ready-to-use material to promote consistent messaging on key topics and issues.

Military Health System Transformation

We’re transforming the Military Health System to improve the readiness of our forces and the health care we provide to our warfighters, retirees and their families. Reform efforts focus on organizational, infrastructure and manpower changes.

Military Medical 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.

Privacy and Civil Liberties
Research and Innovation

Defense Department’s overall investment for medical research and development (R&D) with Research, Development, Testing, and Development (RDT&E) dollars.

Technology
Total Force Fitness

Readiness is measured in more than just physical fitness and medical status. Through Total Force Fitness, we’re going to talk about other areas in your life – like social, spiritual, environmental, and financial – to make sure you and your community are ready for you to do your job.

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