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Civil Military Medicine

Supporting National Homeland Defense with Medical and Public Health Preparedness

Civil Military Medicine ensures the provision of the highest possible level and quality of health service support to military missions and domestic crisis that are outside the realm of major combat operations. Heavily involved with homeland disaster response, Civil Military Medicine works closely with groups at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels to ensure the safety and health of service members, beneficiaries, and the American people.  


Emergency Preparedness and Response

Civil Military Medicine ensures policies and programs are in place to enable the MHS to respond to disasters, public health emergencies, and mass casualty events that occur both on and off military installations.

Public Health Emergency Management


Federal Interagency Training and Education Group for Public Health and Medical Disaster Preparedness and Response


Pandemic Influenza Watchboard


Civil Support

Civil Military Medicine develops medical policies and procedures that facilitate MHS support to civilian authorities during naturally occurring or man-made disasters. We coordinate DOD support to the National Disaster Medical System and includes pandemic influenza/infectious disease preparedness.

National Disaster Medical System


National Response Framework<

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