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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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Global Influenza Summary: February 19, 2017

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H7N9: February 16, 2017

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Biosurveillance Summary Provided by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch

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Course preps Army doctors, medics for deployment

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2/16/2017
Soldiers with Army Trauma Training Center’s Combat Extremity Surgery Course prepare a cadaver limb for placement of an external fixator. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

The course is specifically designed to prepare the Soldiers for the care of wounded while deployed

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Combat lifesaver course teaches lifesaving skills

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2/13/2017
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schiller and Air Force Staff Sgt. Alasdair Stretch participate in the hands on portion of the Combat Lifesavers Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The CLC is a 40-hour course centered on the three different phases of tactical combat casualty care: care under fire, tactical field care and casualty evacuation care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)

The combat lifesaver course is a tool that provides non-medical service members training to provide lifesaving measures beyond the level of self-aid or buddy aid

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Global Influenza Summary: February 12, 2017

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Air Force, Royal Navy medical teams train onboard HMS Ocean

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2/10/2017
Air Force 1st Lt. Bridget Henry, a critical care nurse with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, dons a helmet during a flight safety briefing. Henry was part of a mobile forward surgical team - expeditionary critical care team taking part in an exercise onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miles Wilson)

Teams of medical specialists worked to complete several objectives throughout the exercise which took place onboard the Royal Navy’s flagship HMS Ocean

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Overview of Navy Medicine

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Tasking Update Pediatric Health Care Services

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Tasking Update: Pediatric Health Care Services

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Zika in the Americas: February 8, 2017

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Global Influenza Summary: February 5, 2017

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H7N9: February 1, 2017

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Proper dental care can prevent disease

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2/1/2017
Navy Lt. Michelle Romeo teaches a first-grade student proper brushing techniques during  Dental Health Month at Graham A. Barden Elementary School in Havelock N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics)

More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of people

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Defense Health Agency medical teams on the job at presidential inaugural

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1/31/2017
Navy Lt. j.g. Kimberly Kozlowski, assigned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, performs a blood pressure demonstration after the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, D.C. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by Army Pvt. Genesis Gomez)

More than 5,000 service members took part in the 58th Presidential Inaugural on Jan. 20, 2017, including medical support from the National Capital Region

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Global Influenza Summary: January 29, 2017

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Zika in the Americas: January 25, 2017

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