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Dr. Jay Montgomery Details Importance of the Immunization Healthcare Division

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4/8/2022
Dr. Jay Montgomery is a medical director for DHA’s Immunization Healthcare Division. In addition to being a clinician and educator, he also volunteers with Wounded Warriors to design, build and fly radio controlled helicopters. (Courtesy Photo)

Dr. Jay Montgomery is a medical director for the Defense Health Agency’s Immunization Healthcare Division’s North Atlantic Region Vaccine Safety Hub. In his role, Montgomery helps address vaccine and immunization questions and concerns.

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Immunization Healthcare | Health Readiness | Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Military Health System Research Program Seeks Funding Applications for FY2023

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4/7/2022
The Military Health System Research Program provides funding for projects that aim to improve care in military medical facilities like the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pictured here. (Photo: Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux, U.S. Air Force)

The funding prioritizes research projects that focus on the delivery of military health care and system-level innovations that impact cost and outcomes.

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Military Health System Research Branch | Research and Innovation

Defense Health Agency Fosters Culture of Safety, Accountability

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3/14/2022
A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

he Defense Health Agency is enhancing the culture of safety, accountability, and transparency at military hospitals and clinics around the world. A culture of teamwork can reduce burnout and workplace errors among medical units.

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Check Out the DHA Director's Professional Reading List for Your Next Read

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3/11/2022
The Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place recently released his professional reading list containing books related to strategy, economics, innovation and more. He’s pictured here during a recent town hall meeting with staff. (Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau)

If you are looking for your next read, Lt. Gen. Place’s professional reading list has a wide range of books to choose from.

Military Medical Units Support Civilian Hospitals Strained By COVID-19 Surge

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2/14/2022
Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley Gorman, a medical technician assigned to a military medical team deployed to Yuma, Arizona performs a nasal swab at the Yuma Regional Medical Center’s COVID testing drive-thru in Yuma, Jan. 17, 2022.

Thousands of service members have been supporting civilian hospitals with testing, vaccinations and treatment of seriously ill patients.

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Coronavirus

For Thousands of Troops, Eye Surgery is Key to Vision Readiness

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2/10/2022
A surgical team with the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg monitors the progress of a patient's surgery inside the Ophthalmology Clinic's Refractive Surgery suite.

Helping service members – especially aviators – see clearly without glasses is key to military readiness.

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Centers of Excellence | Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention | Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention | Vision Center of Excellence

2022 MHS Research Symposium Opens for 'Abstracts'

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1/6/2022
Poster of the MHSRS 2022

Abstracts for this year's Military Health System Research Symposium, with the theme "Optimizing Readiness – The Power of Military Medical Research," are due by Feb. 16.

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Research and Innovation | Medical Research and Development | MHS Research Symposium

Access to TRICARE Online Patient Portal Materials Just Got Easier

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12/20/2021
Beneficiaries may access outreach materials by clicking the Patient Portal Outreach option on the menu.

TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) outreach materials will be accessible without login on TOL PP

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About TRICARE

Flu Vaccination Rates are Running High Across the Military This Year

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12/8/2021
Image of a woman giving someone an injection on the arm.

Rates of flu vaccination among service members are significantly higher than in previous years.

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Since 9/11, These 8 Military Medical Advancements are Saving Lives

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9/14/2021
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Derek Weida jokes with a physician during his prosthetic leg fitting at a prosthetics clinic in Las Vegas in April 2018.

Years of military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan brought innovations that completely transformed the Military Health System's approach to combat casualty care. Here's a list of just a few ways military medicine has evolved in the two decades since the 9/11 attacks.

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Military Medical Researchers Honored For Commitment to Warfighters

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9/3/2021
Members of the COVID-19 Health Action Response for marines Team

The 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium awards honor excellence in medical warfighter-related research.

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MHS Research Symposium

DHA, NATO Collaborate to Achieve Military Medical Interoperability

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7/12/2021
Military personnel looking at a laptop screen

DHA collaborated with NATO and partner organizations for CWIX 2021 held in Poland, 7-25 June.

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Join Us!! Fifth Live Town Hall with Brig. Gen. Anita Fligge

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5/11/2021
Image of Brig Gen Anita Fligge, Deputy Assistant Director, Education and Training and Chief Nursing Officer

Join us for the MHS' Fifth Live Town Hall with Brig. Gen. Anita Fligge

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Nursing in the Military Health System

Join Us!! Fourth COVID-19 Townhall Update with Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm!

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4/27/2021
Fourth MHS Town Hall announcement with image of Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm, discussing the Critical Need for Blood Donations, Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. ET

Join us for the MHS' Fourth COVID-19 Townhall Update with Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm

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At MHS pharmacies, every day is ‘Drug Take Back Day’

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4/22/2021
Photo of empty pill bottles

With National Drug Take Back Day on April 24, MHS pharmacists remind patrons of 24/7 options to dispose of prescription drugs.

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