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Military Health System

Health Surveillance

Date of Publication:

6/16/2016

Definition:

The systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on the health of individuals, populations, and relevant health hazards; with timely distribution of actionable information to users at all levels.  Health surveillance provides data that support evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of force health protection (FHP) measures.  It includes medical surveillance as well as occupational and environmental health surveillance.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.05: Force Health Protection Quality Assurance (FHPQA) Program

Last Updated: December 05, 2018
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