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Our 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.

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Birth Certificate and Reporting

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.37

Cancelled. Replaced by DHA-AI 6025.11: Birth Certificate and Birth Reporting Procedures.

Birth Certificate and Birth Reporting Procedures

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.11

Establishes the DHA procedures for birth certificate and reporting at military medical treatment facilities.

Standardized Leadership Board Requirements for all Defense Health Agency Aligned Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 5136.04

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s procedures for Chain of Leadership Board requirements across the DHA enterprise to increase awareness of the DHA leadership structure and ensure standardization.

Acquisition Authorities and Implementation of the Defense Acquisition System

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 22-002

Establishes the DHA's procedures to implement acquisition authorities.

Education, Training, and Clinical Readiness Activities in the Military Health System

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 1025.02

Establishes DHA procedures to manage education, training, and clinical readiness activities across the MHS.


DHA Publication

Policy Number: 21-003

Establishes the DHA's procedures to specify mandated training for MHS GENESIS.

Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility for Administration and Management of Direct Care

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 5136.03

Establishes the DHA's delegations of authority and responsibility for the management of MTFs and DTFs transferred from Military Departments to control of the DHA.

Standard Form 182 Administration

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 1025.02

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the Administration of Standard Form (SF) 182, “Authorization, Agreement, and Certification of Training.”

Competitive Programs

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 1430.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the Workforce Development Branch program directives.

Inclusion of Gambling Disorder on the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA)

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6200.07

Cancelled. Served its purpose.

Defense Health Agency Cancer Registry Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.14

Creates the DHA’s procedures to establish common and uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DOD military medical treatment facilities providing oncological medical services to MHS beneficiaries.

Antiterrorism Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 078

Establishes DHA procedures to update responsibilities and provide direction for the implementation and establishment of the DHA Antiterrorism Program.

Authorized Nonlethal Weapons and Devices for Defense Health Agency Security Guards

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 22-013

Identifies all approved nonlethal weapons and devices authorized for use by DHA security guards.

180-Day Waiver Delegation Update

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 22-011

Delegates the authority to approve the appointment of retired members of the Armed Forces, within 180 days after retirement, to Market/Small and Market Stand-alone Organizations/Defense Health Agency Regions Directors.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support–Volume 9, Financial Procedures

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6430.02, Volume 9

This DHA-TM establishes the DHA's instructions for using the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support application.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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