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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.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting Nov. 30, 2022

Meeting Reference
1/24/2023

Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting November 30 2022

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Meeting Materials

Standard Appointing Process, Procedures, Hours of Operation, Productivity, Performance Measures and Appointment Types in Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health Care in Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication
2/4/2020

Policy Number: 18-001

Cancelled, served its purpose.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Jan.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs (Feb.)

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will host a “Lunch and Learn” webinar titled “CDMRP Overview, How to Apply, Tips for Success, and FY23 Programs” on January 27, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST. CDMRP is the sponsoring organization. This meeting is being hosted by CDMRP-contracted support from Leidos. Webinars will be recorded. For additional information about CDMRP, visit https://cdmrp.health.mil.

Defense Health Agency Fiscal Year 23-24 Industry Day Requirements Exchange

Calendar Event
1/23/2023

DHA holds annual, agency-wide Industry Day Requirements Exchange (IDRE) events to enhance relationships with industry partners. The next Industry Day event will be Wednesday, March 22, 2023; 9:00 a.m. EST.

Former Medic Excels at Academics, Leads Medical, Burn Treatment Development

Article Around MHS
1/23/2023
Kristin Jones Maia

Kristin Jones Maia has a passion for learning, and it shows. As a product manager and go-to expert at Fort Detrick’s U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, she leads a development team focused on battlefield burn treatments.

MLK Day National Day of Service: Remember. Celebrate. Act.

Article
1/23/2023
MLK infographic

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy still affects us today.

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Progressive Return to Activity: Primary Care for Acute Concussion Management

Publication
1/23/2023

The Progressive Return to Activity (PRA): Primary Care for Acute Concussion Management clinical recommendation is an evidence-based return to activity protocol for primary care managers and concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinic providers. The PRA is a six-step approach that begins after the provider performs the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE 2) and diagnoses the patient with a concussion/TBI. The PRA stages start with relative rest and allow service members to gradually increase activities until they receive clearance for return to full duty or activity. In each stage, it offers general and military specific activities and options to help providers manage their patients’ primary symptom clusters. The PRA also offers recommendations on specialty referrals and handouts are available for providers to give patients and leadership.

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Graduate Medical Education

Training
(In person)

The mission of the National Capital Consortium is to educate physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals who care for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines of all ages and their families. The NCC will provide a scholarly environment and is dedicated to excellence in both education and healthcare etc. The NCC is dedicated to instilling in these trainees the ethical values and standards expected of those devoting their lives to public service.

Toxicologists Hold Vital Role in Protecting DOD Workforce

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
Toxicologist working in laboratory

Among the DOD's priorities, protecting warfighters from enemy combatants and weapons is critical. But there are other scenarios, when undetected, that pose threat to the health of our military. Find out why that makes the job of a DOD toxicologists so important.

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Public Health

USU Students Dedication Leads to Mission Critical Lifesaving Blood Drives

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Adam Stainiger

Blood provides life-extending properties. No one knows this like U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Adam Stainiger does. Find out how his own mother's health journey prompted Stainiger's dedication hosting blood drives to help other service members and their families.

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Pharmacists Indispensable in Dispensing Patient-Centered Care

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
Naval Hospital Bremerton pharmacists pose for a picture

National Pharmacist Day, on Jan. 12, provides an annual date to recognize that the pharmacists assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton are at the forefront in combining high tech convenience with patient-centered care.

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Meeting Reference
1/20/2023

Donated Blood Saves Lives

Article
1/20/2023
Military personnel donating blood

The Military Health System needs many units of blood every day. The Armed Services Blood Program has a mission to meet that need globally, whenever, and wherever needed.

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Catching Up With MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
1/19/2023
Military medical personnel examining patients' records

Keesler's 81st Medical Group successfully passed the initial 90-day mark of the migration to the new MHS GENESIS. See how its standardization will help patients and providers navigate a more efficient communication experience.

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