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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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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.

Walk-in Contraception Services at Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.09

Establishes DHA's procedures for implementation of walk-in contraception services at all Military Medical Treatment Facilities for Active Duty and eligible beneficiaries of the MHS.

Pay Setting Policy

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 1340.01

Establishes DHA civilian personnel policies and procedures for pay setting determinations in instances where law, regulation, or other policy permits discretion.

Forms Management Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 5010.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures to manage and maintain the DHA Forms Management Program.

Controlled Medical Items Management for Medical Logistics Areas

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6430.08

Establishes DHA procedures to provide policy and procedures necessary for managing controlled medical items within DHA's Medical Logistics departments.

Sustainment Management System (SMS) BUILDER Site Support for Real Property Assets

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 4270.01

Establishes DHA's procedures for collecting and managing data in the DHA SMS-BUILDER database.

Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 22-006

Provides supplemental, ongoing guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lifecycle Management Services Information Technology Asset Management

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 8220.01

Establishes DHA's procedures for implementing and managing Information Technology.

Policy Memorandum on the Defense Health Agency Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 21-004

Provides guidance on the implementation of vaccination, attestation, and testing requirements to reduce the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Defense Medical Information System (DMIS) Identifier (ID) Management Procedures

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6010.03

Establishes procedures for DMIS ID table maintenance within the Military Health System.

Defense Health Program Internal Use Software

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 7040.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures for managing the Military Health System’s Internal Use Software (IUS).

Implementation Guidance for the Utilization of DD Form 3074, Canine Treatment and Resuscitation Record

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6000.10

Establishes the DHA's procedures on the use of the DD Form 3074, Canine Treatment and Resuscitation Record for standardized and consistent documentation of a military working dog trauma injuries.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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