Back to Top Skip to main content

Deployment Health

The Deployment Health Branch provides product development and deployment health execution guidance in order to optimize Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) and keep a healthy and fit fighting force which is medically ready to deploy at any time.

Deployment Health leads the charge in managing IMR, Reserve Health Readiness, Periodic Health Assessments (PHAs), and Deployment Related Health Assessments.

Individual Medical Readiness

IMR is a means to assess an individual service member’s, or larger cohort’s, readiness level against established metrics applied to key elements of health and fitness to determine medical deployability in support of contingency operations.

IMR consists of core medical requirements that service members must maintain at all times. Commanders and senior leaders constantly monitor IMR status to ensure a maximum state of mission readiness.

Reserve Health Readiness Program

Reserve Health Readiness is a DoD program that helps supplement the Reserve component’s readiness mission and satisfy key deployment requirements by providing medical and dental services to all Reserve component forces through IMR services, PHA, and Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA). 

Periodic Health Assessments

The PHA is the key process for assessment and maintenance of the currency of IMR using DD Form 3024. The PHA is used to:

  • Identify duty limiting and deployment limiting conditions
  • Fulfill the required annual Mental Health Assessment
  • Monitor and guide military personnel in the area of preventive health screening and education
  • Screen for currency of occupational medical examinations and other health assessments

Deployment Related Health Assessments

The Deployment Related Health Assessments (DRHAs) are used to screen service members at critical milestones in the deployment process. They provide an opportunity to identify health concerns before and after deployment and to facilitate appropriate care.

Deployment Related Health Assessments include:

  • Pre-Deployment Health Assessment - required within 120 days of deployment. 
  • Post-Deployment Health Assessment - required +/-30 days of redeployment.
  • Post-Deployment Health Reassessment - required 90-180 days after redeployment.  

You also may be interested in...

Traumatic Brain Injury A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans Module 1

Report
4/1/2010

Defense Health Board: Traumatic Brain Injury A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans Module 1

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health | Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans Welome

Report
4/1/2010

Defense Health Board: Traumatic Brain Injury A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans Welcome

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health | Traumatic Brain Injury

CJCSI 3137.01D The Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)

Policy

Policy for Decreasing Use of Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) in Combat Zones

Policy
  • Identification #: 09-006
  • Date: 3/12/2009
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Deployment Health

Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Assessment of Sodium Dichromate Exposure

Report
12/19/2008

Defense Health Board (DHB) conducted an external review of a U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) occupational and environmental health assessment conducted in 2003 at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Basra, Iraq to address a potential sodium dichromate exposure to United States military service members.

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health | Environmental Exposures

Deployment Health Research Center External Review

Presentation
9/5/2008

Deployment Health Research Center External Review presented to the Defense Health Board Sept. 5, 2008

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health | Research and Innovation

Biowarfare Countermeasures Subcommittee Update

Presentation
9/4/2008

Biowarfare Countermeasures Subcommittee Update presented to the Defense Health Board Sept. 4, 2008

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health

Evidence Based Accession Deployment and Retention Military Medical Standards

Report
7/9/2008

Defense Health Board: Evidence Based Accession Deployment and Retention Military Medical Standards

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health

Health Risk Assessment Burn Pit Exposures Balad Air Base Iraq

Report
6/26/2008

Defense Health Board: Health Risk Assessment Burn Pit Exposures Balad Air Base Iraq

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health | Environmental Exposures

Emergency Blood Transfusions in Combat Theaters and Impact on HIV Testing Policy

Report
6/2/2008

Defense Health Board: Emergency Blood Transfusions in Combat Theaters and Impact on HIV Testing Policy

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health

Health Risk Assessment Burn Pit Exposures at Balad Air Base

Presentation
4/24/2008

Health Risk Assessment Burn Pit Exposures at Balad Air Base presented to the Defense Health Board April 24, 2008

Recommended Content:

Deployment Health

POST-DEPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT (PDHA)

Policy

POST-DEPLOYMENT HEALTH RE-ASSESSMENT (PDHRA)

Policy

Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Heath

Report
6/1/2007

Defense Health Board: Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Heath

Recommended Content:

Mental Health Care | Health Readiness | Public Health | Deployment Health

ASD (HA) Memo "TBI Questions for the Post Deployment Health Assessment"

Policy
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 
Showing results 46 - 60 Page 4 of 5

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing: Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.