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Immunization Tool Kit 9th Edition

Publication
6/6/2023

A practical reference that facilitates and enhances the global delivery of quality immunization healthcare to Department of Defense beneficiaries and employees. The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division publishes the Immunization Tool Kit based on national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, and clinical practice guidelines.

National Museum of Health and Medicine Hosts “Bugapalooza” as Part of Military Health System’s 2023 “Bug Week” Campaign

Article
6/6/2023
MHS Media Advisory + MHS Seal

The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) is excited to host “Bugapalooza,” a family-friendly event to educate the community on the role of bugs in military medicine. “Bugapalooza” is the kick-off to the Military Health System's (MHS) 2023 “Bug Week,” a campaign aimed at raising awareness of bug-borne illnesses and treatment options among members of the military community and the public.

Bug Week

Calendar Event
6/5/2023

This summer, we're celebrating Bug Week from June 10 through 17 to educate you about bug-borne illnesses you may encounter at home and at forward-deployed operational sites. Mark your calendars! We ANT-icipate a really great time!!!

Mental Health is Health

Spotlight
6/5/2023
Mental Health is Health

The Military Health System has many resources available to help service members, families, or veterans who are struggling with mental health challenges.

U.S. Space Force Details Holistic Health Approach, Continuous Fitness Assessment Study

Article Around MHS
6/5/2023
The U.S. Space Force becomes the first service component to use wearables to keep track of their Guardians fitness and other measures of readiness, with the introduction of the holistic health approach. (Graphic by U.S. Space Force)

The U.S. Space Force is implementing a holistic health approach for uniformed Guardians, including a voluntary two-year continuous fitness assessment study to assess and validate a new fitness concept using wearable devices for the service.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Diseases and Vaccines

Fact Sheet
6/5/2023

This information paper describes tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases, and the vaccines to prevent them.

Bed Bug Awareness Week: Lunch and Learn

Calendar Event
6/2/2023

Dr. Maria A Gonzales-Morales, Entomologist, DCPH-A, will discuss how to approach bed bug infestations, alleviate the social stigma associated with them and raise awareness of the hardest pest to eradicate in the US.

New FDA Guidance for Long-standing Deferral; HIV Changes

Photo
6/2/2023
New FDA Guidance for Long-standing Deferral; HIV Changes

The Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidance on blood donations, removing some long-standing deferrals. In addition to this, the FDA is also considering moving towards an individualized risk-based approach when deciding donor eligibility. These changes are related to HIV medications and those at risk for contracting HIV. (credit: Swati Agani)

New FDA Guidance for Long-standing Deferral; HIV Changes

Article
6/2/2023
New FDA Guidance for Long-standing Deferral; HIV Changes

The Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance on blood donations, removing some long-standing deferrals. In addition to this, the FDA is also considering moving towards an individualized risk-based approach when deciding donor eligibility. These changes are related to HIV medications and those at risk for contracting HIV.

Operationalizing Army Medicine in the Pacific

Article Around MHS
6/2/2023
U.S. Army Maj. Nekkeya McGee, a clinical operations blood operations consultant with the 18th Medical Command, discusses medical logistics with a Land Forces Pacific Symposium and Exposition 2023 attendee in Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 16, 2023. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Hughes)

More than 2,000 senior U.S. Army leaders, military allies and partners, government representatives, and industry partners participated in the Association of the United States Army’s Land Forces Pacific Symposium and Exposition 2023. A major theme was operationalizing the National Defense Strategy.

Walter Reed Celebrates Bug Week

Video
6/2/2023
Walter Reed Celebrates Bug Week

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates Bug Week with an informational video about prevention of Vector-borne illnesses. Bug Week is a time to inform and learn about vector-borne illnesses and ways to prevent them. (DOD video by Ricardo J. Reyes)

Kids Talk Medicine / Chikungunya

Video
6/1/2023
Kids Talk Medicine / Chikungunya

Once you learn how to say CHIKUNGUNYA, take a minute to learn what it is!

Preparing your Pet for a Permanent Change of Station Move

Article Around MHS
6/1/2023
Dr. (Maj.) Meghan Louis, Director of Veterinary Services at Public Health Command-Pacific, greets chocolate lab Sadie, prior to her appointment at Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility. (Photo by Kathryne Gest, U.S. Army Pacific Public Health Command)

U.S. Army Maj. (Dr.) Meghan Louis, Director of Veterinary Services at Public Health Command-Pacific, explains how U.S. Army veterinarians are critical in providing the necessary documents for travel and are committed to providing expert advice, based on scientific knowledge, on animal health and welfare when it comes to traveling with pets.

Solution Delivery Division Annual Report 2022

Report
6/1/2023

Solution Delivery Division 2022: A Year in Review

Bed Bugs are Coming!

Infographic
6/1/2023
Bed bugs are coming and this hitchhiker wants your blood!

Bed bugs are coming and this hitchhiker wants your blood!

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