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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

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6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maricopa County, Arizona, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 23, 2024, due to the Rose Wildfire.

U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

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6/15/2024
U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdrs. “Gean” Boca and Raben Talvo receive CIO award, and ACHE Early Career Executive award, respectively, for their health IT expertise and contributions.

New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

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6/14/2024
New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Check out the new Patient Resources section on tricare.mil. This section makes it easy to find forms, track your health records, learn about disaster alerts, and more.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

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6/13/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 12 Florida counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 22, 2024, due to flooding.

Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

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6/13/2024
Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

The Military Health System is working to create a common medical vocabulary to standardize terms and definitions to improve care.

Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

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6/11/2024
Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

The Defense Health Agency celebrated nurses during a National Nurses Week event held May 10, 2024, at DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

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6/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Iowa may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 17, 2024, due to storm damage.

Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk for Suicide

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6/7/2024
military personnel engaged in conversation

Suicide risk clinical practice guideline from VA/DOD updated with new evidence-based information for providers, patients.

Private and Public Collaboration Key to Defense Health Agency Vision for the Future

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6/7/2024
Naomi Escoffery, DHA’s chief innovation officer speaks at conference

Using innovative technology in the delivery of health care and creating effective partnerships were two big topics among Defense Health Agency senior leaders and staff that spoke at the annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando the week of March 11 – 15, 2024.

Defense Health Agency Welcomes New Research and Development Workforce

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6/6/2024
Defense Health Agency Welcomes New Research and Development Workforce

Role, importance of Military Medical Research Mission reinforced.

Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

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6/5/2024
Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

Advancements and new technology in health care would not be possible or viable without dedicated personnel who carry out research to find new cures, medicine, equipment, and surgical procedures in making life better for millions of patients.

Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

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6/5/2024
Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

June 2024 is Men’s Health Month, and Defense Health Agency Public Health officials are reminding males of the importance of taking charge of their health for a longer, happier lifestyle.

D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

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6/4/2024
D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

D-Day medics and physicians on the beaches and behind enemy lines saved countless lives on June 6, 1944, mostly with few medical supplies.

The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

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6/4/2024
The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

U.S. Army Corps nurses played a pivotal role in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, the largest sea, air, and land invasion in history. Eighty years ago, the allied forces, including nearly 160,000 American, British, and Canadian service members, landed on the beaches at Normandy and began pushing inland. Nurses were deployed soon after to set up field hospitals and treat injured soldiers.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Corral County, California, due to Corral Fire

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6/4/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Corral County, California, due to Corral Fire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Corral County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 13, 2024, due to the Corral Fire.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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