While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes for Health provide national level public health support to civilian communities, the Department of Defense's Defense Health Agency, or DHA, is responsible for overseeing military's public health efforts.
The DHA Public Health efforts are reflected by activities and experts in each Service located at different Defense Centers of Public Health (DCPH): DHA Public Health
The Clinical Public Health and Epidemiology Directorate (CPHE) of the DCPH at Aberdeen (DCPH-A), provides essential public health services to enhance the technical competency of military healthcare providers and improve combat and protective equipment and policies to reduce injury and disease risk to service members and DoD workers. The CPHE's specialized medical and public health experts –
- conduct routine military epidemiological surveillance of injuries and diseases
- investigate health conditions, causes, risks and solutions
- perform epidemiological consults (EPICONS)
- provide consultative services for healthcare providers, policy-makers, and leaders
- develop products to assist providers and communicate health messaging
If you are a healthcare provider or public health professional –
see CPHE technical & training presentations produced by our experts.
If you have specific concerns – see additional information about CPHE’s specialized Divisions and