DoD and Army Liaison to ATSDR

DoD and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) work together in an interagency (IA) effort to promote timely and efficient execution of ATSDR's public health activities at DoD installations and sites.  ATSDR's work includes public health assessment with regard to potential exposures to hazardous substances in the environment, engaging stakeholders, community involvement, health education, and completion of toxicological profiles on priority substances.  To accomplish this, it is vital to facilitate the exchange of accurate and complete information between DoD and ATSDR.  As the DoD Lead Agency, APHC executes the IA agreement, ensures funding, provides oversight and coordination, establishes and chairs the Service Liaison workgroup, identifies yearly requirements, negotiates the Annual Plan of Work, and serves in dispute resolution between the Services and ATSDR.  APHC also serves as the Army Liaison to ATSDR.