Collaborative Leadership and an Evolving Military


By Lt. Jay A. Morrison, Ph.D., MSC, Naval Hospital Guam Our leadership uses multiple frameworks to maximize organizational effectiveness. Well organized and positive leadership profoundly impacts an establishment, including in our military and military healthcare systems. However, in the wake of lessons learned, after more than a decade of war, the nature of the military […]

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A Great Source for Healthy Produce

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By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, public health educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Patricia Booth, nurse educator, Naval Health Clinic New England and Bethany Sweatman, management analyst and Farmers Market Manager, Defense Logistics Agency Summer is here, and with it comes the bounty of the season: fresh, flavorful, locally grown fruits and vegetables. […]

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The Ballistic Missile of Behavioral Health Prevention

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By Lt. John Knorek, prevention and outreach officer, Directorate for Mental Health Services at Naval Hospital Okinawa Why go ballistic with prevention? A proactive approach to universal prevention is our revolution’s secret weapon. We remix an old battle cry with ballistic power. Why, because prevention and ballistic missiles share three common traits and advantages; Long-range […]

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Navy Mental Health Nurses – Force Multipliers

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By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control After more than a decade of war, the number of patients in need of mental health care continues to grow. While the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMH) is relatively new to the Navy, the benefits have already been significant in […]

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Keeping Bugs at Bay, and our Troops on the Battlefield

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By Capt. Eric R. Hoffman, officer in charge, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, and chairman of Armed Forces Pest Management Board Biting insects and the diseases they carry pose serious risks to the nation’s warriors around the globe. Control programs incorporating insecticide applications aimed at decreasing insect populations and providing protective equipment play a key role […]

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Navy Medicine is a global healthcare network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ship, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.