Public Health

Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about health care and a new …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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Navy’s ShipShape Program: It’s Your Job to Stay Fit and Our Job to Help

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Maintaining a healthy weight is mission critical, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As service members, beneficiaries, retirees, and government civilians, you are constantly balancing work life and personal life. It can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get …

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NCCOSC Contributes to Medical Research

By Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control  Public Affairs At the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), we are improving the psychological health care Navy Medicine delivers to wounded, ill, and injured service members, by contributing to research on several relevant topics. One such topic currently in our research pipeline is military sexual trauma (MST), …

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Preventive Health Equals War Fighter Readiness

By Capt. Eric R. Hoffman, MSC, executive officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center When I entered my PhD program in medical entomology, I had absolutely no idea where the journey would eventually take me.  Fast-forward 20 years later as executive officer for the Navy’s definitive public health resource; I can say without hesitation that public health is more …

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