Readiness

Readiness Through Research and Development

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, Ph.D., MSC, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center Readiness Through Research and Development, at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), that’s not just our motto, it’s what we do. Every day, our scientists are doing incredible work, studying how physical and psychological stressors impact our warfighters. After more than a decade of war, we know …

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Hospital Corpsman Skills Basic Course a Program Reborn

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Blake Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” If you’ve been around Navy Medicine for any time, you’ve likely found that to be a common mantra – constantly striving to improve. Starting Oct. 1, Hospital Corpsman (HM) at every Budget Submitting Office (BSO) 18 Patient Care …

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Navy Chaplains: Partners in Care to Help Build Spiritual Resilience

Editor’s Note: Blog was originally posted on NavyNavStress. It was contributed by Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Health Promotion and Wellness Department, and the Navy Chief of Chaplains Office One conversation can save a life. As part of Navy’s effort to encourage Sailors and Marines to access psychological health and emotional well-being resources, the Navy and Marine Corps Public …

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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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