Tag Archives: MHS

MHS’ Contribution as a Global Force for Good

Good morning MHS Team, Last month, the five of us embarked on a visit with medical units and combat leaders in Afghanistan. In the austere environment of this country, the Military Health System is an actor in two major missions – our combat medicine mission and the sustainment of host-nation health capacity in the era following our drawdown this summer. …

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Tobacco Use – Our People, Our Policies, Our Personal Responsibilities

There is no debate on the hazards of smoking and tobacco use. From a scientific perspective, the debate ended conclusively over 50 years ago when the U.S. Surgeon General issued the landmark report that changed how the country faced this growing public health threat.  Smoking kills. And 50 years later, it is still killing. Smoking is the leading cause of …

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A Message from MHS Leadership: Patient Centered Medical Home

From Military Health System Leadership After more than a decade of war and in a period of national evolution in concepts of health care, the Military Health System (MHS) must reengineer processes by which we bring health to the 9.6 million beneficiaries we serve.  We have embarked on a shared strategy to prepare the MHS to successfully meet the future …

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A Message From MHS Leadership

We are 100 days into a multi-year period of significant change in how we manage and lead the Military Health System. We want to acknowledge the important changes that have already occurred, outline the major activities in the coming year that will demand our continued attention and discipline, and remind everyone of the vital responsibilities we have to those we …

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A Message from the Military Health System Leadership

Military Health System Team, As military health professionals, we are called upon to be both healers and leaders.  Paramount to our strategic priorities is the core mission to ensure the health and readiness of our forces.  As leaders we have more than an obligation to ensure health and readiness, we have an obligation to model behavior that produces health and …

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