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Defense Health Agency

The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA uses the principles of Ready Reliable Care to advance high reliability practices across the Military Health System by improving our system operations, driving innovative solutions, and cultivating a culture of safety. 

What We Do

The DHA’s global workforce of almost 140,000 civilians and military personnel is committed to medical excellence, health care improvement and ensuring military personnel are ready to perform combat operations and humanitarian missions at home and abroad.

Our Priorities

We are committed to ensuring uniformed service members are healthy and safe from potential health threats, and health care professionals who provide care for our forces, receive optimized training, education, and relevant clinical settings to build skills for deployment. Without our people, the MHS cannot deliver the optimal care our beneficiaries expect and deserve. This commitment is organized around four strategic priorities in the DHA Campaign Plan.

This is the Defense Health Agency

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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