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Vision

A cutting-edge, world-class Public Health capability that is lean, efficient, effective, forward leaning, strategically positioned to fully meet the MHS and Customer needs.

Mission

Our mission is to:

  • Support the move from a health care system to a system of health by focusing on the prevention of disease, disability, and death in garrison and while deployed
  • Create timely, standardized execution guidance, in collaboration with the Services
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiencies (e.g., manpower and cost savings) through consolidation/re-engineering of functions
  • Develop comprehensive portfolio management and DHA Public Health structure to best accommodate the integration and evolution of future product lines.

What We Do:


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