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Articles by Jacob Moore, MHS Communications

International Partnerships Foster Improvements in Military Health Care

Article
9/23/2021
Dr. Smith presenting at a podium

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight Dr. David Smith spoke about what makes global health, specifically military partnerships, work as part of the ICMM’s "Centennial Talks," in Schelle, Belgium.

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You Are Not Alone - Mental Health Care is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Article
9/21/2021
Soldier with head in hand.

There are many options for support available to those who are having thoughts of suicide and those around them.

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Somber Ceremony at DHA Headquarters Evokes Vivid Memories of 9/11

Article
9/10/2021
Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg bow their heads for the invocation prayer during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, Sept. 10.

Vivid memories and somber reflections marked an emotional ceremony at Defense Health Agency headquarters on Friday as the military medical community remembered and honored the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Gearing Up: SERE Instructor Gives Tips for Hitting the Trail This Fall

Article
9/8/2021
Marines in civilian clothes hiking in mountains.

SERE instructor and Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Apolo Silva talks about some of the key things to keep in mind, as well as precautions you should take, before and during heading out into the wilderness this fall.

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Making IT Boring Again: The Quiet Success of DHA's Global Network

Article
8/26/2021
Pat Flanders presenting at HIMSS 2021

Pat Flanders, DHA CIO, and Tom Hines, director of engineering and technology transformation for the DHA spoke to medical and IT professionals about cybersecurity within the enterprise at HIMSS21 in Las Vegas.

Maintaining Mission Readiness During a Pandemic

Article
8/24/2021
Gen. Place presents at HIMSS in Las Vegas.

DHA Director Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place discussed the national security implications of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Reform, COVID-19 Have Been Catalysts for Change in Military Medicine

Article
8/16/2021
Dr. Terry Adirim speaking to an audience at a conference

Healthcare is about taking care of people, so no amount of change or innovation is ever sufficient if modernization does not lead to helping patients, says acting ASDHA at HIMSS21 in Las Vegas.

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DOD's Whole of Government Approach to COVID is Working, Says Adirim

Article
8/13/2021
Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, right, speaks during a panel discussion.

Dr. Terry Adirim, said she has been impressed by the DOD’s COVID-19 response since taking over as ASDHA, and that adaptation and innovation have played key parts in that response.

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Senior Medical Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Response

Article
8/6/2021
Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place, director of the Defense Health Agency making remarks

The keys to tackling the emerging COVID-19 pandemic were to quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of the virus, and then put a plan in place to fight it, says DHA Director.

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New Markets, MHS Transformation and You: What Does it All Mean?

Article
7/27/2021
Team members of the Fort Belvoir Community prepare for the start of a new day

With ten new markets launching, U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Tracy Farrill, talks about what this means for beneficiaries.

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Safety Briefs: Don't be Boring and Use Real Examples

Article
7/21/2021
Marines receiving a safety brief

Two Marines share tips on how to make routine safety briefs both interesting and engaging.

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Old-School Summer Safety Risks: Sun, Water, Insects and Alcohol

Article
7/15/2021
Children sitting by the pool

A preventive medicine doctor talks about an array of summer-related safety concerns.

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Defense Health Agency Continues Transformation with Colorado Market

Article
6/24/2021
Military personnel unveiling flags

The Colorado Military Health System officially stood up June 22.

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MHS Tackles SCD Through a Variety of Treatment Methods

Article
6/23/2021
Military personnel donating blood

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day was June 19.

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Newly Promoted Maj. Gen. Shanna Woyak Ready to Lead DHA’s SSO

Article
6/17/2021
Military personnel receiving a promotion

Woyak will take control of the DHA’s Small Market and Stand Alone Military Treatment Facility Organization in the coming weeks, and will be the organization’s first director.

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