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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 Defense Health Agency (DHA) 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 supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS.

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O say, can you SEE?  It may be time for your annual eye exam. Find a provider during #NationalEyewearDay. Visit @TRICARE...
06/06/2021

O say, can you SEE?

It may be time for your annual eye exam. Find a provider during #NationalEyewearDay.

Visit @TRICARE to check your coverage: https://tricare.mil/vision.

O say, can you SEE?

It may be time for your annual eye exam. Find a provider during #NationalEyewearDay.

Visit @TRICARE to check your coverage: https://tricare.mil/vision.

"The heart of a warrior is not defined by the sharpness of his blade but the strength of his character."Join us in takin...
06/06/2021

"The heart of a warrior is not defined by the sharpness of his blade but the strength of his character."

Join us in taking time to pause and honor all who are living with cancer. Keep fighting, you got this! #CancerSurvivorDay

"The heart of a warrior is not defined by the sharpness of his blade but the strength of his character."

Join us in taking time to pause and honor all who are living with cancer. Keep fighting, you got this! #CancerSurvivorDay

Seventy-seven years ago on the Normandy coast thousands gave up their tomorrows for our today.May we never forget the he...
06/06/2021

Seventy-seven years ago on the Normandy coast thousands gave up their tomorrows for our today.

May we never forget the heroism and sacrifice that changed the course of history. #DDay77

Seventy-seven years ago on the Normandy coast thousands gave up their tomorrows for our today.

May we never forget the heroism and sacrifice that changed the course of history. #DDay77

06/05/2021
MHS Minute

TUNE IN: Here's your #MHSMinute!

We're committed to transforming military health! From the establishment of the Tidewater Market in southeast VA to the deployment of #MHSGENESIS to MTF's across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), we're enhancing patient care and readiness one step at a time!

For those who may or may not be wondering -- Cicadas may trigger shellfish allergies if consumed, as reported by the U.S...
06/05/2021

For those who may or may not be wondering -- Cicadas may trigger shellfish allergies if consumed, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Please take caution before indulging in this crispy, protein-packed snack. #SaturdaySpotlight

Yep! We have to say it!

Don't eat cicadas if you're allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters. https://go.usa.gov/xHg69

After three years in the highest position in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS, and more than 37 years of active...
06/04/2021
‘The people and the mission’: Retiring Air Force Surgeon General reflects on challenges, t

After three years in the highest position in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS, and more than 37 years of active duty service, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg has retired. Her tenure as Surgeon General was marked with the ongoing Military Health transformation, the emergency response to COVID-19, and the first Surgeon General responsible for the care of United States Space Force Guardians.

When Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg assumed the role of Air Force Surgeon General in 2018, she saw an opportunity to carve out a renewed readiness vision and foster a culture of innovation for the Air Force

Everything in moderation. 🍩❤️It’s all about balanced nutrition -- so, who is celebrating the day accordingly?#NationalDo...
06/04/2021

Everything in moderation. 🍩❤️
It’s all about balanced nutrition -- so, who is celebrating the day accordingly?#NationalDonutDay

Let's face it, these sweet treats can be pretty a-glaze-ing. This National #DonutDay we invite you to celebrate responsibly and in moderation, as excessive intake of sugar can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

In summary, just donut overdo it. 🍩

#FactFriday: Some military hospitals and clinics may offer certain vision procedures that aren't covered by TRICARE. Con...
06/04/2021

#FactFriday: Some military hospitals and clinics may offer certain vision procedures that aren't covered by TRICARE.

Contact your local military hospital or clinic to learn what programs are offered near you: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Vision.

#FactFriday: Some military hospitals and clinics may offer certain vision procedures that aren't covered by TRICARE.

Contact your local military hospital or clinic to learn what programs are offered near you: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Vision.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the mental health impacts of COVID-19 will outlive the pand...
06/03/2021
Mental Health Panel Discusses Impact of COVID-19

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the mental health impacts of COVID-19 will outlive the pandemic itself. Follow along as health-care providers, spiritual leaders and support services personnel discuss the way ahead, and holistic approach to combating the collateral impacts of COVID-19.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center |Fort George G. Meade, Md

Walter Reed Bethesda hosts mental health panel to discuss the impacts of COVID-19.

06/03/2021

Get the Facts: Should Children get the #COVID19 vaccine?

After clinical trials that showed 100% efficacy, robust antibody responses, and no serious side effects, the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19vaccine is now approved for teens ages 12 to 15.

Learn more: Caution-https://go.usa.gov/x63dn

06/03/2021
Veterinary Corps Mission

Thanks to the #USArmy Veterinary Corps for the dedicated service in keeping the mission going for 105 years! Their technical expertise ensures mission readiness by keeping our service members, equines and canines healthy.

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Chief

#COVID19Vaccine Fact or Fiction:If I am trying to conceive or want to get pregnant in the future, is vaccination right f...
06/03/2021

#COVID19Vaccine Fact or Fiction:

If I am trying to conceive or want to get pregnant in the future, is vaccination right for me?

More #VaxFacts here: https://go.usa.gov/xH6cN.

#COVID19Vaccine Fact or Fiction:

If I am trying to conceive or want to get pregnant in the future, is vaccination right for me?

More #VaxFacts here: https://go.usa.gov/xH6cN.

New clinics opened by "Desert Medics" of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) on the Joint Training Center in Jo...
06/02/2021
'Desert Medics' open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan

New clinics opened by "Desert Medics" of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) on the Joint Training Center in Jordan will provide valuable service to ensure the health of the soldiers on base. Here's how ⤵️.

'Desert Medics' begin Operation Eagle's Landing, open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan.

It’s starts with us!This #PTSDAwarenessMonth take a stand, check on your battle buddies, know your nine line and ensure ...
06/02/2021

It’s starts with us!

This #PTSDAwarenessMonth take a stand, check on your battle buddies, know your nine line and ensure no one fights alone! #PTSD treatments work, let’s raise awareness and help those battling trauma get help.

https://health.mil/ptsd

It’s starts with us!

This #PTSDAwarenessMonth take a stand, check on your battle buddies, know your nine line and ensure no one fights alone! #PTSD treatments work, let’s raise awareness and help those battling trauma get help.

https://health.mil/ptsd

The U.S. Coast Guard's electronic health records solution, #MHSGENESIS, is officially expanding from four pilot sites to...
06/02/2021
Coast Guard set to roll out new electronic health record system soon

The U.S. Coast Guard's electronic health records solution, #MHSGENESIS, is officially expanding from four pilot sites to 14 clinics and 17 sickbays as the Pacific Area rollout prepares to go live at the end of August 2021. https://go.usa.gov/x6CPj

U.S. Coast Guard prepares to deploy new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, at 14 clinics and 17 sickbays in the Pacific Area by the end of August 2021.

Many parents and adolescents are lining up to #GetTheVax. However, as schools reopen and face covering guidelines are li...
06/01/2021
Based on data, MHS experts encourage vaccines for adolescents

Many parents and adolescents are lining up to #GetTheVax. However, as schools reopen and face covering guidelines are lifted, we encourage parents to get their children #vaccinated to help protect them.

With the Pfizer vaccine approved for youth ages 12 to 15, MHS adolescents are lining up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eyes Sharp, Ears On!#StaySightandSoundReady during Vision & Hearing Awareness Month with Hearing Center of Excellence (H...
06/01/2021
Hearing Center of Excellence

Eyes Sharp, Ears On!

#StaySightandSoundReady during Vision & Hearing Awareness Month with Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE)..

Learn more about hearing programs https://hearing.health.mil, and vision initiatives https://vce.health.mil/.

The Hearing Center of Excellence, or HCE, fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and research of hearing loss and auditory injury.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s #COVID19 Operational Planning Team (OPT) has transitioned its mission to the Coro...
06/01/2021
“Shots in arms” – OPT planned & coordinated to meet COVID-19 mission

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s #COVID19 Operational Planning Team (OPT) has transitioned its mission to the Coronavirus Vaccine Immunization Program (CVIP) working group. The team consisted of representatives from the... find out more using the link below.

https://go.usa.gov/x6CUS.

The Department of Defense’s COVID-19 Operational Planning Team has been the quiet force behind the DOD’s vaccination effort since November.

The ability to hear and communicate is critical to Warrior and unit safety. It is central to effective command and contr...
05/31/2021

The ability to hear and communicate is critical to Warrior and unit safety. It is central to effective command and control, as well as mission accomplishment. Learn how the Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) is addressing hearing health. https://hearing.health.mil/ #SaveYourHearingDay

The ability to hear and communicate is critical to Warrior and unit safety. It is central to effective command and control, as well as mission accomplishment. Learn how the Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) is addressing hearing health. https://hearing.health.mil/ #SaveYourHearingDay

Remember. Honor. Celebrate.On this #MemorialDay, let us not forget those who have made true sacrifices for our country. ...
05/31/2021

Remember. Honor. Celebrate.

On this #MemorialDay, let us not forget those who have made true sacrifices for our country. We are the land of the free because of the brave.

#MemorialDay

Remember. Honor. Celebrate.

On this #MemorialDay, let us not forget those who have made true sacrifices for our country. We are the land of the free because of the brave.

#MemorialDay

05/31/2021
YouCanQuit2 Campaign Overview Video

The #DOD is committed to supporting our service members and families in successfully quitting to***co. If you’re struggling to quit, you are not alone. Find helpful resources at https://www.ycq2.org/.
WorldNoTobaccoDay #UCanQuit2 #TobaccoCessation

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups t...
05/30/2021

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups to hazards and humidity, follow along, and try not to break a sweat. 😅 #SummerSafety doesn't happen by mistake. Don't be a McKlutz!

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups to hazards and humidity, follow along, and try not to break a sweat. 😅 #SummerSafety doesn't happen by mistake. Don't be a McKlutz!

Don’t suffer alone. If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental health disorder, please contact the Military Cri...
05/30/2021

Don’t suffer alone. If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental health disorder, please contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255. #MentalHealthMonth

Don’t suffer alone. If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental health disorder, please contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255. #MentalHealthMonth

05/29/2021
Memorial Day

This weekend we remember, with solemn humility, those who've given their country, their brothers- and sisters-in-arms, and their loved ones what President Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion." We will never forget your sacrifice.

According to the #CDC, more than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year, and rate of new cases has doubled from 1982 ...
05/29/2021

According to the #CDC, more than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year, and rate of new cases has doubled from 1982 to 2011. Learn how you can help raise awareness about skin cancer and prevent future melanoma cases. Visit: https://go.usa.gov/xHWDh. #MelanomaAwarenessMonth

According to the #CDC, more than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year, and rate of new cases has doubled from 1982 to 2011. Learn how you can help raise awareness about skin cancer and prevent future melanoma cases. Visit: https://go.usa.gov/xHWDh. #MelanomaAwarenessMonth

05/28/2021
Mental Health Awareness Month

As #MentalHealthMonth draws to a close, we must continue working to reduce the stigma while taking care of our own mental health. Remember, anyone can experience a mental illness.

Learn more about treatment to find what #WorksForYou all year long here: https://bit.ly/3oYxKPf

#BeatTheHeat ☀️ If you’re exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments, you may be at risk of heat stress. Heat s...
05/28/2021

#BeatTheHeat ☀️ If you’re exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments, you may be at risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or heat rashes. Don’t get burned by injury. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xHWWV. #HeatAwareness

#BeatTheHeat ☀️ If you’re exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments, you may be at risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or heat rashes. Don’t get burned by injury. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xHWWV. #HeatAwareness

Photos from Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE)'s post
05/28/2021

Photos from Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE)'s post

As the only program of its type across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),  the Advanced Virtual Support for Operation...
05/28/2021
ADVISOR brings support to medical personal in austere environments

As the only program of its type across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Advanced Virtual Support for Operational Forces (ADVISOR) program provides global on-demand access to a full spectrum of medical tele-consultation services for emergent and urgent care. Learn more below. ⬇️

The Military Health System offers the Advanced Virtual Support for Operational Forces program, or ADVISOR, for remote military medical professionals.

05/27/2021

Spring into the Zone. DHA OSBP is looking for HubZone small businesses for future opportunities. Register at [email protected].

#DHA #OSBP #HUBZone

Based on what we know about #COVID19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that th...
05/27/2021

Based on what we know about #COVID19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 🙌 https://tricare.mil/covidvaccines

Based on what we know about #COVID19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 🙌 https://tricare.mil/covidvaccines

Asian Pacific Americans have made lasting contributions to America’s history and wartime efforts. Many men put their liv...
05/27/2021

Asian Pacific Americans have made lasting contributions to America’s history and wartime efforts. Many men put their lives on the line for their country. Hear their stories: https://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-asianpacific.html
#AAPIHeritageMonth

Asian Pacific Americans have made lasting contributions to America’s history and wartime efforts. Many men put their lives on the line for their country. Hear their stories: https://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-asianpacific.html
#AAPIHeritageMonth

05/26/2021
Got Your 6

TUNE IN 👉: TRICARE's #GotYour6

The #COVID19vaccine has now been expanded to include pre-teens and teens.
Contact your local DoD clinic for vaccine availability to #GetTheVax – even if it's not where you normally get care. For a full list of sites and to schedule an appointment, visit: www.tricare.mil/VaccineAppointments

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I became tired of hearing about COVID-19 and not doing anything about it, so volunteered for the Duke University/Astra-Zenica drug trials. I've received both of my vaccinations and have a telephonic check-up every week and go in for a blood test once a month. This is a two-year trial, so I'm in it "for the duration." I see no better way to contribute to the cause of good health for all by volunteering. I want to say "thank you" to my DHA friend, Jonathan Morris, who answered my request for information on how to go about doing this!
Song and dance nothing but smoke and mirrors and no one that takes responsibility for anything. Just getting an answer on messenger take at least 24 hours. Sounds like an Inspector General complaint or Congressial. What do you think
Does DHA know what customer service is? I’ve been on hold for over 42 minutes trying to get a question answered about responding to patients. Guess the apple don’t far from the tree. Maybe calling my Senator from the Armed Services Committee is the answer
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Why is it you can’t find a phone number to report issues at a MTF. This one acts different than any other we’ve ever been to and just plain ignores any patients concerns. Constantly making new rules that aren’t rules anywhere else and say their not under DHA yet. I have met with senior leadership and they promise change but it doesn’t. My next step is my Senator who is on the Armed Service Committee
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