Accession Number:

ADA355433

Title:

Assessment of the Health Role in Environmental Programs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Aug 96-30 Sep 97

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

An Environmental Health Policy Study Model was applied to define the health mission in environmental programs and to identify the medical research and development contribution as a strategy. The Environment and Environmental Health definition and scope were delineated and Army organizations and relationships in both disciplines were identified. A Problem Statement Opportunities for Improvement, and Vision were developed. Strategies to accomplish andor improve partnerships between the two communities were identified as Policy and Doctrine Education and Training Senior Leadership Buy-in OrganizationsManpower and Personnel Research, Development, and Acquisition and Marketing. Conclusions were that there is not universal acceptance of the definition and scope for Environmental Health the potential contributions of environmental health are hampered by the lack of consensus on definition and scope there are good examples of how the partnerships should work to integrate environmental health with environmental the close working relationships and integration of programs and initiatives must be improved at all levels medical RD should be a separate strategy and should complement other strategies to enhance interaction and partnering of environmental and environmental health programs and the Environmental Health Policy Study Model and process is an appropriate way to evaluate and formulate policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE