Accession Number:

ADA433718

Title:

Deployment Health Surveillance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPLOYMENT HEALTH SUPPORT DIRECTORATE FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A major lesson learned from the Gulf War was the need for a comprehensive deployment health surveillance system. Suspected adverse affects from vaccines and other preventive health measures, and unconfirmed exposures to toxic substances have resulted in long term challenges for military leaders and health care professionals. It has been impossible to determine the causes of ill health among Gulf War veterans, in part because of the lack of a comprehensive deployment health surveillance system. The Department of Defense has responded to this clear need through the development of a force health protection program designed to insure the health of service members before, during and after deployment, and a number of automated systems providing comprehensive medical and environmental surveillance. These established and emerging surveillance systems continue to evolve as technology advances, continually improving DoDs ability to monitor, and make sound decisions about, the health of service members.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE