Accession Number:

ADA499354

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 1, Number 1, April 1995

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1995-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

General Sullivan, chief of staff of the Army, has stated, Information is power. This clear and simple statement has provided challenges and abundant opportunities to the Army Medical Department. In part, the AMEDD has responded by establishing the Army Medical Surveillance Activity in the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine USACHPPM. The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report MSMR is one of the first widely visible products of the new Medical Surveillance Activity. The MSMR will be a principal vehicle for disseminating medical surveillance information of broad interest. It will routinely publish summaries of notifiable diseases, trends of illnesses of special surveillance interest, and field reports describing outbreaks and case occurrences with significance beyond the setting in which they occurred. Initially, we anticipate that the MSMR will appeal primarily to medical audiences. As time passes, we hope it will gain interest among troop leaders who have ultimate responsibility for the health, fitness, and readiness of their commands. The ultimate goal in summarizing surveillance data is to provide readily available information necessary to inform, motivate, and empower commanders, their surgeons, and medical staffs to design, implement, and resource programs that enhance health, fitness, and readiness.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE