Implementing Guidance for Deployment Health Surveillance
NAVY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA
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This document provides technical guidance for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps on roles, responsibilities, and procedures for conducting Deployment Health Surveillance DHS. Health Surveillance includes identifying risk factors and the population at risk, recognizing and assessing hazardous exposures, recommending and initiating specific countermeasures, and monitoring health outcomes. A system for conducting health surveillance includes a means of identifying health risks and then a means of collecting, transmitting, analyzing, reporting, and storing individual and population health data.
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