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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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May 28, 2024

MHS Toolkits & Branding Guidance

We're providing this branding guidance and Communications Toolkits to give communicators in the field customizable, ready-to-use material to promote consistent messaging on key topics and issues.

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May 24, 2024

Welcome to the DHA Virtual Medical Library

The DHA Virtual Medical Library provides access to high-quality, evidence-based medical, nursing, and allied health information resources for Military Health System personnel. The DML ensures that all personnel have access to core, essential resources regardless of duty station.​

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Apr 22, 2024

Military Health System Mental Health Hub

The Military Health System has many resources available to help service members, families, or veterans who are struggling with mental health challenges.

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Apr 10, 2024

Warfighter Brain Health Hub

Warfighter brain health is the physical, psychological, and cognitive status that affects a warfighter's ability to adapt in any environment. Brain health affects readiness, operational capability, and mission effectiveness.

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Apr 2, 2024

Men's Health

Men die an average of five years earlier than women and are at higher risk for serious diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, and HIV. Familiarity with men’s health issues, regular screenings, and preventive care can be key in encouraging good health and long life.

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Mar 22, 2024

Research & Innovation

Defense Department’s overall investment for medical research and development (R&D) with Research, Development, Testing, and Development (RDT&E) dollars.

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Mar 19, 2024

Education & Training

Education and training resources for personnel across the Military Health System.

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Mar 12, 2024

Health Care Technology

Health care technology is any technology, including medical devices, IT systems, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and more designed to support health care organizations.

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Feb 8, 2024

Women's Health

The Military Health System provides comprehensive women’s health care, including reproductive health care and gender-specific care associated with cardiovascular health, mental health, and musculoskeletal injuries.

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Feb 8, 2024

Privacy & Civil Liberties

Protecting personally identifiable and protected health information of our patients, research subjects and our workforce.

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Feb 8, 2024

Doing Business with the Defense Health Agency

Interested in doing business with the Defense Health Agency? In this topic, you can find information about the Component Acquisition Executive office, the Office of Small Business Programs, and the Office of Procurement in this topic. Highlights include contact information, upcoming events for vendors, and a forecasts of business opportunities.

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Feb 8, 2024

Centers of Excellence

Military Health System Centers of Excellence were established to provide the Department of Defense with the ability to speed the advancement of our scientific knowledge and evidence-based practices for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that impact our military personnel and their families.

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Feb 8, 2024

Health Readiness & Combat Support

The Defense Health Agency provides support for operating forces engaged in planning for, or conducting, military operations, including support during conflict or in the conduct of other military activities related to countering threats to U.S. national security. Among DHA’s most important combat support responsibilities is its work to increase ...

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Feb 8, 2024

Health Care Administration & Operations

Learn about getting care in the Military Health System. See how the Defense Health Agency is increasing high reliability across the MHS and compare the quality and safety of health care across military hospitals and clinics. Information for health care providers is also found in this topic.

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May 28, 2024

September Observances

September features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. The observances in bold have graphics and content available on the September Social Media and Content page.

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