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MHS Vital Signs December 2010

MHS Vital Signs December 2010

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MHS Vital Signs is the Military Health System’s monthly electronic newsletter, e-mailed to subscribers via GovDelivery. MHS Vital Signs provides the latest news and information on health care, education and training, research, and technology in the Military Health System. Subscribe online at health.mil/vitalsigns.

This month’s issue supports Global Health Engagement Month and features Col. Jim Fike, liaison to OASD-HA, USAF International Health Specialist Program
MHS Vital Signs is the Military Health System’s monthly electronic newsletter, e-mailed to subscribers via GovDelivery. MHS Vital Signs provides the latest news and information on health care, education and training, research, and technology in the Military Health System. Subscribe online at health.mil/vitalsigns.

This month’s issue supports Global Health Engagement Month and features Col. Jim Fike, liaison to OASD-HA, USAF International Health Specialist Program

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As our world becomes increasingly globalized, so does ourMilitary Health System. Our service members are deployedaround the world and are affected by a broad spectrum of potential health challenges. In addition, the United States playsa prominent role in humanitarian response efforts, and inreconstruction activities that promote international stability.To address the diversity of needs worldwide, the MHS workswith other U.S. agencies, non-governmental, international, and partner nation organizations not onlyto provide assistance when needed, but also to provide global partners with the capability andcapacity to provide for their own national security. Using tools like the Air Force International Health
Specialist program, Army Civil Affairs medical teams and the Navyʼs hospital ship missions, the MHS
establishes, sustains and expands our own capabilities while working in global partnerships thatultimately enhance the security of our allies.
This year the Department of Defenseʼs International Health Division, part of the Office of Force Health
Protection and Readiness, put into place a groundbreaking new policy emphasizing the importance of international medical missions conducted by the military. The new policy assigned responsibilities
and instructions for the militaryʼs medical support to international stability operations. Ultimately,this will enhance the DoDʼs capabilities to respond quickly and efficiently when needed, and better
prepare MHS personnel to play pivotal roles across the full spectrum of medical stability operations.
Welcome
 Jim Fike, Col, USAF, MC, FS; Liaison toOASD-HA; USAF International Health Special-ist Program (Courtesy of FHP&R)
In This Issue
Issue 21, December 2010
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This month, as the MHS focuses its attention on global health engagement we recognize theimportant role medical aid and improving medical capacities globally plays in international stability.Global health engagement is a key element of developing and enhancing partnership capabilities tosecure a safer future for us all.Enjoy this issue of Vital Signs! Jim Fike, Col, USAF, MC, FSLiaison to OASD-HAUSAF International Health Specialist ProgramDuring December, the Military Health System recognizesyear-round efforts to deliver quality health care in cities,villages and remote regions that span the globe. The type of services MHS provides also covers a lot of territory, including;responding to the scene of disasters, providing direct healthcare in underdeveloped nations, mentoring host country military medical personnel, rebuilding criticalhealth infrastructure and supporting research to fight disease.Continue reading at http://bit.ly/iatpvh
Global Health Engagement Month
As part of an ongoing outreach effort to better prepare MilitaryHealth System personnel to plan and carry out global medicalhumanitarian relief missions in a collaborative approach withtheir civilian counterparts, FHP&R's International Health Divisionworked with the U.S. Agency for International Development tohelp deliver a joint disaster response course during the 116thAnnual Meeting of the Society of the Federal Health Agencies.Continue reading at http://bit.ly/csJECd
MHS Leads Training Course for JointDisaster Response
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FHP&Rʼs International Health Division worked
with the U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment recently to help deliver a jointdisaster response course during the 116thAnnual Meeting of the Society of the FederalHealth Agencies.
 
Application upgrades currently underway to Army MedicalCommunications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) electronicmedical record (EMR) systems in Iraq and Afghanistan willprovide better methods for capturing and reporting mildtraumatic brain injury (mTBI) data.Other enhancements include easier medical supplymanagement and better visibility of patients in transit. The MC4program will field the upgrades first in Southwest Asia and thenin 12 other countries where MC4 systems remain operational.Continue reading at http://bit.ly/ePi6Hg
Faster Ways to Report Mild TBI
Army Spc. Rosemary Yanezgarcia utilizesDCAM's improved functionality tosimultaneously process multiple receipts inthe Brigade Medical Supply Office at ForwardOperating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. (PhotoCredit MC4)
This month we profile the United States Air Force InternationalHealth Specialist program and show how military medical assetsnot only save lives, but also leave a lasting impact on the world.Continue reading at http://bit.ly/esk3RH
Defense Health Assets Impact theWorld
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The holidays are a great opportunity to bond with family members and reconnect with old friends, butthis time of year can also present significant stress, particularly if a loved one is deployed for theholidays. An empty seat at the dinner table, holiday shopping, minus one or unwrapped gifts underthe Christmas tree can cause the holiday blues. Joyous reminders of the holiday season can also bringpain and loneliness.Especially during this time of the year, it is critical that TRICARE beneficiaries reach out to familymembers and friends if they are experiencing any holiday blues. Sometimes frequent communicationwith a loved one can get a beneficiary back on track. TRICARE Assistance Program is here to assist.Continue reading at http://bit.ly/eepLmB
TRICARE - Here for the Holidays

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