Identification

Author

DeFraites RF

Title

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center: Enhancing the military health system's public health capabilities

Year

2011

Publication type

Article

Journal

BioMed Central Public Health

Modified

2016-08-10 18:18:31.803534+00:00

Details

Volume

11 Suppl

Number

2

Pages

1-4

Access

Language

English

URL http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-11-S2-S1
DOI

10.1186/1471-2458-11-s2-s1

Accessed

2016-05-10

Extended information

Abstract

Since its establishment in February 2008, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) has embarked on a number of initiatives and projects in collaboration with a variety of agencies in the Department of Defense (DoD), other organizations within the federal government, and non-governmental partners. In 2009, the outbreak of pandemic H1N1 influenza attracted the major focus of the center, although notable advances were accomplished in other areas of interest, such as deployment health, mental health and traumatic brain injury surveillance.