The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center: enhancing the Military Health System's public health capabilities

DeFraites, Robert F.
January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 11 Issue Suppl 2, p1
Academic Journal
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.


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