Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:MHS: Disaster Response Mass-casualty violence Homeland defense Flu outbreak preparedness Humanitarian assistance after natural disaster International health initiatives North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) International Committee of Military Medicine 19
Slide notes:Another function of the Military Health System is disaster response, aimed at protecting the general public as well as members of the military. Such calamities might include mass-casualty violence, emergency operations for homeland defense, flu outbreaks that require medications and vaccines, humanitarian assistance after natural disasters, and global health initiatives. The Military Health System is represented in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, and the International Committee of Military Medicine. 19