Public Briefing: Value of the Commissioned Corps to American Health and Security
Speakers discussed what the Commissioned Corps does for the country, how officers accomplish their missions, and the future of the Corps. Other topics included the cost of hiring officers, retirement benefits, and comparisons to the other uniformed services. Click here for a press release.
The Foundation supports multiple efforts to celebrate the anniversary. Authors should submit commentaries for publication in peer-reviewed journals like Public Health Reports, published since 1878 and the official journal of the Public Health Service. Click here for the Call for Papers.
The foundation conducts research into a range of issues that impact upon public health, including analyses of proposed and contemplated health policy changes. The most recent example is an independent study evaluating the USPHS Commissioned Corps values and contributions to the DHHS mission and national and global health priorities and initiatives (full report). The foundation has also investigated preparedness of the nation’s public health system to deal with emergencies and analyzing the factors that will motivate future generations to choose a particular career path, including one related to the PHS Commissioned Corps.
A report scheduled for completion in 2014 will examine the last 50 years of anti-tobacco campaigns by Surgeons General and organizations funded by the master settlement agreement.
Have a topic related to the PHS Commissioned Corps you would like to see researched? Call us today at 301-731-9080.
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The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the foundation are fully tax-deductible as charitable donations for income tax purposes. Donations to the foundation are recognized at the annual Public Health Symposium, in the Commissioned Officers Association newsletter (Frontline) and in the most recent annual report.