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 2013 Anchor & Caduceus Dinner was a success! 17th US Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, delivered the C. Everett Koop Memorial lecture on May 21, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. His remarks linked the legacy of Dr. Koop to public health today. Dr. Carmona's comments were well-received by the large audience.
Ben Shelly, President of the Navajo Nation, accepted an award for his work to create smoke-free casinos. President Shelly's presence was the first time an elected leader of a sovereign nation attended the symposium.
RADM Sven Rodenbeck, USPHS, highlighted the 100th anniversary of the Engineer Category of the Commissioned Corps.
VADM Michael Cowan, USN (Ret.), 34th Surgeon General of the US Navy, presented Dr. Carmona with the 2012 AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event was sponsored by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health (COF) in partnership with the Coca-Cola Company, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Alternate Health Decisions Foundation, Arizona for Drug Free Youth and Communities, Arizonans Concerned About Smoking, East Valley Arizona NAACP, National Association for Uniformed Services, Sirona Dental, Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education and Prevention Project, and the ViON Corporation.
The 2013 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, held in Arizona, was a success. Attendance exceeded 1,000 and feedback from registrants was positive. The symposium was the 48th annual conference for Commissioned Corps officers.
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.