The second edition of the PHS Officer's Guide is a must-have for all PHS Commissioned Corps officers. Authors CAPT Jim Knoben (Ret.) and CAPT Alice Knoben added a chapter on leadership principles and updated all content. RADM Boris Lushniak wrote, "The Public Health Service Officer's Guide is an excellent reference... (that) provides an opportunity for officers to enhance their knowledge base."
Chapters in the book include: Uniformed Service Essentials, Leadership Principles, Courtesy & Protocol, Ceremony Protocol, Special Duty Positions, Communications, Meetings, Table Protocol, and much more. The appendices include planning for various ceremonies, Dining-Out, formal receptions, and distinguished visitors.
COA members can buy copies for $15 each. Click here for the order form.
A Century of Adventure in Northern Health: The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in Alaska (1879-1978) was written by CAPT Robert A. Fortuine, USPHS (Ret.). The book was published in 2006 by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health.
A Century of Adventure in Northern Health is paperback with 162 pages and measures 8.3 x 5.5 inches. It is available from for a retail price of $18.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: Principles & Practicewas written by U.S. Public Health Service officers with expertise in responding to public health emergencies nationally and internationally. The book provides a much-needed reference for all uniformed service and civilian emergency medical response personnel. It organizes a vast array of emergency public health organizational and practice information in a form that allows ready understanding of the principles and practice norms within the field, and their inter-relationships. As noted by the book’s Senior Editor, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, the book will “…serve to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of those who are tasked with an emergency response mission.” Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response is an essential resource in learning about the actions and approaches that are utilized in dealing with public health related disasters in this Nation and within the complex global community.
This book is edited by, VADM Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, (Ret. USPHS), 17th Surgeon General of the United States; CAPT Robert G. Darling, MD, (Ret. USN); CAPT James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, (Ret. USPHS); and RADM Jerrold M. Michael, DrPH, ScD (Ret. USPHS).
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response is paperback with 344 pages and measures 8.8 x 5.9 inches. Place your book orders for a retail price of $22 per book, plus $5 shipping per book. Please fill out this form, and either fax or mail it to COF. If you are ordering 10 or more copies, please call COF at (301) 731-9080 prior to sending in your order form.
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“Sex, Sin and Science: A History of Syphilis in America”
Sex, Sin and Science: A History of Syphilis in America was written by John Parascandola, the retired Public Health Service Historian and a current Trustee of the Commissioned Officers Foundation. Dr. Parascandola's fascinating book traces the history of syphilis in America from Colonial times to the present, as well as providing a background chapter on the origins and spread of syphilis. The important role of the PHS Commissioned Corps is prominently featured throughout his narrative. In his foreword to the book, 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona calls his work "a thoughtful, powerful and revealing treatise...that the general public, historians, politicians, and science can benefit from."
Sex, Sin, and Science is hardcover with 224 pages and measures 6.1 x 9.3 inches. The retail price of the book is $49.95 plus shipping and handling, but the publisher (Praeger) is offering a discount of 20% off the list price to COA members. To learn more about the book and to receive the 20% discount, click the link below and use discount code F238 at checkout.
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