ARMY - AR 40-5
Army Public Health Program
|Publication Date:||12 May 2020|
Scope of Army public health
a. PH is the preservation, maintenance, and restoration of health in Army populations through the anticipation, prediction, identification, surveillance, evaluation, prevention, and control of disease and nonbattle injuries (DNBI). It is one of the functional areas of the Military Health System for which The Surgeon General (TSG) is the Army functional proponent. PH is a major enabler for Army readiness and a major component of force health protection in its application throughout all Army activities.
b. The scope of Army PH, inclusive of veterinary and dental PH, includes those functions and services that contribute to the identification, assessment, prevention, or mitigation of DNBI; promoting, improving, sustaining, and restoring health; and supporting readiness in Army populations. It includes relevant and appropriate capabilities and functions of the 10 Essential PH Services established through the Department of Health and Human Services (see para 3-1b).
c. Army PH is comprised of the services, activities, and products through which the Army optimizes the health of its population. Population health management is the intentional and proactive use of a variety of individual, organizational, and population-based interventions to reduce the burden of DNBI on operational forces, to identify and improve the health status of all beneficiaries, and to help manage the healthcare demand of defined populations.