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We are especially pleased to provide clinical support for the DoD/VA Post-Deployment Health Evaluation and Management Clinical Practice Guideline (PDH-CPG). Through this Web site, you will find clinical tools and educational resources as well as patient education materials. We constantly strive to keep this information current and relevant. If you need information that you cannot find here, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome all suggestions for additions or changes to the Web site that improve its value to you. For assistance in quickly finding items of interest on this site, see the DHCC Guide for Healthcare Providers to www.PDHealth.mil.

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  • A new fact sheet summarizing the key points of the DoD/VA Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline and listing key resources has been developed by DHCC. To review please click on: DoD/VA PDH-CPG Fact Sheet, Apr 12
  • To enhance providers' awareness and utilization of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), especially the deployment-related CPGs, PDHealth has a CPG Web page, containing information and helpful links.

Updated 2 Feb 15

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Provider/Clinician Highlights

 Web-Based Training

  • DoD Training Including Post-Test to Administer Deployment Mental Health Assessments, 18 Jan 11 (Official DoD Training designed to train and certify medical personnel to implement pre- and post-deployment mental health assessments in accordance with Health Affairs Policy dated 19 Jul 10.)

  • Training on Military Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals

    • Military Culture Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals (Online training developed by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). It is designed to help providers acquire knowledge regarding military culture in order to improve their abilities to understand, communicate, and effectively interact with service members and their families.)
    • Military Culture (Online training sessions that help health care professionals in the community understand the unique aspects of military culture and how they affect veteran mental health and recognize stresses encountered by returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. This training is presented as a community service by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program and the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.)

  • Training on Deployment-Related Behavioral Health Issues for Healthcare Professionals

    • Training for Military and Civilian Behavioral Health (Online training, evidence-based workshops and training courses developed by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) for training military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based behavioral health services to military personnel, veterans and their families.)
    • From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families (Online training series that helps health care professionals in the community recognize and address the challenges faced by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. The series is presented as a community service by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program and the National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.)

 Deployment Support Guidance

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Health News and Information

DHCC Update on Health Concerns and Conditions Page

Army Public Health Update and Other Periodic Publications - Published by US Army Center for Public Health (USAPHC) formerly US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM)

MSMR (Medical Surveillance Monthly Report) - Published by Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

Federal Health Care News - (Weekly compilation of the latest news in the federal health care sector.)

DHCC Deployment Health News - Subscribe to DHCC on-line newsletter

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Conferences and Training

Upcoming Conferences by Date

Briefings and Presentations

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Provider Resiliency

Providers who have prolonged exposure to patient suffering and on-going care demands may develop Provider Fatigue (the military term for Compassion Fatigue) and Burnout. The military has developed a program to promote Provider Resiliency through education, assessment and motivation tools, and healing activities. Resources for Provider Resiliency include:

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