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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

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  • The Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline Desk Reference Toolbox was developed in 2004 to support clinicians in implementing the PDH-CPG. New and updated Provider Reference Pocket Cards are produced as information changes, additional health concerns emerge, and associated guidance is developed. A current list of updates that have been made to the Toolbox as well as the entire contents of the Toolbox can be found on the Toolbox Page.

  • 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
  • RESPECT-Mil, which stands for Re-Engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military, is a system of primary care designed to enhance the recognition and high-quality management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. RESPECT-Mil uses the Three Component Model (3CM) of care, featuring the coordination of Primary Care Providers, Care Facilitators and Behavioral Health Specialists in the unique service of Soldiers with behavioral health needs The US Army Medical Command has directed wide implementation of RESPECT-Mil in Army primary care facilities. Tri-service implementation is in the planning stages. Clinical guidance and training for the program can be found on the RESPECT-Mil Web Page.

  • 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 19 Apr 12

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Provider/Clinician Highlights

 Web-Based Training

 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

Deployment Healthcare Track, Annual Armed Forces Public Health Conference

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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DHCC Assistance

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