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America's Health Responders - U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONED CORPS
Volume 10, No. 1     February 21, 2014
On January 1, 2014, the prohibition of the use of tobacco, tobacco products or electronic/synthetic/vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes), while in uniform or on duty, went into effect...
On January 1, 2014, the decriminalization of the personal/recreational use and possession of small amounts of marijuana in the states of Colorado and Washington, at the state/local law levels, went into effect. However, officers of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) and many other categories of federal, state and local personnel are not included in this relaxation of the use/possession of marijuana...
Everyone has experienced pain’s unwelcome intrusion into their lives at one time or another. Pain has a way of capturing our attention like few other experiences. Most people go to great lengths and expense in an attempt to avoid pain. In fact the annual expenditure for direct healthcare costs related to low back pain alone exceeds $85 billion...
If you want to vote in a Federal Primary or Special Election in March, April or May 2014, you should visit FVAP.gov for information on registering to vote and requesting your absentee ballot according to State deadlines and requirements...
In previous years Commissioned Corps applications were received from all professional category candidates. This resulted in a substantial amount of applications but did not necessarily account for the needs of the Service or key stakeholders. In an effort to better meet these needs, place more emphasis on the value of a commission, and create efficiencies in the general duty application process, the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness (DCCPR) implemented a new recruitment and application process effective 1 October 2013...
The Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and the Commissioned Officer Training Academy wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 66.

OBC training is a 2-week course of study for new calls to active duty to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps)...
The Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and the Commissioned Officer Training Academy wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 67.

OBC training is a 2-week course of study for new calls to active duty to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps)...
The Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and the Commissioned Officer Training Academy wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 68.

OBC training is a 2-week course of study for new calls to active duty to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps)...
The Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and the Commissioned Officer Training Academy wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 69.

OBC training is a 2-week course of study for new calls to active duty to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps)...
The Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and the Commissioned Officer Training Academy wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 70.

OBC training is a 2-week course of study for new calls to active duty to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps)...
Join me in Raleigh, NC on June 10-12 for the 49th annual USPHS conference. The theme for the 2014 USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium is "Public Health Today: Prevention, Innovation, Progress." That encapsulates what officers do in today’s Public Health Service...