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Force Health Protection

Definition/Scope: (ATTP 4-02) Encompasses measures to promote, improve, conserve or restore the mental or physical well-being of Soldiers. These measures enable a healthy and fit force, prevent injury and illness, and protect the force from health hazards. These measures also include the prevention aspects of a number of Army Medical Department functions (preventive medicine, including medical surveillance and occupational and environmental health surveillance; veterinary services, including the food inspection and animal care missions, and the prevention of zoonotic disease transmissible to man; combat and operational stress control; dental services (preventive dentistry); and laboratory services [area medical laboratory support]. OLD VDERSION (FM 3-100.4) All services performed, provided, or arranged by the Services to promote, improve, conserve, or restore the mental or physical well being of personnel. These services include, but are not limited to, the management of health service resources, such as manpower, monies, and facilities; preventive and curative health measures; medical evacuation of the wounded, injured or sick; selection of the medically fit and disposition of the medically unfit; blood management; medical supply, equipment, and maintenance thereof; combat stress control; and medical, dental, veterinary, laboratory, optometry, medical food, and medical intelligence services.

Used For:

Protection WFF



Acronym For:

Force Health Protection

Broader Terms:

Army Medical Department
environment protection
global environment
Protection WFF

Narrower Terms:

Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat

Related Terms:

Combat Health Logistics
combat health support
Health Service Logistics
Health Service Support

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