The Therapist Category plays a vital role in the overall Public Health Service mission: to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of the Nation.
In support of the PHS mission the Therapist Category:
- advances the Nation's health through cutting edge research, policy design, and health science,
- implements evidenced-based research into clinical practice for the health and wellness of the Nation's underserved populations,
- educates the Nation to facilitate and encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles to prevent disease and disability,
- provides efficacious intervention for those with disability and disease to maximize function and improve quality of life, and
- responds effectively to national and international Public Health needs with highly trained therapist officers.
The Public Health Service Therapist Category will demonstrate national and international leadership in public health services, rehabilitation, and science through:
- enhancing the Therapist Category leadership role in promoting the health and well being of the people we serve,
- educating public health leadership about the abilities of the Therapist Category on health promotion, disease prevention, wellness, rehabilitation and readiness response,
- promoting professional development among the Therapist Category to enhance their value to the Public Health Service and the people we serve,
- encouraging advanced training, policy development, and research,
- engaging in partnerships to meet public health challenges, and
- honoring the values, practices, and traditions of our Nation.
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