Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Therapist Professional Advisory Committee

About Us

Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

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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