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Volume 8, No. 1     February 21, 2012
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President Obama established the White House Council on Women and Girls in order to establish a coordinated federal response to issues that particularly impact women and girls and to ensure that federal programs and policies adequately address such issues. The Commissioned Corps of the U. S. Public Health Service (Corps) is one of the federal agencies committed to furthering the mission and function of the council under the leadership of Surgeon General VADM Regina M. Benjamin...
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps, which was announced during President George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address, and officially launched as a demonstration project in July of 2002. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities...
This message contains the following important updates on readiness and response:
  1. Readiness and Promotion
  2. April 1 Readiness Compliance Email Messaging
  3. Web-based Readiness Assistance Form
  4. President’s Challenge/APFT
  5. Officer Deployment Readiness
  6. Community Health and Service Missions (CHASM) selected as HHSInnovates semi-finalist...
The purpose of this message is to remind you of the political activity restrictions that apply to all federal employees. These important rules help to ensure that the Government will function in a neutral, nonpartisan manner in carrying out its obligations to the American public...
The Commissioned Officer Training Academy, in association with the Office of Force Readiness and Deployment, wishes to extend congratulations to graduates of the Officer Basic Course (OBC) 49.

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). Officers learn about the history of the Corps and establish a foundation of knowledge in preparation for their Corps careers...
  1. Warrior Resilience Conference
  2. March 29-30, 2012
  3. Washington, D.C.

  4. 2012 National Health Promotion Summit
  5. April 10-11, 2012
  6. Washington, D.C.