Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Health Services Category

Health Services Officers (HSOs) are one of eleven professional categories of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). HSOs contribute vitally to the health of the Nation and are an invaluable resource to the Office of the Surgeon General, the PHS, other governmental agencies, and the American public.

Health Services is the second largest PHS category with close to 1300 active duty officers who are involved in a wide variety of disciplines holding qualifying degrees from accredited clinical, scientific, technical, and administrative programs.

Disciplines represented within the Health Services category include biological, physical and environmental sciences, optometry, clinical psychology, social work, podiatry, medical technology, dental hygiene, medical records administration, physician assistant, information technology, health education, health care administration, and other public health specialties.

The HSO motto --Multidisciplinary in Approach, Connected by Service, Advancing Public Health” -- attests to the wide range of skills and experience possessed by this multi-disciplinary team of officers and to their pride and commitment to serving in the Commissioned Corps.

The 10 Health Services Professional Advisory Groups are listed and accessible below:


2019 CP2G Toolkit Now Posted

The Career Progression and Promotion Guidance (CP2G) Toolkit includes guidance documents to assist officers with Career Progression and when preparing for USPHS Promotion. Guidance documents include but not limited to: 

Official HS Category CV

Formatting Instructions/Sample Template

Career Progression Guidance

Annual Accomplishments Tracking Sheet/Writing for Impact Guidance

Promotion Preparation Guidance

FY19 HSO Benchmarks/Officer Statement (OS)/Reviewing Officer Statement (ROS) Guidelines 

Click here to access the CP2G Toolkit

Updates

Page Last Modified on 10/18/2018

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