ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE ARMY PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM
Several Army and government agencies are available to assist the Army
Preventive Medicine Program. They can provide help to field units and fixed facilities at
both oversea and Continental United States (CONUS) commands. These agencies are
usually contacted for emergencies, for problems beyond the scope of Army medical
treatment facilities, or when specialized equipment and services are required.
THE MOST COMMONLY USED AGENCIES
a. There are four agencies commonly used by Army preventive medicine
personnel; two are military and two are civilian.
b. The military agencies are:
(1) The United States Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA).
(2) The Epidemiology Consultant Service (EPICON).
c. The civilian agencies are:
(1) The Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control (CDC).
(2) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
THE U.S. ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY (USAEHA)
a. The United States Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA) is located
at Edgewood Arsenal, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. As the name implies, it is
a military agency. It also has three regional divisions. Installations that wish to request
USAEHA services must go through appropriate channels to the Army Medical
b. The mission of USAEHA is to support worldwide preventive medicine
programs of the U.S. Army. It may also provide assistance to the Department of
Defense (DOD) and certain other Federal activities. Preventive medicine personnel
usually request assistance from USAEHA when a problem is beyond their capabilities.
c. See the Appendix for additional information.