(3) Chronic disease and nonbattle injury.
(4) Public health aspects of disaster relief operations.
(5) Design of medical and other research protocols.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia,
provides reference data, consultation service, and training on communicable diseases
and other aspects of public health. It is a civilian agency.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regional offices which can
provide Army medical treatment facilities with information and support on pollution
reduction and control issues. The EPA is a civilian agency.
a. There are four commonly used Army and government agencies that can
support and assist world-wide Army preventive medicine programs.
b. Army preventive medicine personnel usually contact these agencies when
situations arise that are too complex or specialized to handle with local resources.
These agencies also provide support for emergencies, such as disease outbreaks, and
can offer the services of specialized equipment and facilities.
c. There are two military and two civilian agencies.
d. The military agencies are:
(1) The U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency (USAEHA).
(2) The Epidemiology Consultant Service (EPICON).
e. The civilian agencies are:
(1) The Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control (CDC).
(2) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).