Health Assessment Programs

Per DoD Directive (DoDD) 6490.2E Comprehensive Health Surveillance, "comprehensive health surveillance is an important element of force health protection programs to promote, protect, and restore the physical and mental health of DoD personnel throughout their military service and employment, both in garrison and during deployment." To support this directive, DoD instituted both a deployment health assessment program and an annual periodic health assessment program. These programs are outlined in this section along with relevant policies and procedures.