Policy and Strategy

Policy Overview

This section contains a library of psychological health-related policies, directives and technical documents published by the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Congress and Executive Branch, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The library includes all policy-related documents referenced on PDHealth.mil and additional documents related to the topics found on PDHealth.mil.

Types of documents in the library include regulations, directive memorandums, directive pamphlets, instructions, notices, legislation and executive orders. The documents pertain to the following psychological health topics: conditions, health care services, research, military-related psychological health screening and DoD/Military Health System organizational structure as related to psychological health. For more details, see the Department of Defense Publications and Definitions.

Each entry includes the agency responsible for the publication, type and number of the publication, title, date issued, date of any changes, brief description of content, and a link to the primary source where the publication can be found.

Sources of Documents

Congressional Publications

U.S. Government Publishing Office

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PLAW&browsePath=112&isCollapsed=false&leafLevelBrowse=false&ycord=268&bread=true

(Public and Private Laws (including National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA))

Executive Publications

The White House

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders

(Executive Orders)

Department of Defense (DoD) Publications

DoD Issuances

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/index.html

(DoD Directives (DoDD), DoD Instructions (DoDI), DoD Manuals (DoDM), Directive-Type Memorandums (DTM))

Health Affairs (HA) Policies and Guidelines

http://www.health.mil/Policies

Air Force Publications

Air Force e Publishing

http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/

(Air Force Instructions (AFI), Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD), Air Force Manual (AFMAN), Air Force Pamphlets (AFPAM))

Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) Policies

https://kx2.afms.mil/Pages/default.aspx

(On AFMS Knowledge Exchange which requires CAC to login)

Army Publications

Army Publishing Directorate

http://www.apd.army.mil/

(Army Regulations (AR), Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM), Forms, Field Manuals (FM), Technical Manuals (TM), Technical Bulletins (TB) including Medical (TB MED and link to All Army Activities Messages (ALARACT))

Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) / Medical Command (MEDCOM) Policies

(On Army Knowledge Online (AKO) which requires CAC to login)

https://www.us.army.mil/suite/files/1829059

Coast Guard Publications

Coast Guard Directives and Publications Division

http://www.uscg.mil/directives/default.asp

(Commandant Instructions (COMDTINST), Commandant Notices (COMDTNOTE), Commandant Instructions Manual (COMDTINST M)

Marine Publications

Marine Publications

http://www.marines.mil/news/publications/Pages/default.aspx

(All Marines Messages (ALMARS), Marine Administrative Messages (MARADMINS), All Navy Messages (ALNAVS), Forms)

Marine Corps Publications Electronic Library

http://www.marines.mil/News/Publications/ELECTRONICLIBRARY.aspx

(Marine Corps Orders (MCO), Marine Corps Manuals (MCO-P), Marine Corps Bulletin (MCBul), NAVMC, NAVMC Directives)

Navy Publications

BUMED Policy and Guidance (NAVMED)

http://www.med.navy.mil/Pages/SiteMap.aspx

Navy Medicine Directives


http://www.med.navy.mil/directives/Pages/default.aspx

(BUMED HQ Instructions and Notes; BUMED Instructions and Notes; BUMED-sponsored OPNAV, SECNAV, BUPERS, BUMED; and NAVMED Forms)

Department of the Navy Issuances

http://doni.daps.dla.mil/default.aspx

(Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Instructions, Notices, and Manuals; All Navy (ALNAV) Regulations)

Library for Navy Messages

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Pages/default2.aspx

(Navy Administrative Messages (NAVADMINS) and All Navy Messages (ALNAVS))

VA Publications

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Documents

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/