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.
The following programs are briefly described in this section of PDHealth.mil along with relevant policies and procedures:
- Deployment Health Assessments
- Periodic Health Assessment
- Deployment Mental Health Assessment
- Neurocognitive Assessments
- Service-Specific Deployment Health Assessment Programs
Background on DoD programs that have been created for identifying deployment-related health conditions, including the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) and Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline (PDH-CPG) Program which have been retired, and the current Health Assessment Programs can be found on this page.