The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center: enhancing the Military Health System's public health capabilities

BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 4;11 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):S1. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-S2-S1.


Since its establishment in February 2008, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) has embarked on a number of initiatives and projects in collaboration with a variety of agencies in the Department of Defense (DoD), other organizations within the federal government, and non-governmental partners. In 2009, the outbreak of pandemic H1N1 influenza attracted the major focus of the center, although notable advances were accomplished in other areas of interest, such as deployment health, mental health and traumatic brain injury surveillance.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Government Agencies
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology*
  • Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Population Surveillance* / methods
  • Public Health*
  • United States